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News & Events

  • 12
    Apr

    Ferm backs STEM programs

    Ferm Engineering continues to contribute to educational initiatives that encourage more students to study engineering, in particular fire engineering. CEO Steve Burton says supporting school-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs may lead to more fire engineers graduating from universities. He is also keen to attract more women...

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  • 16
    Dec

    Insurance availability plagues engineers

    Ferm Engineering has stopped conducting performance engineering for buildings with flammable aluminium composite panel cladding and properties in bushfire zones because the work is considered high risk by professional indemnity (PI) insurers. CEO Stephen Burton says Ferm has completed cladding performance engineering designs for a hotel complex in Brisbane...

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  • 16
    Dec

    Ferm supports women in engineering

    Ferm Engineering is next year embarking on a major effort to encourage more women to study engineering. CEO Stephen Burton says supporting school-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs may lead to more fire engineers graduating from universities. He’ll talk at schools about fire engineering and how to...

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  • 24
    Aug

    Fire safety upgrade for energy supply

     Ferm Engineering has completed a detailed fire safety construction plan for the Stanwell Power Station, outside Rockhampton in central Queensland. Ferm will now be part of a four-year project to upgrade fire safety systems for the station’s four turbines. Ferm spent almost five months mapping the complex construction plans...

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  • 24
    Aug

    Ferm boosts STEM student programs

    Ferm Engineering is helping to train the next generation of fire engineers through mentoring and continuing to offer work experience placements. Two undergraduate students are currently working with the Brisbane-based Ferm team – Amy Anthony, a third-year architecture student, and Ben Burton, who is studying mechanical engineering. Ferm CEO...

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  • 24
    Aug

    A Ferm grasp on quality

    Ferm Engineering has always maintained a quality program but is re-evaluating its business processes to also meet the benchmarked quality management system ISO 9001:2015 standard. Using a risk-based procedural approach, the global standard is used to improve business processes, increase the quality of organisations’ products and services, and satisfy...

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  • 17
    Mar

    Contracts power up

    The success of Ferm Engineering’s work on Diamantina Power Station near Mt Isa has opened contract opportunities for the Stanwell Power Station, outside Rockhampton.  With capacity to generate 1460 megawatts, Stanwell provides a reliable energy source for central Queensland and supports the National Electricity Market, which supplies energy across...

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  • 17
    Mar

    Join the Ferm team

    The Ferm team is expanding and currently seeking a draftsperson or designer. We need a draftsperson or designer with AutoCAD and Revit experience who has completion a minimum one-year (full-time equivalent) Diploma in CAD or Associate Degree in Engineering, and has skills in MS Office suite, Win 10 or...

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  • 17
    Mar

    Conduct post-flood safety checks

    With floodwaters inundating many residential and commercial complexes in south-east Queensland and beyond, Ferm is warning that fire safety equipment is frequently compromised. Ferm CEO Steve Burton said there were insufficient procedures to ensure fire safety systems were operational. Frequently fire panels and pumps were inoperable, but occupants were...

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  • 14
    Dec

    Kids’ lives at risk in high-rise fires

    City planners are playing with fire and children’s lives. Regulations allow child-care centres to be incorporated into high-rise buildings. But Ferm Engineering CEO Steve Burton says building codes and fire safety systems do not factor in how to move large numbers of children when an emergency occurs. Fire safety...

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