With over 150,000 residents located within the city of Cairns, the region is often seen as the gateway to the Far North of Queensland, so much so that the population has more than trebled in 40 years. This growth has led to an increasing appetite for the modern conveniences and facilities found in the large cities of Australia, including modern theatre facilities which can cater to larger audiences and modern musical acts.
The solution was the development of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre; a modern facility comprised of a 1000 person foyer, 940 seat main auditorium and a 400-seat studio theatre. Arup, the lead engineers and Cox Architecture have designed a building which is capable of withstanding cyclones, which minimizes the use of columns, and which has large open spaces which augment the sound quality. It meant that structural solutions were required to ensure the vision could be achieved, which from our point of view meant we needed to assist with the specification of Nullifire SC902 which would ensure compliance with all BCA requirements for fire rating.
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Five Fire Prevention Tips to Ensure Safety in your Building
The goal of a fire safety plan is to ensure that not only do you mitigate the risks of the fire, but most importantly, that you secure the highest chance of survival for all in the building. A key is to have a safety plan, to test it regularly and – though less discussed when it comes to talking about keeping people safe, making sure that you employ both active and passive fire protection systems to reinforce your structure’s fire safety. There are a few other tips which we think you may also want to consider.
Water-based Intumescents: What You Need to Know
Let’s start with the basics: There are solvent-based and water-based intumescents which exist in the market. Aside from the obvious comparisons between the two types, there are a number of other things people should know about water-based and not-for-steel intumescents.
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