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Smoke Control and Fire Dampers

Stop the Spread


Do you know the principles of fire and smoke control and how to design a complying system?

Or how to specify the right damper for the right job?

This one day course outlines how AS/NZS 1668.1 applies the principles of smoke control in multi-compartment buildings. Why is smoke control required in buildings? What are the hazards generated by smoke and how does smoke move? Plus details on occupant escape.

This course also examines the specification, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire and smoke dampers, and provides the information required to determine the proper parameters for selection, installation, commissioning and essential maintenance of fire dampers and smoke dampers in use in buildings.

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Key topics

  • Purpose and application of fire and smoke control
  • Selection, design and development of a smoke control system
  • Fire protection of openings
  • System activation and operation
  • Testing and commissioning smoke control systems
  • Purpose and application of fire and smoke dampers
  • Performance and installation requirements of fire, smoke and air control dampers
  • Standard commissioning and maintenance requirements for fire and smoke dampers

Course prices

Members: $700
Non members: $900

Course dates and registration

   Dates and times

Telstra Conference Centre
Level 1, 242 Exhibition St

  Wednesday, August 3
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Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas St

  Tuesday, September 6
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Next Hotel Brisbane
72 Queen St

  Tuesday, September 13
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City West Receptions
45 Plaistowe Mews

  Tuesday, October 25
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About the presenter

 Brett Fairweather, M.AIRAH  

Brett is a member of Standards Australia’s ME-062 subcommittees responsible for Standards on fire and smoke control, mechanical ventilation in buildings and natural ventilation of buildings. He has represented local engineering practices since the 1990s and now runs a mechanical services consultancy to support other practitioners throughout the industry. He also represents AIRAH in the delivery of seminars and training related to mechanical ventilation, fire and smoke control, and maintenance of essential mechanical systems.


This course is designed for:

  • Mechanical design engineers
  • Mechanical services contractors
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
  • Council inspectors
  • Facility managers
  • Project managers

In-house training

The AS/NZS1668 & AS1682 seminar can also be run at your work place.

If you have 10-12 people interested in taking the course, please contact:

Melanie O'Mara
Ph: (03) 8623 3000


Cancellation and refund policy


Registration may be cancelled up to five working days prior to commencement of the course with participants either transferring to another course / event or receiving a refund less a 20% administration fee. No refund will be given where cancellation is 24 hours or less. In all other cases of cancellation the extent of any refund will be at the discretion of AIRAH.

You may substitute another participant at any time prior to the event date should the nominated person be unable to attend. Where the course has entry requirements these must be met by any substitute participant. Where a non member replaces a member the difference between member and non member rates will be charged. Requests for refund can be made by email to


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