Building Fire Integrity ("BFI")

Building Fire Integrity ("BFI")

Building Fire Integrity is a term used in the Building Code of Australia and within the Schedule 8 of the Building Regulations (Vic) 2018 to describe a range of essential safety measures that include;

  1. Building elements required to satisfy prescribed fire-resistance levels;
  2. Materials and assemblies required to have fire hazard properties;
  3. Elements required to be non-combustible, provide fire protection, compartmentation or separation;
  4. Wall-wetting sprinklers (including doors and windows required in conjunction with wall-wetting sprinklers);
  5. Fire doors (including sliding fire doors and their associated warning systems) and associated self-closing, automatic closing and latching mechanisms;
  6. Fire windows (including windows that are automatic or permanently fixed in the closed position);
  7. Fire shutters;
  8. Solid core doors and associated self-closing, automatic closing and latching mechanisms;
  9. Fire-protection at service penetrations through elements required to be fire-resisting with respect to integrity or insulation, or to have a resistance to the incipient spread of fire;
  10. Fire protection associated with construction joints, spaces and the like in and between building elements required to be fire-resisting with respect to integrity and insulation;
  11. Smoke doors and associated self-closing, automatic closing and latching mechanisms;
  12. Proscenium walls (including proscenium curtains).

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