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July 12

Netaji Subhas Institute Of Technology (NSIT)

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Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, well-known as NSIT is one of the leading engineering college in Bihar & Jharkhand. NSIT offers varied engineering professional courses. Having a proven experience of delivering quality education for numerous years, the institute is a renowned name in educational sector.

NSIT is approved by AICTE and recognized by Department of Science & Technology, Government of Bihar. NSIT is affiliated to Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna and State Board of Technical Education, Patna. Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology is also ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

February 26

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December 04

Understanding the difference between Engineering and Fire Engineering | Permax

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Understanding the difference between Engineering and Fire Engineering

Nov 08, 2019


When people refer to fire engineering, they sometimes shorten it to just engineering, but the reality is the two terms are not interchangeable. Engineering is such a broad term (think structural, aeronautical, computer, façade), summarised as the use of science and math to design or make something, whereas fire engineering refers to the specific science of designing buildings that are safe from fire. In this article, we will tackle the definition of fire engineering, the associated tasks, and how relying on one when it comes to designing fire compliant will greatly benefit you in building your structure.

What is engineering?

According to the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary of the Cambridge University Press, engineering is “… the study of using scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other things, including bridges, roads, vehicles, and buildings.” Derived from the Latin term ingenium, which means genius or talent, engineering is a complex profession that entails the use of applied mathematics and applied sciences plus creativity and artistic judgment in order to design the construction of things that will benefit society and move the economy forward.
Engineering is composed of several disciplines, the most common of which are civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and computer engineering. It also includes other sub-disciplines where fire engineering belongs to.

What is fire engineering?

Fire engineering also known as fire safety engineering, according to the International Standards Organization, is:
“The application of engineering principles, rules and expert judgement based on a scientific appreciation of the fire phenomena, of the effects of fire, and the reaction and behaviour of people, in order to save life, protect property and preserve the environment and heritage; quantify the hazards and risk of fire and its effects; and evaluate analytically the optimum protective and preventative measures necessary to limit, within prescribed levels, the consequences of fire.”
In Australia, fire engineering is governed by the Australian Building Codes Board or the ABCB, an agency that provides guidelines for use in the fire engineering design and approval of buildings and  structures with enclosed spaces such as ships and tunnels.

So yes, How different is fire engineering from engineering per se?

Fire engineering is a subset of the broad engineering spectrum. Yes, it uses concepts of mathematics, the sciences, and the arts but these are specifically applied to instigate measures and solutions to facilitate the correct design of fire systems to help save lives and property in the event of fire.
While engineering has established standards, fire engineering is in its infancy and many regulations and codified guidelines regarding approaching and solving fire-related issues of buildings and structures are still being drafted. To date, the ABCB develops recommendations and procedures they find suitable based on the circumstances and technologies available. The guidelines continue to evolve but are based on understanding the aspects of structural fire such as:

  • the manner in which a fire starts;

  • the factors affecting the ignition of different materials through the fire dynamics theory;

  • the toxic effects modelling or the science behind the spreading of toxins and smoke in  combustion;

  • the reaction of buildings and other structures to fire; and most importantly,

  • the  human behaviour or people’s in the occurrence of fire.

Why is fire engineering important?

If you’re in the construction, strata management, and property business, you will greatly benefit from incorporating fire engineering in the planning and maintenance stages of your venture. Because the ABCB’s fire protection engineering measures are specific to the building, occupants, and site, you can have increased confidence that the structural integrity and longevity of your structure are in order. Here are other reasons to consider a fire engineer.
Fundamental in planning fire safety strategy
From selecting the right passive fire protection method to having input on the steel sections required to achieve maximum compliance at a low cost, techniques used in fire engineering are essential in ensuring the utmost safety of the structure, assets, and the occupants of the building.
Likewise, an expertise in fire engineering can input into the creation of a sound and effective emergency and evacuation plan, which includes risk assessment, fire hazard analysis, evacuation procedure, and escape route design, among others.
Limits damage of structure, equipment, and building contents
One of the aspects of fire engineering is the identification of methods and systems that constrain the possible controlling and mitigating the possible impacts that an unwanted fire can bring.
Since fire engineers understand how fires originate and spread, they can anticipate when a fire can happen based on the design of the building as well as on the materials and machines present in the vicinity. With this knowledge, they help building owners detect possible combustion sources before the accident can destroy their assets.
Secures the safety of building occupants
One of the most valuable benefits of fire engineering is the protection of human life. By participating in the design process, fire engineers use their judgment and expertise to help develop a fast and least dangerous route that people can take in case a fire breaks in the building they are occupying.
Protects heritage in older or significant buildings
Fire engineering is not only relevant in the protection of new buildings and structures. Its practices are also applied in the maintenance and fortification of heritage buildings. Fire engineers can evaluate the prevailing fire safety plans of existing structures and examine if those measures still serve a purpose in prolonging the structural integrity and the overall safety of subject buildings. If such are found insubstantial, the specialists can always recommend a new system with the help of newer technologies and developments.

The future of fire engineering

Fire engineering continues to evolve as a sub-discipline of engineering. On top of engineering judgment, the steady development of new tools and technologies will aid regulatory agencies like the ABCB in predicting the future of fire safety. So next time you are designing a building and are unsure what is needed, or how to minimise costs, perhaps you should call one of our team and ask for some assistance.

July 25

Spirit, Gold Coast - CGC Recruitment

Read about Spirit, Gold Coast from CGC Recruitment

Spirit, Gold Coast

2019-07-24 13:00:00 +1000 by Lawrence Allum

CGC Projects in Focus - Spirit, Gold Coast

Australia’s construction sector can see the progress of works stall for reasons beyond the designers and builders. But eventually, the work will continue. When this happens, it is vital that talent with expertise are on hand, to help these projects succeed.

As part of CGC ‘Projects in Focus’ blog series, this week we’re having a look at Spirit Gold Coast, a residential apartment building under construction on Queensland’s Gold Coast.


The plans for Spirit


Spirit – also known as Iluka - was first proposed by Chinese-backed developer Forise Investments in 2015 to be one of the tallest apartment buildings in Australia.

Its distinctive 89-storey design was created by DBI Design with a soaring height of 297.8 metres accommodating 470 residential apartments that come in one, two, three and four-bedroom set-ups, and an 1,800 sqm. four-bedroom penthouse priced at a staggering $41.2 million.

In addition, the tower boasts of five podium levels that will feature a selection of  boutique retail and luxury dining experiences.

Spirit is a very interesting structure, with its shape blending in with the Surfers Paradise vibe, its exterior designed to reflect the rolling ocean waves and shifting sands of the coastline.

The plans won approval from the Gold Coast City Council in 2015 and construction of the $1.2 billion-dollar project commenced in 2016 with an estimated completion date in 2020.

However, though Forise was able to begin initial construction of the basement level, creating hundreds of local jobs, it struggled to sell apartments and eventually sold the site at a loss in early 2019.

A mystery developer has since bought Spirit Gold Coast, though its future remains up in the air.

Spirit’s job opportunities


Now that Forise no longer controls the construction of the tower, it’s unclear if the existing design will still be used by the new developer who purchased the property. Nevertheless, when the project resumes, opportunities in construction, project management, consulting, and development will continue.

Ambitious projects like Spirit Gold Coast have huge potential and though they can stumble due to market forces, they can usually get back on track and create the landmark they were intended as.

At CGC Recruitment, we’re always looking at the very latest news in what’s happening at projects Australia-wide so we can respond nimbly to their needs.

Residential super-tower projects like Spirit Gold Coast need the best designers, project managers and construction workers possible to help them succeed.

So, if you want to tackle something like Spirit, join CGC today using our online registration, which takes just 30 seconds. You can also search our jobs for your next opportunity or contact us directly.

June 14

Brisbane Quarter (300 George Street) - CGC Recruitment

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Brisbane Quarter (300 George Street)

2019-06-10 09:00:00 +1000 by Lawrence Allum

CGC Projects in Focus - Brisbane Quarter (300 George Street)

In our blog series, CGC Projects in Focus, we have been highlighting major projects across Queensland and New South Wales, providing information and commentary on key developments and the resulting opportunities to the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors.  Developments like - The Brisbane Quarter, also known as 300 George Street.

Brisbane's skyline is rapidly changing and transforming into one which resembles a central business district that buzzes with activity. As part of that, new and ongoing developments are rapidly making Brisbane the construction job capital of Australia.

Like Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane is attracting more residents, tourists, and corporate businesses to the city with the constant development of new infrastructure. The Brisbane Quarter brings together these three consumer segments on a single city block. With three independent towers, 300 George Street is the triple threat of skyscraper city developments.

Tower one

'The One' is the residential building of the trio. Zenx Architects designed the concrete construction which will include 467 residential apartments on 82 floors. Multiplex commenced construction in June 2018 and expect to complete the project in 2021. Upon completion in 2021, The One will be Brisbane's second tallest building at 264 metres.

Tower two

Designed by DBI Architects, the 'W Brisbane' is the shortest building in the mixed-use precinct. The 5-star hotel is 34 stories and contains 312 hotel rooms, plus presidential and executive suits. Multiplex commenced construction on Tower two, seven levels of basement parking, and retail and hotel facilities in September 2015. The W Brisbane and retail stores opened in mid-2018.

Development owner, Shayher Group who is part of Taiwan-based developer Par Jar Group, appointed Colliers International to lease the retail spaces in the mixed-use domain.

Tower three

'300 George', also a Zenx Architects design, is due for completion in mid-2019. The 182-metre office building will have 58,209 square metres of commercial space. Shayher is working with CBRE and JLL on commercial real estate sales and lettings.

Timeline and cost

Shayher Group purchased the former law courts buildings in May 2013 and the development application lodged in November 2013 was approved by Brisbane City Council in December 2013. The 7892 square metres of prime riverfront estate will provide the ultimate destination for work, relaxation, and recreation. By the expected completion date in 2021, the ambitious project will have taken over 8 years and $1 billion to develop.


The opportunity


As parts of this project have already been delivered it’s difficult to quantify the number of remaining jobs that may be required.  However, we still see significant opportunities for construction job seekers within this project, which ultimately has around two years until completion.

At CGC Recruitment, our highly-motivated team of experienced consultants help clients and candidates connect with major projects by bringing in the best talent and opportunities.

If you’re looking for your next career opportunity, you can register with CGC today. Simply complete our online registration, which takes just 30 seconds. Or if you’re looking for something in particular, contact us or search our jobs.

If you’re looking for the right team member, get in touch with CGC and one of our experienced consultants will be happy to help.

To be involved in projects or to attract candidates that are changing and improving Australia’s infrastructure, just like the Brisbane Quarter, connect with CGC today.



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April 09

Brisbane Metro - CGC Recruitment

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In our latest post in the, CGC Projects in Focus series, we’re looking at one of Brisbane’s largest projects – the Brisbane Metro. As with all project in this series, the Brisbane Metro is of national and state significance and will generate countless job opportunities and boost the economy.

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