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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRANZ - SR301 Simplified reaction to fire for interior wall, ceiling and floor linings - literature review
BRANZ - SR302 Reaction to fire of interior wall and ceiling linings - paint coatings - testing results and analysis
BRANZ - SR291 (2013) Fire Safety Features in Housing
Building Sustainability and Fire Safety Design Interactions Scoping Study
External fire spread on houses Build magazine
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.
Fire Safety and Heritage Places New Zealand Historic Places Trust Sustainable Management of Historic Heritage Guidance Series
Fire Performance of Concrete and Concrete Masonry CCANZ Information bulletin: IB 93
New Zealand Concrete Masonry Manual
Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Fire Protection Research Foundation November 2012