Campaign for pro-timber building code changes

Campaign for pro-timber building code changes

FWPA is spearheading a bid to change building regulations to enable the use of fire-protected timber as a deemed to satisfy solution for schools, shops, aged care facilities and other such buildings. 

FWPA is funding extensive fire engineering research and technical analysis to determine the safety of fire-protected timber and automatic sprinklers systems compared to non-combustible construction materials in terms of risk to life in the event of fire.

The analysis is designed to lay the groundwork for a proposal to change the National Construction Code to facilitate greater use of fire-protected building elements (e.g. floors and walls) in schools, shops, aged care and healthcare facilities.

 

Our acknowledgment

In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our acknowledgment