(Australia) Fire safety professionals impressed by timber demonstration building – Recent tours of the FWPA-supported WoodSolutions mid-rise timber demonstration building were a big success with some of Australia’s leading fire safety professionals.
The WoodSolutions Mid-rise Advisory team conducted two walk throughs of the multi-storey timber construction at Holmesglen Institute in Chadstone in August with representatives from Warringtonfire.
Warringtonfire is a global leader in fire safety services. In Australia, it offers a comprehensive range of fire safety engineering, independent fire testing, fire assessment and product certification services to the construction and building products industries.
Representatives from Warringtonfire’s fire testing and fire assessment team attended the site to familiarise themselves with mid-rise construction products, systems and assembly methods with particular relevance to fire resistance, compliance and therefore certification.
The structure was built to assist with education on mid-rise construction methods in Australia. It demonstrates how to successfully design and build a six-level mid-rise project with engineered timber products, based on a section of an apartment building. Check out this video for a brief overview of the mid-rise demonstration model.