Fire Regulation Compliance through Alternative Solutions

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) Gaining Fire Regulation compliance through the Alternative Solution path Some recent innovative timber buildings have been completed, even though they have not met the National Construction Code (NCC) Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Provisions prescriptive fire requirements.

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Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of the National Construction Code (NCC) do not allow some building elements to be constructed from combustible materials, such as timber, or they nominate the material that can be used, such as concrete or masonry.


Alternative Solutions may be developed by an accredited/registered Fire Safety Engineer as part of a building solution to allow the use of timber in specific applications not covered by the DtS Provisions of the NCC.

On this page you'll find a summary of the process that can be used to develop Alternative Solutions. Three WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides have been written to summarise the Alternative Solution process for each element. The guides are:

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