WA Chapter | Bentley | NCC 2019 BCA Vol. 1 Part C - Fire Resistance and the new Fire Safety Verification Method

Technology Park  | 6 CPD Points | Ari Akriditis and Stephen Kip

About this Event - 6 February 2020

AIBS has developed a training event specifically for building surveyors, fire safety engineers and allied professions. This event will detail the NCC 2019 BCA Vol. 1 Part C provisions and will include information on what has changed, implications for design and assessment practice, clarification to assist interpretation including concessions for class 2 & 3 buildings utilising light or timber framing and the new Fire Safety Verification Method.  A formal presentation and background including interpretation of Part C will proceed a practical workshop scenario providing an opportunity for attendees to deal with the new Fire Safety Verification Method.  

A practical approach will deliver key learnings and more importantly provide consistency of interpretation of relevant parts of Vol. 1 Part C and provide an introduction on the application and use of the new Fire Safety Verification Method.

This is a training session that will suit those who are both new to the industry or experienced professionals, providing up to date and relevant training.

This training will be delivered in four parts over the day;

Session 1 - BCA Vol. 1 Part C
Fire Safety Changes introduced to the NCC 2019, interpretation of deemed to satisfy provisions including concessions and consistency of interpretation referencing the ABCB advisory note for class 2 & 3 buildings use of timber framing and/or non-combustible materials.

Session 2
Introduction to the Fire Safety Verification Method, governing requirements and application. 

Session 3 
Workshop example – applying the FSVM to a residential building.

Session 4
Conclusions and wrap up of proceedings

Attendees should bring with them or have access to the current version of the BCA Vol. 1.

Minimum numbers required to proceed with this event at all locations 

About the Speakers:  

Ari Akritidis

Ari Akritidis is Managing Director of Akritidis Building Consultants, a medium sized building surveying company providing statutory consulting services throughout Australia. Having been a registered building surveyor in Victoria since 1996, Mr Akritidis has also held registration as a fire safety engineer since 2002 since and is registered for practice in the ACT and Western Australia.

Ari is a current serving member of the Building Appeals Board (BAB- and the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) as appointed by the Minister. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), Technical Specialist Advisory Group (TSAG) providing specialised technical advice to the AIBS.

Ari has previously served as a member of the Building Practitioner Board and the Australian Standards Committee for AS 2047 Doors and Glazing. He has been an active member of the building industry throughout his career and continues to strive for improved professional practices across all building disciplines and sectors. 

 Stephen Kip
   Stephen Kip has been a Director of SKIP Consulting, an engineering and regulatory consultancy firm for the past 8 years. 

Prior to that he has held senior engineering positions with Warrington Fire Research (now Exova Warrington Fire) and the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and was the deputy to the Building Commissioner at the Building Control Commission in Victoria, Australia. 

He holds a Degree in Building and a Masters Degree in Engineering and has additional post graduate qualifications in Fire Safety Engineering and Building Project Management. He is a Board member of the Australian Building Building Codes Board, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, an Honorary Fellow of the academic staff of the University of Melbourne School of Architecture, and a Associate of the academic staff at the Centre of Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering at Victoria University. 




Membership Type Price (All Prices Inclusive of GST)

AIBS Member

Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225


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2/6/2020 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Technology Park Bentley 2 Brodie-Hall Dr Bentley, WA 6102 AUSTRALIA

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