August 2014 AGM – Guest speaker

August 2014 AGM – Guest speaker

The Annual General Meeting for the ASBC.com.au  was held on Tuesday the 19th August 2014. A special thanks to the guest speaker in the day, Mr Craig Burley from Control Line Consulting.

ASBC President Dale Kennedy thanking Craig Burley Control Line Consulting

ASBC President Dale Kennedy thanking Craig Burley Control Line Consulting

Pre purchase assessments – Craig personally feels it is important to be diligent in bushfire prone areas and pre purchase assessments should be mandatory. As an example of where Members would get involved Craig referred to a bushfire prone land map slide on the screen showing bushfire prone areas. which gave great explanation.

He further discussed Risk Determination, Fire Behaviour, Mechanisms of Bushfire Attack, Radiant Heat, Ember Attack, Direct Flame Contact and Fire Behaviour.

Ember Attacks – Cause approximately 65% of building loss with house losses recorded up to 600m away. He spoke about the Guideline AS 3959-2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas and Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006.

• Process to determine the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)

• Deemed to Satisfy Provisions – Construction only

• NSW variation Addendum to Appendix 3 of Planning for

Bush Fire Protection 2006 Alternate Solutions

• BPAD – A Certified Practitioner (FPAA)

NSW variation Addendum to Appendix 3 of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006

• Sarking – Flammbility Index not greater than 5 all BALs

• Subfloor supports

• Elevated floors

• Verandahs, decks, steps, ramps and landings

Essentially applies BAL 29 requirements for BAL 12.5 & 19 (Full, comprehensive presentation on file & available to Members)

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