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Building RegulationsAssignment 3ASection 1: Background Informationa) Describe the process that should be followed when a proposed fire safety performancesolution is analysed and assessed under the provisions of the NCC. This description mustinclude the purpose and the role that the following contribute to this process:• International Fire Engineering Guidelines;• NCC Fire Safety Verification Method;• Fire engineering brief;• Fire engineering report;• Trial fire safety design;• Design fires;• Design fire scenarios;• Acceptance criteria; and• Safety factors.(Max. 500 words) (10 marks)b) Why is it important to understand the intent of the DTS provisions of the NCC whenassessing performance solutions? (Max. 100 words) (4 marks)c) What are the differences between the absolute and comparative approaches allowed bythe NCC for fire safety matters? Provide an example to support your discussion. (Max. 100words) (4 marks)d) What are the differences between quantitative and qualitive analysis permitted by theNCC? When and why are these different analyses used? Provide an example to supportyour discussion. (Max. 100 words) (7 marks)e) What is the difference between deterministic and probabilistic quantitative analysis?Provide an example to support your discussion. (Max. 100 words) (4 marks)Section 2: Preliminary Case Study ConsiderationsThe draft FEB provided identifies the DTS Provisions that will not be complied with if thisproposal is accepted. These non-compliances are:1. The width of the perimeter access for fire fighting vehicles on the eastern side of thebuilding;2. The building will be built to Type C construction requirements;3. A sprinkler system will not be installed;4. A smoke exhaust system will not be provided;5. Travel distances to exits in the factory/warehouse will be exceeded;6. The maximum permissible distance between exits in the factory/warehouse will beexceeded; and7. The fire hose reel position and hose lengths will not be compliant.Provide the following for each of these non-compliances:• The relevant related DTS Provision/s not complied with;• Details of the nature of the non-compliance; and• The intent of the DTS Provision.(Max. 300 words) (21 marks)Building RegulationsAssignment 3BPerformance Solution Case StudyIn this part of the assignment, we will use the case study provided in Part A. We will applythe analysis and assessment process explored in Part 3A of the assignment to consider ifthe performance solutions satisfy the performance requirements of the NCC.a) Identify the assumptions made regarding the building’s use, management and occupancyand consider how any limitations on the use and operation of the building arising from theseassumptions may mean that the fire safety systems may not perform as expected. In NSWhow can these performance failures be regulated? (Max. 200 words) (10 marks)b) Identify the analysis approach and assessment method/s used in the draft FEB to justifythe acceptance of the proposed Performance Solutions. (Max. 100 words) (10 marks)c) Critically review the proposed fire safety Performance Solutions and their proposedanalyses/evaluations as described in the draft FEB. Provide the following comment inrelation to each Performance Solution:i) Proposed analysis/ evaluation – Does it make sense? Is it well reasoned? Is itaddressing what it should? Is the nature and level of analysis/ evaluation appropriateand adequate. If not, why not?(ii) Acceptance criteria – Are they appropriate? If not, why not?(iii) Practicality and enforceability of the proposed Performance Solution? ConsiderallPerformance Solution components – tangible and non-tangible.(iv) Likely compliance – Do you agree that the proposed Performance Solution willlikely meet, or be able to be shown to meet the relevant Performance Requirements?If not, why not? (Max.400 words) (15 marks)Justify your comments.Note: This is intended to be a preliminary (common sense) assessment of what is proposedfrom a building regulator’s perspective. Whether the proposed Performance Solutionsactually comply with the NCC will be evaluated by formal analysis by the fire engineer andassessed by the certifying authority.d) The developer has an eye to the future expansion of the business that will beaccommodated in the proposed development. Already, consideration is being given toincreasing business capacity and to the manufacture, storage and distribution of timber andplastic windows and doors. The client also advises that increasing business capacity meansmore stock, and that more staff will have to be employed.The developer seeks your advice in general terms regarding whether what is beingcontemplated would be consistent with the proposed fire safety Performance Solutions –assuming they are approved and implemented. The owner also seeks your advice andcomment in general terms as a building regulation consultant on what these proposals wouldhave on the operation of the building. Provide your advice and comment.(Max 300 words) (15 marks)


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