Steel in Bushfires

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This presentation discusses the risk factors and lessons learnt from recent bushfire events, concluding with how non-combustible steel materials combined with innovative construction methods are providing bushfire resilient building solutions. It also highlights the need to specify and build structures with materials which will ensure the greatest chance of survival in at-risk areas.

There are 3 Parts to this presentation which includes a Q&A session with the presenter and expert panel.

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PART 1

Building Back Better – Steel Building Materials & Bushfire Design

  • Introduction to ASI
  • The Climate We’re In – Bushfire Events
  • What Generates Bushfire Risk?
  • Briefly, Building Codes and Regulations
  • Bushfire Building Council of Australia
  • Fire Resistance for Buildings
  • Light Gauge Steel Buildings
  • NASH Bushfire Standards
  • Some General Principles
  • Summary

Recorded video courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

PART 2

Steel in Bushfires

  • This webinar is based on the article “Bushfire Resilient Building Design” by Cox Architects, – “Steel Australia” Spring 2020 /ASI
  • Topics covered in previous webinar mainly dealt with building codes and regulations.
  • The focus of this webinar is to present a wider overview of research into bush fire resilient design using our research undertaken over many years.
  • Aim is to propose solutions based on this research
  • Suggest guidance for the steel industry

PART 3

Question and Answer Session

Course IDE-33
Course Duration2 hours
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