Design for Bushfire

This topic introduces you to things you need to know for building in bushfire areas. It will help you choose and specify the timber appropriate for the task.

The topic contents explain: 

Density-related resistance to fire 
This includes the way fire can lead to breakdown in wood, and how timber’s fire resistance is related to its natural density. 

Complying with AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas 
This introduces a three-step process for selecting and specifying timber elements that comply with AS 3959 – the Standard that the National Construction Code requires for buildings constructed in bushfire-prone areas. 

This course has 1 video module

VIDEO: Getting Started: Design for Bushfire

Length: 5:16

Completing the learning resource in this topic can improve the way you choose or specify the most appropriate timber for the application. 

If you successfully complete one or more of the Assessments, you can earn a WoodSolutions Knowledge Certificate.It can also provide pathways through to further education and training. Find out more about these pathways at WoodSolutions Campus Pathways.