9 Griffith Street, New Farm

The developers of a contemporary six storey, high-end, multi-residential project located in Griffith Street, New Farm, approached DMA Engineers to procure a Fire Engineering Brief (FEB), Fire Engineering Report (FER), and fire services plans that would help them to secure successful building development approval.
Creating a compliant development proposal

DMA Engineers was engaged to offer an alternate performance-based solution to suit the existing development proposal. The final design solution comprised of:

  • Australian Standard-compliant basement-level fire protection and occupant warning systems.
  • Fixed window protection via external drencher sprinklers.
  • Sprinkler system throughout the building in accordance with AS2118.1 requirements utilising fast response sprinkler heads throughout.

Full FER, FEB, and fire plan documentation was provided to support these design decisions, with supporting FireWind modelling software calculations. This solution ensured complete building compliance and personnel safety, without the need to significantly deviate from the initial development proposal.

Fully-Integrated solutions saving design expense

The solution provided by DMA Engineers was fully-integrated within the existing development design proposal, ensuring that expensive rework on the client’s side was minimised. This also ensured the Architect’s vision for the development’s design was preserved throughout the approval process. The solution additionally enhanced the safety of all personnel in the use of the building, significantly reducing the risk to occupants and emergency response personnel in the case of an emergency.

Client: Channon Architects

Location: New Farm, QLD

Sector: Residential

Services: Fire Engineering, Fire Protection, Electrical

                                                                        Status: Complete                                                                         

Project value: $6 M

Year completed: 2017

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