In this latest article we cover everything you need to know about seismic rated aluminium partitions for South East Queensland including:
- Australian standards
- Hazard factors for South East Queensland
- Compliant aluminium partition solutions
All of Bris Aluminium’s superior internal partition systems have been independently assessed in relation to the Australian Standard for earthquake actions, and the report can be downloaded from our website here.
Below we explore the hazard factors for the south-east corner and provide suggestions for which Bris Aluminium framing solutions are best for regions such as Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
What is the Australian Standard for Structural Design for Earthquake Actions?
Buildings in Australia must be designed and built to comply with the AS 1170.4-2007: Structural Design Actions Part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia – unless they’re outside the scope of the standard.
According to this code, a range of non-structural components of a building must also be compliant and resistant to earthquake forces. Those components are listed under clause 8.1.4 of AS 1170.4 and include:
- Connections for wall attachments and exterior non-loadbearing walls
- Appendages, including verandas, chimneys, awnings and canopies.
As always, we recommend that you seek the advice of your designer, engineer and builder regarding the specific building code requirements for your project.
Hazard Factors for South-East Queensland
Here are the AS1170.4 hazard factor ratings for four SEQ regions. The figures are set out in this report by the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society.
- Brisbane has a hazard factor of 0.05
- Gold Coast has a hazard factor of 0.05
- Toowoomba has a hazard factor of 0.06
- Noosa has a hazard factor of 0.08
Aluminium Partitions for South-East Queensland
One of the additional measures we have taken at Bris Aluminium is to have our partition systems independently tested. The means you can be confident that you can make an informed choice about which system will comply with building code standards for your region.
All of our framing systems are adequate for buildings with an Importance Level 3 and a maximum hazard factor of 0.05.
This means homes and offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast can utilise any of Bris Aluminium’s high-quality ISO-9001 certified systems.
Noosa and Toowoomba have a slightly higher hazard factor. For compliance purposes, these regions can use all framing systems, with the exception of the Supreme 64 Slimline system. All other Bris Aluminium framing solutions were found to be adequate for importance level 4 and a maximum hazard factor of 0.08.
Seismic Rated Aluminium Partitions for South East Queensland
Want to discuss the best aluminium partitioning, windows and door frames for our south-east Queensland residential or commercial project?
The experts at Bris Aluminium are ready to take your call.
Bris Aluminium is a locally owned and operated company which supplies Australia’s best aluminium partitions, door frames and windows. You can easily shop our product range online.
Our high-quality products are affordable, great value for money and customisable. We can help with superior office fit outs for a variety of businesses and can assist with a range of residential space saving solutions as well. To make things easier, detailed design drawings are also available online for every product we stock.
Bris Aluminium’s quality assured certified products have a high level of adaptability and meet Australian standards including access requirements relating to disabilities.