The unit introduces the student to the principles, methodology and scope of performance-based building codes in particular the National Construction Code, Australian Standards and State/Territory building control legislation (technical and administrative framework). It provides the student with an understanding of the structure of performance-based design and approval. The unit also covers estimation of acceptance criteria based on performance requirements, introduction to quantitative risk assessment and expected risk to life (ERL), and fire cost expectation (FCE).
An introduction to legal issues, documentation, liability will be provided. Bushfire Regulations will also be introduced in addition to consideration of maintenance of fire safety equipment; and the inspection process. In this unit students will have the opportunity to critically analyse a fire engineering report with reference to the above codes.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended texts and other reading and course materials will be listed in VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):