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.