I was speaking with a colleague today who had a question posed to him by a client in Queensland who had been advised by their service provider that because the fire doors on the ground floor of the building showed a water
In looking at the current Australian Standards, and having recently drafted an article on the history of fire door tags in Australia (to be possibly published in the Fire Protection Association of Australia publication “Fire Australia”), this question has been
This information relates to fire doors in the Australian market and is a suggest course of action but in no way gives a concrete answer to this elusive question. I have heard this question over and over again and it
Passive Fire Protection To better understand passive fire protection we need to firstly understand the concepts of “Compartmentalization” and “Flashover”. Compartmentalization is the process of dividing large areas into smaller areas such as rooms within a level of a building.
One of the main issues with fire doors is identifying what a door is when the only information you have available is the door itself, no records and no compliance tag. This problem exists for the manufacturer trying to counter
Maintenance of assets (and in particular fire services) is a function which if applied effectively can minimize or even negate the premature failure of equipment, loss of property and even loss of life. All too often, building owners and managers
(the information in this blog entry relates to fire doors in Australia with relevant Australian Standards being AS1905.1, AS1530.4 and AS1851) I was recently involved in a project where a service company inspected fire doors and subsequently informed the building