VIC Chapter | Richmond | Fundamentals of Assessing, Inspecting and Commissioning Fire Safety Systems

The Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne | 6 CPD Points |

About this Event - 11 February 2020

Fundamentals of Assessing, Inspecting and Commissioning Fire Safety Systems for Compliance with the National Construction Code

This training session will review all aspects of the installed fire systems, including; onsite pumps and location, combined sprinkler and hydrant systems, water sources including fire and street hydrants and the impacts that these have on water supply to enable fire service attendance. 

This training session is well suited to building surveyors either in the private sector or local government who deal with all classification types of buildings that require active fire safety systems to be installed. No matter if you have only basic knowledge of inspecting fire safety systems to be installed or a senior building surveyor with many years of experience, this training event will be for you. 

This training session will be delivered in three parts; 

  1. Victorian Building Authority & the Country Fire Authority 
    - CFA/MFB - Fire services position including referrals 
              i.    Design;
              ii.   Installation; 
              iii.  Commissioning; 
              iv.  Testing; 
              v.   Maintenance 
    - Industry maintenance services - FPAA 
    - Essential Services Maintenance 
  2. RED Fire Engineers - Inspection of Fire Safety Systems with real case examples. 
  3. Amy Seppelt SA Fire - Design and installation of fire safety systems in residential and commercial buildings requiring active fire safety systems. 

Relevant NCC requirements and referenced Australian Standards including, but not limited to the following will be reviewed; 

  • Part E of Vol. One of the NCC
  • AS 2419.1 Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning
  • AS 2441 Installation of fire hose reels 
  • AS 2444 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets 
  • AS 2118 Part 1 Automatic fire sprinkler systems 
  • AS 2118 Part 4 Sprinkler protection for accommodation buildings not exceeding four storeys in height 
  • AS 2118 Part 6 Combined sprinkler and hydrant systems in multistory buildings
  • AS 1851 Maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment 

A practical approach is to be deployed showing the design and mechanical aspects of inspecting and certifying these systems to enable final approval/occupation to occur. 

All this and more will be covered in this not to be missed session for building surveyors and allied professionals alike who deal with assessing buildings that require active fire safety to be installed. 

There are limited places available, so please ensure you register early to guarantee your seat.  

About the Speakers: 

Dr Daryl O'Brien - Victorian Building Authority:

Dr Daryl O'Brien is Acting, Executive Director, Operations & Technical and Regulation with the Victorian Building Authority. Previous positions include Head of Program, Undergraduate Built Environment Programs at CQ University. Daryl is a current member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and is a past QLD/NT Vice President. Dr Daryl O'Brien was previously a private certifier and planning consultant involved in a  range of building and planning projects in Queensland. Darryl holds a bachelor's degree in both Building Surveying and Building Design and a Maters degree in Environmental Planning. Darryl completed his PhD doctoral research on how to best optimise building codes in response to ongoing demographic change. Darryl's other research engagement includes ethics and conflict of interest; the identification and management of non-confirming building products; managing demographic change and environmental docility; and the history of building code development. 

Amy Seppelt:

Amy Seppelt is the Lead Fire Safety Engineer with the Community Safety & Resilience Department for the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services. Amy holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Fire Safety Engineering and has been with the Metropolitan Fire Service since 2005. Amy's primary role is to provide high-level specialist expertise on engineering and technical matters to ensure the provisions of optimum standards of fire safety in the built environment for both the community and fire fighters in South Australia. Amy has a been on a number of State and National committees, including the Building Advisory Committee and Building Regulations Assessment Commission in South Australia, as well as a number of committees for AFAC - The Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council. Prior to joining the MFS, Amy was a volunteer fire fighter with the Country Fire Service for 6 years in an Urban-Rural brigade, with specialist training and experience in structural firefighting, road crash and heavy vehicle rescue, hazardous materials and confined space rescue. 

David Kearsley: 

David is the Fire Safety Program Leader, Fire Prevention and preparedness with the Country Fire Authority. 

Tobias Solomonsson: 

Tobias has over nineteen years' experience in consulting fire engineering and fire brigade operations. With a background in firefighting, he has worked as a fire engineer and life safety consultant in Sweden, the United Sates and Australia. Tobias is focused on serving clients with innovative, practical and cost-efficient fire engineering design solutions. 

MC Hui: 

MC has over 40 years experience in the fire safety and fire protection industry. MC specialises in performance-based fire safety designs and fire risk assessments for a wide range of built environments ranging from residential buildings to industrial facilities as well as infrastructure projects. MC is also a guest lecturer in FSE at Victoria University and Western Sydney University on their postgraduate courses. 

Event Timetable:

* event timetable and content subject to change 

8:15am    Registrations Open
8:45am    Seminar Begins
4:00pm     Close


Membership Type Price (All Prices Inclusive of GST)

AIBS Member

Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225


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Dates may appear in American format depending on your internet browser language settings. This event will be held on 11 February 2020

2/11/2020 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne 649 Bridge Road Richmond, VIC 3121 AUSTRALIA
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