VIC Chapter | Preston: Weatherproofing and Fire Separation

QLD/NT Chapter | Townsville: Weatherproofing and Fire Separation
1 May 2018,  Preston | 6 CPD

Registrations have now closed as this event has reached capacity.

If you would like to be waitlisted for this seminar, please call the AIBS office on 1300 312 427 or email: [email protected]

Join Lucinda Curran from ECO Health Solutions, Stephen Kip from SKIP Consulting and Jeremy Turner, AIBS National Technical Manager for a full day seminar taking a close look at dampness, weatherproofing and fire separation, particularly focussed on cladding. 

The topics to be covered regarding weatherproofing include:

A detailed analysis of building biology and how this relates to current NCC BCA 2016 provisions related to weatherproofing, dampness and condensation
A working understanding of the features / conditions conducive to adverse dampness and weatherproofing outcomes (water damaged buildings);
A detailed understanding of what the code says is needed;
A detailed understanding of what this means in terms of likely performance in service;
A working understanding of practical steps that can derive good results; and 
Knowledge of where building surveyors should be leading designers, developers and the public in relation to this aspect of building work.

 The topics to be covered regarding fire include:
What’s coming in the BCA 2016 Amendment One 
What you should know about the Senate Inquiry findings as they relate to building surveying practice
The Building Minister’s Forum and regulatory responses to non-conforming product and combustible cladding use
An overview of the risks involved from a building fire and life safety viewpoint 
Case studies of Australian cladding fires and an analysis of the performance of buildings involved
The requirements related to low rise domestic / residential buildings including 
o attached two storey buildings cantilevered over ground floor  
o attached two storey buildings with separating walls spanning over common property or garages.
Implications for inspection and other means of compliance verification
Interactive discussion on evidence of suitability, systems documentation and construction verification document requirements

Event Timetable: 1 May 2018*

*event timetable and content may be subject to change

Registration opens:

8:30 AM

Dampness and Weatherproofing Morning Session 1:
The science of dampness
NCC BCA DTS requirements
Dampness impacted buildings

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning Tea: 10:30 AM
Dampness and Weatherproofing Morning Session 2:
Verification of performance
Dampness case studies
Dampness and the law
Interactive panel discussion
10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
12:20 PM
Fire Separation Afternoon Session 1:
Identification of combustible cladding problems
Application of NCC Amendment One
What’s behind Amendment One

1:05 - 2:35 PM  
Afternoon Tea: 2:35 PM

Fire Separation Afternoon Session 2:
Low rise residential buildings
Detailing for fire separation
Future directions in fire safety
Interactive panel session

2:55 - 4:25 PM

Seminar Close: 4:25 PM


Event Pricing

Membership Type Price (All Prices Inclusive of GST)

AIBS Member

Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225

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1/05/2018 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Mantra Bell City 215 Bell Street Preston, VIC 3072 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.

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