Steel in bushfires webinar

steel in bushfires webinar

The presenter David Cox is the Managing Director of Cox Architects, a Brisbane based firm which has experience in designing different types of fire-resistant buildings for many years.  David’s interest in designing appropriate structures in bushfire areas began in the 1980’s when he carried out research work on mainly industrial and commercial buildings. Since then … Continue reading Steel in bushfires webinar

Bushfire resilient building design

Australia is no stranger to bushfires. However, the summer of 2019-2020 proved to be unprecedented in many ways. By mid-February 2020, thousands of bushfires across the country had claimed the lives of over 30 people and a billion animals, and burnt around 20 million hectares of land. With approximately 3,000 homes and several thousand other … Continue reading Bushfire resilient building design

High Rise Fire Safety in Smart Urban Planning

This fire evaculation case study discusses the after-effect and possible advances in high rise fire safety.  Urban planners, lawmakers and architects should be constantly questioning the connection between building and nearby buildings, and can’t afford to underestimate the importance of adequate access for fire trucks and other emergency vehicles to navigate around buildings and provide … Continue reading High Rise Fire Safety in Smart Urban Planning

Trapped in a burning building

The effects of being in this situation are considerable but if viewed objectively, it can teach us all many things including what not to do. This article tries to explain to the reader what it is like to be trapped in a burning building and it parallels this experience with principals of behavioural studies. There … Continue reading Trapped in a burning building

Bush Fire Architecture

For many years, the majority of Australians have been comforted by the thought that the prevalence of bush fires doesn’t concern those living in urban areas. Whilst there might be empathy for our ‘country cousins’, many don’t consider these fires to be a direct threat. So is this assumption correct or just a misguided myth? … Continue reading Bush Fire Architecture