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RECAP: NFIA VIC Members Meeting 1 June 2022

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Thank you to all our Members who came out to our VIC Members’ Meeting yesterday at PICAC, Brunswick. As always, it was another fantastic opportunity to catch up with our Victorian Members and update them on the NFIA’s activity and the Fire Protection Industry.

Special thanks also goes to Victaulic Company and Fire Pump Services for their presentations during the Meeting.

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The NFIA values our Members’ input during these meetings. Our next meeting will be held in WA. Details will be sent out to Members shortly.

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RECAP: NFIA QLD Members Meeting

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On Thursday of last week, the NFIA held our latest QLD Members’ Meeting at Victaulic’s Queensland Branch with several Members joining online through Teams.

NFIA CEO Adrian Shackleton provided Members with updates of NFIA’s latest activities, NFIA’s partnership with Standards Australia providing Members free access to certain Standards, the Services Trade Council, and updates on the NCC 2022 release. Updates were also provided by Matt Cooper and Shannon Fogarty about FiT and Queensland EBAs, while Troy Wolters provided a presentation about BussQ and Superannuation changes.

If Members have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NFIA.


NCC Fire Safety Systems

This course covers fire safety systems for multi-storey residential and non-residential buildings.  
To start off, you’ll be introduced to the NCC’s holistic approach to fire safety, the importance of fire safety systems and active and passive fire systems. 
Next, you’ll explore NCC compliance, Volume One fire provisions and key fire terms. You’ll gain an understanding of the Governing Requirements, the NCC’s rules and instructions and learn the importance of the Performance Requirements. You’ll also learn how different compliance pathways may impact installation.
The course then looks at performance and the importance of building classification. You’ll learn why a building classification is a critical factor to help determine whether the Performance Requirements have been met.  

Through examples, you’ll see how classification is central to a broad range of fire provisions that form the building’s fire safety system. This includes covering multi-classification scenarios and how fire separation and compartmentation may be affected.
To find out more, please click here.

CIBSE Seminar Series 2022

CIBSE has another exciting Seminar Series in the works for 2022. The series, titled Going from Great to Good, acknowledges that outstanding building performance at the forefront of sustainable design is aspirational, but that staying within our planetary boundaries means we need to find ways to raise the tide for all buildings, both new and old.
Going from Great to Good will explore several themes:
  • Beginning with the end in mind; moving to a circular economy for existing and new buildings
  • What is good enough; what principles of good engineering design can and should be common to all buildings
  • Flexibility and adaptability; designing buildings for an uncertain future
  • Modern construction principles; methods to improve the quality and speed of building
  • Making the most of what you have; digital engineering to teach old dogs new tricks
  • You will find more detail on each session in the programme here

The format of the programme was very popular last year, so once again the series will be delivered online as five 2-hour lunchtime sessions, each including 2 presentations and a panel discussion.
Series Dates & Times (AEST):
Session 1 | Tuesday 30 Aug 2022, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 2 | Tuesday 6 Sep 2022, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 3 | Tuesday 13 Sep 2022, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 4 | Tuesday 20 Sep 2022, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 5 | Tuesday 27 Sep 2022, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Register now for an early booking saving of $70 off the ticket price.