FIRE SAFETY AND DESIGN – FURTHER READING 

Given the ongoing relevance of this important topic we thought it worthwhile to collect links to some of the more relevant online articles, guidance notes and technical advice from MBIE, BRANZ and others. While the list is by no means complete it does cover some of the more common areas of Fire Safety design and standards.

MBIE Protection from Fire  Here you will find information about the Building Code clauses Protection from Fire and associated documents.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/protection-from-fire



C Protection from Fire information sheets  Look here for information sheets on Building Code C clauses and associated documents. Keep up to date with changes.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/c-fire-info

 

The Building Code - Protection from Fire Verification Method C/VM2  The requirements of the Building Code clauses for Protection from Fire (C1-C6) aim to protect people in buildings, limit fire spreading to other buildings, and help firefighting and rescue. This information sheet covers ten design scenarios in Verification Method C/VM2.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/c-vm2-info-022012

  

Information Sheet Amendment 4   The changes above made to the Verification Method C/VM2 on 1 July 2014 is still valid but you must read it with Information Sheet Amendment 4.

www.dbh.govt.nz/c-fire-info

 

Protection from Fire Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 - C/AS7  The requirements of the Building Code clauses for Protection from Fire (C) aim to protect people in buildings, limit fire spreading to other buildings, and help firefighting and rescue.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/c-as1-as7-info-022012


Requesting information about means of escape from fire for existing buildings  Guide to help BCAs or TAs decide what information on means of escape from fire to request, as part of a building consent application to alter an existing building. Included are practical tools to help establish the level of information needed.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/guide-requesting-information-for-means-of-escape

 

Internal surface finish requirements for existing buildings Information about how to assess internal surface finishes for existing buildings for s112, s115 and s116A assessments.

http://www.dbh.govt.nz/guidance-internal-surface-finish-requirements

 

BRANZ - SR301 Simplified reaction to fire for interior wall, ceiling and floor linings - literature review

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=5b356fa1555e3f55b844b0a4f17a51e9d589bc21

 

BRANZ - SR302 Reaction to fire of interior wall and ceiling linings - paint coatings - testing results and analysis

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=9897b04171fde5b2192228e72620e6ae6e872364

 

BRANZ - SR291 (2013) Fire Safety Features in Housing

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=debf877408edaa92beb903a1dffc97e6deb61ed4

 

Building Sustainability and Fire Safety Design Interactions  Scoping Study

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=716733515027fe4626188881f674635d51e3cfb0


External fire spread on houses  Build magazine

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=0f9e8100d45a828349ad6a519b89c3232ea4f9d6

 

BRANZFIRE fire modelling software comprises a multi-room zone model fully integrated or coupled with a flame spread and fire growth model applicable to room fire scenarios.

http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_display.php?sn=74&st=1

 

Fire Safety and Heritage Places  New Zealand Historic Places Trust Sustainable Management of Historic Heritage Guidance Series  

http://www.heritage.org.nz/~/-/media/2e2c7b8c7f8a42d98fd6e4d3c57f5e2c.ashx


Fire Performance of Concrete and Concrete Masonry  CCANZ Information bulletin: IB 93 

http://www.ccanz.org.nz/files/documents/29675ff4-7d69-40db-bfd8-bafe271ad238/IB%2093%20-%20Fire%20Performance%20of%20Concrete%20and%20Masonry.pdf

 

 

New Zealand Concrete Masonry Manual

http://www.nzcma.org.nz/document/279-25/NZCMA_MM_-_2.1_-_Fire_Resistance.pdf

 

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings  Fire Protection Research Foundation November 2012

http://www.nfpa.org/research/fire-protection-research-foundation/reports-and-proceedings/building-and-life-safety/general-life-safety-issues/fire-safety-challenges-of-green-buildings

 

 

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