NSW/ACT Chapter | Hornsby | NCC 2019 Changes & AS3959 & Bushfire Verification Method

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Hornsby RSL | 6 CPD Points | Grahame Douglas

About this Event - 21 February 2019

NCC Changes and AS 3959 including the new Bushfire Verification Method & Approval processes for Bushfire Prone Areas

The draft NCC 2019 is out and references the new AS 3959-2018 Construction of Buildings in bushfire areas.

Building Surveyors must apply the NCC 2019 changes including the new AS 3959-2018 from 1st May.

These changes will also incorporate Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2019. 

This training program will also cover the revised provisions for complying development under the NSW Planning Scheme and potential regulation changes being considered including the NSW State Variation that deals with for bushfire assessments. 

This training sessions will include; 

  • Changes to the NCC 2019 that references the new AS 3959-2018 Construction of Buildings in bushfire areas
  • Site assessment changes including slope and vegetation aspects
  • Construction requirements, specific changes to be introduced to the construction of buildings including lower BAL requirements
  • 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 level depending on the class of building being designed
  • Real fire weather examples to be explored within the jurisdiction 
  • Revised provisions for complying development under the NSW Planning Scheme will be covered. 

What is the building surveyor's role in the certification phase for the assessment of buildings in bushfire areas? This session will detail all changes that a building surveyor must know when assessing/certifiying buildings in bushfire areas in order to comply with teh NCC 2019 changes including AS 3959-2018 from the 1st May. 

Spaces are limited so get in quick. 


Event Timetable:

* event timetable and content subject to change 

8:30am    Registrations Open
9:00am    Seminar Begins
4:30pm     Close

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. 


Membership Type Price (All Prices Inclusive of GST)

AIBS Member

Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225


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2/21/2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hornsby RSL 4 High St Hornsby, NSW 2077 AUSTRALIA

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