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Passive Fire Building Elements and Flood Damage

The effect of inundation on passive fire elements, particularly fire doors, is much harder to detect and demonstrate, than the potential for damage or deterioration of things like fire pumps, smoke detectors and electrical controls.

There are a number of different manufacturers of fire doors and a number of different ways by which the door achieves its required Fire Resistance Level (FRL).  Typically, the vast majority of door panels comprise of:

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QBCC celebrates World Plumbing Day

World Plumbing Day falls on 11 March each year, and is a day to celebrate the important role that plumbers and drainers play in protecting health and safety across the world.

This year, STC members and representatives of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) joined with about 350 members and supporters of the plumbing industry for a breakfast on 10 March 2017 at Hillstone St Lucia, hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ).

Course in Issuing Development Permits for Building Work

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If you have ever considered becoming a private certifier, or you are already a building certifier and would like to obtain development approval endorsement, you will need to complete a course in issuing development permits for building work.

The next course is scheduled to run in Brisbane over two days on the 16 and 17 February, 2017.

For more information and to register please visit the AssentTECS website.

New rules for CPR signage

New rules for CPR signage

From 1 January 2017, all new CPR signs for swimming pools must comply with Guideline 8, published by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

Existing signage that complies with the earlier guideline (Guideline 7) is acceptable for use while still readable. However, when CPR signs become illegible, they must be replaced with a sign that is compliant with Guideline 8.

Owners can choose to use the new CPR signs now, as pool safety laws have already been updated to reflect the change to signage. Guideline 7 signs are being phased out from 1 January, 2017.

Course in Issuing Development Permits for Building Work

If you have ever considered becoming a private certifier or you are already a building certifier and would like to obtain development approval endorsement, you will need to complete a course in issuing development permits for building work.

The next course is scheduled to run in Brisbane over two days on the 18 and 19 August, 2016.

For more information and to register please go to the AssentTECS website.

 

 

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