HVAC and Smoke Control - requirements for SS5, SS9, SS11 and SS13

8:30 AM
4:30 PM

Greenmeadows Community Centre, 491 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson


Ventilation plays a major role in building life safety, from providing safe air from the outside to extracting polluted air from inside the building. It can play a vital part in fire safety design also.

This workshop will look at the various types of ventilation systems that are included under the Specified Systems. It will break down the many requirements and hone in on the requirements for inspecting them. The workshop will cover the following topics:

1. Building Act and Building Code relating mechanical ventilation

2. NZBC G4 Ventilation requirements and compliance

3. Basis HVAC design criteria

4. Smoke Control Systems

5. Fire Dampers

6. Stairwell Pressurisation

7. Fume Cupboards

8. HVAC Interface with fire safety features

The course includes a post course assessment. On completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate of completion and 8 hours of CPD.

Our presenter - Prashant Patel

Prashant arrived in New Zealand over 20 years ago (2003) from Mumbai, India as a Mechanical Engineer. Having completed various trainings on Mechanical, Smoke Control, Passive Fire, Electrical and Plumbing sectors. Since arriving in NZ, Prashant's experience includes working as a Council, Contractor and Consultant with employers such as Auckland Council, Auckland DHB, CoveKinloch, SGS, Argest, Apex Air and RCR as Mechanical/Building Technical Consultant.

Currently the owner and director of Building & Engineering Services Limited serving Auckland and Waikato regions for engineering and consulting services for Mechanical, Smoke Control and Fire Safety related services. Prashant is a current member of Engineering NZ, SFPE, IRHACE, International Association of Engineers and also a council approved IQP and PS author for various specified systems for different councils.

Cost: Members $625+GST and Non-members $750+GST