NCC 2019 Volume Three
1.1 Purpose

1.1 Purpose

1.1 Purpose

This Verification Method presents specific design scenarios that must be considered in order to demonstrate that the fire safety aspects of a building design comply with the fire safety Performance Requirements of NCC Volume One set out in Table 1.1. The level of safety achieved by the building design must be at least equivalent to the relevant Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions.

For the purposes of developing a Performance Solution, this Verification Method must only be used by fire safety engineers who are suitably qualified and experienced, and—

  • have demonstrated competency in fire safety engineering; and
  • are proficient in the use of fire engineering modelling methods; and
  • are familiar with fire testing and validation of computational data.

This Verification Method is not a comprehensive guide to fire safety. The International Fire Engineering Guidelines (2005), provides more comprehensive guidelines on fire safety calculation procedures. The ABCB Fire Safety Verification Method Handbook provides specific guidance on the following as relevant to this Verification Method:

  • Occupant characteristics.
  • Rules and parameters of design scenarios.
  • Guidelines on modelling.
  • Documentation.

Explanatory information:

Explanatory information:

This Verification Method is one way, but not the only way, to demonstrate compliance with the Performance Requirementsset out in Table 1.1. Performance Solutions developed from first principles, or meeting the relevant Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions, remain acceptable ways to demonstrate compliance.

Also, other Performance Requirements not covered by this Verification Method may need to be considered in order to comply with A2.2(3) and A2.4(3) as applicable.