About this Event - 6 March 2019
NCC Changes and AS 3959 including the new Bushfire Verification Method & Approval processes for Bushfire Prone Areas
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- What are the changes proposed to the NCC 2019 for buildings in bushfire prone areas?
- What is the Bushfire Verification Method to be incorporated with the adoption of the NCC 2019?
- What are the associated provisions in Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2019?
- What changes are being contemplated and how will this impact the states planning scheme requirements that deal with bushfire.
All this and more will be covered in this not to be missed session for building surveyors and allied professionals alike who deal with the assessment of buildings in bushfire prone areas.
This session to include:
- Changes to AS 3959.
- Site Assessment changes - including slope and vegetation aspects.
- Construction Requirements - specific changes to be introduced to the construction of buildings including lower BAL requirements.
- Changes to the NCC 2019 that incorporate AS 3959.
- New Verification Method. How to use the new verification method for bushfire, utilising a simple and complex method. This includes the adoption of a 10% chance of ignition and acceptable probable exceedance lebel depending on the class of building being designed.
- Real fire weather examples to be explored within the jurisdiction.
- The relationship between planning and building to be discussed.
- States Planning Scheme - how the changes to AS3959 and the implementation of the new Verification Method will impact planning scheme provisions will be explored.
What is the building surveyors role in the certification phase for the assessment of buildings in bushfire areas? This session will detail all changes that a building surveyor should know when assessing/certifying buildings in bushfire areas. A not to be missed training event for building surveyors and allied professionals alike to be fully aware and updated on the proposed changes to the NCC 2019 and AS 3959 including the new Bushfire Verification Method
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About the Speaker: Grahame Douglas
Grahame began his interest in bushfire matters in the late 1980's and was appointed to represent environmental interests on the Bush Fire Council and in 1993 was appointed to the Bush Fire Coordination Committee. In 1996, Grahame accepted a position as Environment Officer within the then Department of Bush Fire Services and held a number of positions including Manager, Planning and Environment.
Grahame has worked with the NSW Rural Fire Service in the area of community safety for more than 15 years and was responsible for developing the legislative provisions and policy relating to bush fire risk management planning, development control for bushfire prone areas, environmental impact of hazard reduction activities. He was the principal author of Planning for Bushfire Protection in 2001 and in 2006 and currently participates in the review of AS3959 Construction in Bushfire Prone Areas. Grahame now supports the University of Western Sydney in the Graduate Diploma in Bush Fire Design program and the University of Technology Planning for Bushfire Short Course whilst completing his PhD in bushfire weather and fire behaviour.
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