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BCA Essentials – Half-day course


This course provides an overview of the NCC Volume One BCA (Class 2 to 9 buildings) as it relates to mechanical services.

         


Audience

  • Graduate mechanical engineers with 3 years experience
  • Mechanical services contractors with min 5 years experience supervising mechanical services contracts

Topics


State regulations and the BCA
  • What is building control as it applies to mechanical services
  • How your state/territory regulates building control and fire safety for mechanical services
  • The role of the BCA within your state/territory Acts and Regulations
  • Performance based BCA and the compliance framework
  • Deemed to Satisfy vs alternative solutions
  • What are the BCA fundamentals?
  • Negotiating your way around the BCA
 
Alternative solutions for mechanical services
  • The importance of Part A0 
  • Performance requirements for alternative solutions
  • Application of assessment methods 
  • Application of the International Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines
 
Smoke hazard management
  • Passive vs active systems in the DTS provisions
  • General and specific requirements 
  • Application of Tables E2.2a and Table E2.2b in the context of E2.1, E2.2 and E2.3
 
Energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency in existing buildings
  • Principles of energy efficiency in the BCA
  • ABCB protocol for Building energy analysis software
  • If time – Compliance with the BCA versus National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting


2015 Course dates, costs and registration


2015 BCA Essentials training course cost (includes GST):
AIRAH members: $220
Non-members: $300

Registration
To register online, click on the relevant course in the state you wish to attend below.

Alternatively, download the PDF course flyer and return the completed form to AIRAH by email or post.

For more information, please contact Lauren Murch, AIRAH training coordinator, by email, lauren@airah.org.au or call 03 8623 3000.


 2015 Course dates

   
 NSW               Qld

Date: September 1

Venue: Kirribilli Club, Sydney       
                


Date: September 2

Venue: Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane          
Register online for Sydney             Register online for Brisbane
     
 Vic    WA

Date: October 7


Venue:
 Hotel Grand Chancellor, Melbourne
 
Date: October 14

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel, Perth 

Register online for Melbourne   Register online for Perth


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 refund@airah.org.au.

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BCA Design Compliance – One-day course 

 

An HVAC industry professional is expected to have a firm grasp of the intricacies, details and potential pitfalls of the BCA. You need to know, understand and be able to implement the regulations and technical provisions.

This one-day course addresses the workings of the BCA Volume 1, and how relevant Australian Standards are referenced in smoke hazard management systems and fire fighting equipment (mechanical and fire services).

 

Key topics

  • Applicable Building Acts and regulations
  • BCA compliance framework
  • Understanding the structure of the BCA
  • State and territory variations
  • What is the purpose of an Australian Standard?
  • Smoke hazard management provisions
  • Fundamentals of fire safety parameters
  • Alternative solutions using performance based methodology
  • Deemed-to satisfy versus performance based design

 

Designed for:

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

 

In-house training

In 2015, this course is only available to be run at your workplace for groups of 10-12.

For further information please contact:

Melanie O'Mara

AIRAH
Ph: (03) 8623 3016
Email: mel@airah.org.au
  

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 refund@airah.org.au.

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