Building and construction studies
A multi-storey commercial building is designed and drawings are given to you to incorporate fire
safety information to the drawings. Your tasks in this project are to address the followings:
Part 1: Building information related to the followings:
Rise in Storey
Number of required fire compartments
Number of persons accommodated in the building
Part 2: Compliance assessment of the drawings according to the NCC requirements for the
Number of exits required
Exit travel distance
Distance between alternative exits
Part 3: Fire Resistant Level (FRL) of all building elements should be extracted from the NCC and
written next to them in the drawings. Note: Only columns and lift shafts are loadbearing and the
rest of the elements are non-loadbearing. The nearest boundary to any of building elements is
5m. Also, FRLs of beams are not required.
Floor plans of the second to the seventh floor are typical and you can find them on page 4 of
Elevation and structural drawings are not provided.
In addressing the part 1 and 2, reference the NCC sections and page numbers that are used to
answer the requirements. In addition, you should explain all details regarding how you achieved
the answers for part 1 and 2. Just writing the final answer will receive no mark.
For part 3 of the task, print out the drawings in A3 sized sheets and neatly write down all FRLs in
the drawings. For instance, if FRL for a wall in the drawings is 90/90/90, you should write “wall:
90/90/90” next to the wall in the drawing. Then use a scanner (not a smartphone) to scan them
all in one pdf file. Low-quality scans will receive no mark.
A report in A4 sized pdf format which addresses part 1 and 2 of the task.
A drawing set in A3 sized pdf format which addresses part 3 of the task.
Part 1 (23%) – question a (5%); question b (5%); question c (5%); question d (8%)
Part 2 (27%) – each question worth 9%
Part 3 (40%) – for every missing or wrong FRL, 1% will be reduced from the overall 40%.
Overall report quality (10%) – All submissions should be neat and in an easy to read form.
Only similarities to contents taken from the NCC are acceptable and plagiarism will not be