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Author: Ferm Engineering

  • 08
    Sep

    Ferm expands firepower

    Ferm Engineering has added to its consulting and design firepower with Fire Systems Associate Matt Negrin joining the team. Matt is accomplished in designing sprinkler, hydrant, hose reel and special hazard fire systems, including pumps and tanks. He has more than 17 years’ experience developing detailed sprinkler system construction...

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  • 08
    Sep

    Bushfire standard inadequate

    Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton has been invited to participate in a panel session at a Qld Association of Fire Investigators Inc seminar on fire investigations and emerging issues. Steve will explain how the Australian Standard AS 3959 for construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas is inadequate and he...

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  • 08
    Sep

    Pathway to compliance

    The pathway to building product compliance will be under the spotlight when Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton talks at a CPD Solutions online seminar on Thursday 17 September 2020. The National Construction Code (NCC) puts the onus on suppliers, builders and installers to show evidence that fire products are...

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  • 07
    Sep

    Research enhances child safety

    Ferm Engineering is working with a range of child care centre operators to conduct further research aimed at ensuring safe evacuation of children from low and high-rise centres during fires. Ferm has developed evacuation modelling tools for child care and aged care facilities, which were presented at an international...

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  • 03
    Mar

    Life safety paramount at high-risk facilities

    Hazardous facilities, such as recycling plants, are known fire risks. In June 2017, the Coolaroo Recycling Plant in Victoria, then operated by SKM Services, caught fire and burned for 11 days. The municipal council had previously ordered the site closed because it failed to meet building codes and fire...

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  • 03
    Mar

    Robotic technology fights fires

    Ferm will participate in an Australian first, organising demonstration events for extinguishing fires in ACP cladding. Field tests in Brisbane and Melbourne in July will highlight performance engineering fire safety solutions using robotic technology. Ferm will combine with associate organisations Johnson Controls, CPD Solutions, A Dart & Co Builders,...

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  • 03
    Mar

    Congratulations to Ferm’s masters

    Ferm Engineering’s expertise now includes two master’s-degree qualified personnel. Wayne Blake and Grant Martin have both graduated with Masters in Fire Engineering Science. Both are qualified engineers but added masters’ degrees to enhance their professional qualifications and experience. Wayne graduated from the University of Western Sydney, where he was...

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  • 03
    Mar

    Ferm expertise in demand at construction summit

    Ferm CEO Steve Burton was selected as chair of a panel session at the Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit 2020 in Brisbane on 26-28 February, following his strong stance on construction industry problems. Steve’s commentary in media, newsletters and statutory submissions demonstrates his concern about some of the...

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  • 20
    Dec

    Ferm supports Salvos Appeal

    This year, for the third consecutive year, Ferm Engineering has donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal in lieu of sending Christmas cards or exchanging gifts. The team donated toys, hampers of non-perishable food, and $500 to the appeal. We also donated $100 to the Queensland Rural Fire Service....

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  • 20
    Dec

    Ferm touch for Nectar Farms complex

    Nectar Farms, an agri-business dedicated to glasshouse farming, has selected Ferm Engineering as the engineering consultant for its $220 million project to build a 30ha glasshouse fuelled by wind energy and battery storage at Joel Joel, 23km east of Stawell, Victoria. Ferm’s role at the high-tech facility is electrical...

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