Structures and Fire - National Construction Code 2019 - Revealed

The event will showcase papers on Changes to the NCC 2019 and codes for Structural Engineering Design, Failures and Insurance impact from recent events plus new research to apply with an informal discussion and debate for a better understanding on Compliance and Certification documents to meet NCC 2019 Part B – “STRUCTURE”. Who should attend? This joint event is for all Structural and Building designers, Architects and Fire Engineers who are using the new NCC 2019 for their projects. This update on the code contains significant changes to how to calculate and document the structures and fire protection in a building, which involves Architects, Engineers, Certifiers in a collaborative approach.
Structures and Fire - National Construction Code 2019 - Revealed

Structures and Fire - National Construction Code 2019 - Revealed

Join us from 5.30pm for refreshments and registration with the presentation starting at 6:00pm and finishing at 8:00pm 

This special meeting is FREE for members of EA and its joint organising institutions, and university students. Non-Members $30  

Structural requirements and codes have been revised for the Australian construction industry and with NCC 2019 now in legislation. New responsibilities are placed on the Structural Engineer, Architect and Certifier. This event looks at these challenges of new documentation regimes to demonstrate compliance and meet “Conforming Products” legislation for fabrication and designs. Applying reference codes, including AS4100, AS5131, AS4600, AS3600, AS3700, AS2327 is presented and how to verify reactions in fire action and their impact in NCC B1.4 and BV1 for reliability of building construction. 

The certification of structures and fire protection is in front of each State Legislator in Australia. This seminar will inform you of these changes that will affect all those creating new designs, selecting fire rated products and certifying structures for compliance. Structural Engineers can be at the forefront of legacy legal claims and damages from structures that have failed in a fire, and Professional Indemnity (PI) impact to engineers is highlighted in our discussion panel with a Hypothetical case as an effective way in mitigation of risk and failure. 

With a renewed national focus on Building Certification being demanded after recent events and years of poor design, fabrication workmanship and failures in fire, now is the time to understand how collaboration in the early design of structures,

This seminar will deliver an understanding of recent research on what ways are best suited, how to successfully implement systems for Certification to NCC 2019 with the support of the fire engineers and architects, and to protect your PI and risk profile. 

Meet our speakers

Mr Adam Matteson, National Property, Construction and Engineering Portfolio Manager, Suncorp Group, Australia Insurance, ANZIIF 


Dr Cristian Maluk, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering


Mr Stephen Burton, Director, FERM Engineering



Joint event organised by:

School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland

Engineers Australia - Structural College Qld 

Institution of Structural Engineers - Regional Group Qld

Engineers Australia - Society of Fire Safety

Institution of Civil Engineers - Qld Branch

American Society of Civil Engineers - Australia Section

Australian Institute of Architects - Qld Chapter 


15 / 05 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
15 / 05 / 2019 03:00 pm
University of Queensland, St Lucia campus
School of Civil Engineering
Building 49
Adv. Engineering Building GHD Auditorium
St Lucia
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Mr Adam Matteson, Dr Cristian Maluk and Mr Stephen Burton
EA, UQ, IStructE, ICE, ASCE, AIA and SFS
Event Contact
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