Archive for May, 2010

Does a sub-duct comply under the Building Regulations 2006?

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Does anybody remember sub-ducts?

590 Orrong Rd SubductI recently came across a subduct in a hydraulics shaft whilst doing an inspection on a 5 storey office building. This building was designed by the old State Government Public Works Department for the former State Rivers and Water Supply commission. These can be a useful alternative to a fire damper in certain circumstances, particularly where space is limited.

AS1668.1 permits subducts to be used both in smoke spill ducts and in minor exhaust ducts. Although the detailing of the construction is slightly different the concept is essentially the same. (more…)

Is it Fire Safety Engineering vs ESD?

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010