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Services |Bushfire Risk Management, Planning & Design

Bushfire Behaviour Modelling, Bushfire Fuel Analysis, Bushfire Management Plans and Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments for the Private and Commercial Sectors of Western Australia.

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Bushfire Management Plans

From small scale subdivisions to industrial super lots, tourism ventures and vulnerable land use development, our extensive industry experience in developing performance based design solutions is unmatched.

We are capable of developing Bushfire Management Plans that mitigate bushfire related risk whilst minimising the impact upon development design, lot yield and profit. We also do this in a way that preserves environmental, cultural and historical assets within the development site.

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Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment

Standard and Premium Bushfire Attack Level assessments for all areas across Western Australia – metropolitan and regional. Premium assessments are completed using the site specific 2nd Methodology and the certified RUIC Radiant Heat Flux Calculator; potentially resulting in reduced BAL ratings and savings of thousands of dollars in construction costs.

All RUIC BAL Assessors have completed postgraduate studies in Bushfire Protection and Design under the co-authors of AS3959:2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. This means we hold the highest qualifications possible in the field and can assist you reduce the impact of the BAL rating on your home. It also means we are well versed in the implications of Local Government planning policy and how it will affect your rating – including the Shire of Mundaring Fire Management Statement and the City of Busselton Local Bush Fire Policy Provisions.

We are also experienced in retrospective building approvals and the application of AS3959 to existing dwellings.

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Legal, Insurance & Real Estate Services

The team at RUIC is experienced in providing expert witness testimony, feasibility studies and forensic assessment post bushfire. We also offer services including the Pre-purchase Indicative BAL report for people looking to purchase blocks but are unsure of the impact of the BAL requirements and costs.

Did you know the costs of BAL compliance can be as much as $200,000 on top of standard construction costs? We are experienced in calculating the costs of BAL compliance with AS3959 to ensure you aren’t underinsured in the event you have to rebuild your existing home to a higher standard.

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Risk Management

Over two decades of professional emergency services risk management enhanced by postgraduate studies in ISO31000 provides the basis for our ability to develop Risk Management Plans. in accordance with ISO31000; COAG 2004 and NERAG 2008.

From AS3745 compliant evacuation plans for Childcare and public buildings to international tourism events including The Gourmet Escape and The Margaret River International Surfing Pro, we can provide tailored risk management plans to suit your needs.

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Policy & Education

Since its inception, the team at RUIC has provided policy consultancy and bushfire planning, construction and performance based bushfire engineering workshops for Local Governments, Professional Industry Bodies and Private Companies. Our client list includes:

  • City of Busselton
  • Shire of Mundaring
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Master Builders Association
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Institute of Loss Adjusters
Give RUIC a call today and we will discuss how we can tailor a workshop to meet your specific needs.

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Commercial Services

Our team of qualified consultants and assessors means that we can provide accurate and rapid turnaround for BAL Assessments. Whether you are a small or volume builder we will provide commercial rates and premium service delivery to ensure we meet your BAL and other bushfire related construction needs.

Give RUIC a call today to discuss what commercial account will suit your needs.

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