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News & Events

  • 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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  • 20
    Dec

    CEO joins summit panel

    Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton will join a panel session at the Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit 2020 in Brisbane on 26-28 February 2020. The event will feature high-profile speakers discussing building regulations, defects management, insurance claims, fire safety, and cladding and façade solutions. The target is to...

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  • 27
    Nov

    Ferm expertise in demand

    Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton’s passion for fire safety in Australia has led to him being a sought-after speaker at many industry events. At the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) national conference in Hobart, Tasmania, on 30 Oct to 1 Nov, he was a member of a panel session...

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  • 27
    Nov

    PI availability threatens industry

    Australia’s building industry faces a potential crisis. Building industry professionals are having great difficulty obtaining professional indemnity (PI) insurance in light of mixed reactions across state, territory and federal governments to the building industry’s woes. PI availability is hampered by insurer capacity, high premiums and excesses, and limitations on...

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  • 27
    Nov

    Children at risk in fires

    Ferm Engineering has developed evacuation modelling tools for child care and aged care facilities. The egress models will be launched in February 2020 and Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton and fire consultant Wayne Blake will present them at an international Society of Fire Protection Engineers conference in New Zealand...

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