Fire Safety & Alternative Solution Engineering

Fire safety engineering is an entirely separate specialist engineering discipline.

For the past ten years or so all building activity has been subject to the requirements of the BCA (Building Code of Australia).

The BCA recognises two methods or approaches by which compliance can be achieved.

Deemed to Satisfy – whereby the building and its services comply with the specific conditions laid down in the BCA.
Alternative Solution – Compliance is considered to be achieved by the adoption of alternative engineering analysis of design such that the performance of the building is not less than would have been achieved should the design have been in full compliance with the specific requirements of the BCA.