New CCAA publication for building in bushfire-prone areas

News /
5 January 2010

Industry group Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) has released a timely new publication that deals with building in bushfire-prone areas.

CCAA Briefing 10: Building in Bushfire-prone Areas, can be freely downloaded at the CCAA website, www.ccaa.com.au. The publication provides invaluable advice and insights for building designers, architects, builders, local authorities, developers and owners - in fact anyone involved in the design and construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

It presents concrete and masonry-based solutions relevant to the design and construction of a range of building types - everything from garages and sheds to houses, commercial and community buildings. It draws on the rationale used to design an award-winning, bushfire-resistant house after the 1983 'Ash Wednesday' bushfire, as well as Australian Standard AS 3959 construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas and some of the learnings from this year's tragic Victorian bushfires.

The briefing also provides useful information and advice on bushfire threats and how to prepare for a fire attack.

CCAA also has available a Technical Note specific to houses, TN66: Houses for Bushfire-prone Sites. It can also be downloaded at www.ccaa.com.au

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