2011/094: Dispute about the Building Code compliance of fire safety design for a proposed warehouse and office building
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This determination arises from a dispute about the Building Code for a fire safety design for a proposed new warehouse and attached office block (the building). The authority did not grant a building consent for the proposed building, although has subsequently agreed to a staged consenting approach and has granted a consent for at least one stage of the building work.
The matter to be determined is whether the fire design of the proposed building complies with the Building Code.
The authority has identified a number of issues of Building Code compliance that require consideration:
- the adequacy of the structural fire endurance rating (S rating) and the validity of the methodology that has been used to calculate the rating;
- the adequacy of the fire design with glass reinforced polyester (GRP) panels and the applicability of Subparagraphs 4.2.3 and 4.2.4 of C/AS1; 3-the adequacy of the fire fighting water supply, ground hydrants (in terms of distance, volume and pressure), and the fire service attendance point.