Bushfires are a significant factor in the loss of buildings within Australia. Understanding the nature and behaviour of bushfire events allows practitioners to better design and build where these events pose a risk.

Learn about bushfire attack mechanisms

Bushfire attack mechanisms, which have the potential to damage and destroy buildings involve combinations of:

  • Fire generated embers and wind blow burning debris
  • Radiation heat from a bushfire
  • Direct flame contact.

Bushfires create their own micro-environment that exacerbates these mechanisms, with fire generated winds and fine generated smoke.

Our NCC CPD course Designing in Bushfire Prone Areas explores some of these mechanisms in more detail.

Find out more.