Hospitals & Aged Health Care

The Manor, Fairfield East

A residential care facility that was provided with a three storey extension that included a basement carpark. SGA developed Performance Solutions for the extension including the rationalisation of Construction Types, protection of openings, egress paths and fire brigade intervention.


Baptist Care, Griffith ACT

A residential aged care facility with a capacity of 160 beds provided on three storeys. The building, due for completion in 2015, is designed to contemporary energy efficiency standards and includes a carpark in parts of the Ground Floor. SGA have been involved from early concept design to allow exceeded smoke compartment sizes and bespoke fire resistance levels to the building structure. Further aspects resolved by performance-based fire engineering solutions include the protection of external egress routes and rationalisation of smoke management systems.

Lismore Hospital, Lismore NSW

General Fire-safety Strategy - SGA is currently developing a fire-safety strategy including Alternative Solutions.

New Endoscopy Unit - SGA’s Alternative Solutions addressed: Fire-resisting Walls, Control of fire spread, fire-fighting equipment, smoke-hazard management.

New MRI and PET Suites - SGA’s Alternative Solutions addressed: Exits in patient-care areas, exit discharge and dimension of corridor.

Maclean Hospital New Areas

SGA’s Alternative Solutions addressed: Smoke compartments, fire compartments, exit travel distances, issues of fire spread between buildings.


Maclean Hospital Upgrade of Existing Building fire safety – SGA developed a fire-safety strategy including Alternative Solutions. Issues include protection of openings, exit dimensions.

Mater Hospital, Brisbane QLD

Special safety hazards associated with new helipad. Extended fire and smoke compartment areas. Extended travel distances within office areas, wards and operating theatre. Exit discharge issues.

Murwillumbah Hospital, NSW

SGA developed a fire-safety strategy including Alternative Solutions on travel distances, fire separation, fire-isolated stairs and lifts, corridors in patient-care areas, egress paths and discharge, fire-hose reels.


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