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Building design (Architectural)

Resources for student of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Standards online

AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas can be accessed via the link below:


House destroyed by bushfire, New South Wales, late 1920's / photographer Sam Hood

Wood, c1927, House destroyed by bushfire, NSW. Flickr (Public domain)

Online resources

Buildings and fire protection - websites

Bushfires - online videos

DVDs in the Library

Print materials in the Library

How do I design for a bushfire prone area?

CSIRO's Justin Leonard, leader of their Bushfire Taskforce and the CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems' Bushfire Urban Design project, shares practical advice on designing to reduce the risk of fire damage. From Light Home

Bushfires and weather patterns - websites