Whole or Part Building Fire Safety Compliance Upgrades
Bowsers is one of the few service providers in Australia uniquely positioned to provide installation and rectification of passive fire systems on large scale major refurbishment or whole of building projects.
Our internal team consists of project managers, site supervisors and highly skilled trade personnel who specialise in passive fire rating. Having all resources in-house means Bowsers can manage construction schedules according to site requirements and ensure all works are delivered to Australian standards.
Our team is available to deliver major projects anywhere in NSW and will do so on a fixed cost basis. Get in touch at email@example.com to find out how we can assist.
Some relevant projects include:
Large 100 unit residential development – whole of building passive fire upgrade
Following end of warranty inspections undertaken on behalf of the strata committee significant issues were discovered that required major rectification.
Bowsers was engaged to upgrade all works, made more complex as the building was fully tenanted. Bowsers was able to schedule trades personnel in order to minimise disruption to the occupants of the building, whilst ensuring the works were completed to meet BCA and Australian Standards.
55 Storey Premium Grade Office Tower – Fire Damper compliance upgrade
Bowsers was engaged by the property manager to undertake the compliance upgrade works of over 400 fire dampers in conjunction with the incumbent HVAC service provider.
Through scheduling enough trades personnel on day and night shift, the works were completed well in advance of the original project deadline, allowing for the building refurbishment and fitout to be completed well in advance of tenant expectations.
Landmark Hotel 270 room hotel – a whole of building passive fire upgrade
Bowsers was engaged by the property owner to undertake the compliance upgrade works over 30 storeys as the building was refurbished.
Bowsers project management professionals engaged with the site building contractor to work in with overall site schedules and other trades. The Bowsers team were able to complete all works as per the scope, ensuring budget and safety measures were achieved per code and BCA requirements.
Regional / remote power station – fire stopping of service penetrations
Bowsers was awarded the contract to complete major works in a remote power station. Bowsers was able to deploy a dedicated project team to complete the works and ensure that all site safety requirements were adhered to in a complex operating environment.
Installation of Fire Spray & Wrap for Duct & Structural Steel
Bowsers specialise in the installation of:
- Vermiculite Fire Spray
- Duct Wrap
Fixed Pricing and Certification
We offer fixed price installation for these services. We can also provide technical advice based on our years of experience as to the best option for your particular site requirements.
We provide certification on completion of works.
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Fire Dampers & HVAC systems
Bowsers is an industry specialist for the installation, rectification or maintenance of mechanical and intumescent fire & smoke dampers in accordance with AS1682.2 and AS1851.
Importance of installation experience
We ensure that, once installed or repaired, the damper will not only be compliant as to its operational specification our methodology will prevent smoke and flames forming a pathway outside or around the damper – a defect commonly seen when installation is undertaken by inexperienced technicians.
Fire damper asset registers
Bowsers ensures that all works relating to installation, rectification or maintenance of fire dampers in accordance with AS1682.2 and AS1851 will be recorded in a site specific asset register to ensure the adequate monitoring of compliance over time.
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Service Penetrations and Fire Seals
Bowsers specialise in the protection of openings that penetrate fire rated elements.
Passive fire measures aim at containing or slowing the spread of fire through the use of elements such as fire resistant walls, floors and doors. These elements are designed with a Fire Resistance Level (FRL).
Risk occurs when services such as pipes or cables are installed through fire rated elements without adequate protection. The FRL of the elements may therefore be compromised exposing the building to risk of spread of fire between fire compartments.
A range of systems have been developed by specialist manufacturers to seal such penetrations. These systems are independently tested and certified for specific uses and site conditions.
Building compliance and certification is only valid when the choice of passive fire sealing system, its location and installation matches the tested prototype.
Bowsers’ management, supervisors and trades personnel are experienced in the installation of protective measures to ensure FRLs meet building design and BCA requirements.
Bowsers specialise in the installation and rectification of:
- Fire Pillows
- Fire Collars
- Fire Rated Board Systems
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Services to Occupied Buildings
Bowsers’ senior management have experience in a vast range of construction projects and as such understand the rigour and process required for professional site project management in conjunction with other trades personnel and time limitations that may be presented with sites that are occupied or trading.
Such circumstances can occur in the following settings:
- Offices and commercial buildings
- Shopping centres
- Aged care facilities
- Child care centres
- Residential strata units
We have the confidence that client expectations can be managed to ensure that disruption to day to day activities in a particular site is minimised through offering:
- flexibility in working hours, inclusive of night shifts and weekend work
- ability to scale project staffing levels for large or urgent jobs
- an undertaking that noise and other works related disturbances are minimised as per client requirements
Our professional business systems allow us to meet all client reporting requirements.