Zak World of Façades Australia Digital 2020: WEBINAR 16 September 2020

Dr Amer Magrabi, Principal Fire Engineer Lote Consulting will be speaking at this webinar between 11:00AM - 11:20AM on "Façade Cladding Fire Safety under the Building Code of Australia (BCA)"


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Site Inspections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lote's commitment to maintaining its standards on deliverables has enabled the company to evolve and maintain their service despite the current pandemic circumstances. To this effect, Lote has acted pre-emptively and decisively to implement measures such as social distancing and working from home, while remaining vigilant about their client projects, stakeholder engagement, site inspections and delivery timelines.




New Tunnel Ventilation and Underground Fire & Life Safety Consulting Service is Launched by us and Mosen in Australia / New Zealand. Please click here for more


Lote Consulting is a specialist engineering practice providing fire safety, risk and security consulting services


We thrive on finding smarter, cost-effective and efficient solutions to design challenges in the Fire, Risk and Security space. Our track record of successful project delivery spans across Australia, Asia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Latest News


Fire Performance of Rendered External Walls and Cladding: Advisory note 2020.2.2


04 September 2020:


For a building of Type A or B construction, C1.9(a)(i) specifies that elements of external walls, including their components, must be non-combustible. Components of external walls include: a) Facade covering (e.g. render and external cladding) b) Framing c) Insulation


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Cyber-crime during the
Covid-19 Pandemic


04 September 2020


Due to the high demand for medical supplies and information globally as a result of COVID-19, many negative practices such as fraud and counterfeiting are drastically on the increase by Cybercriminals to conduct illegal activies for monetary benefits.


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Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) DBP Act


17 August 2020


The recently enacted Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act) and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RAB Act) impose significant reforms for the construction industry.


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Fire Safety and Security imperatives in light of the new Aged Care Quality Standards


01 July 2020:
Article by Zachariah Reisch


The past few months have seen an already teetering Australian aged care industry go from bad to worse as many RACFs were the site of deadly outbreaks - and given the negligence turned up in light of these outbreaks, it appears regulatory bodies have a long way to go before the industry is at an acceptable standard. This article explores the current state of Australian aged care in July 2020 and outlines a path forward that allows construction industry specialists to benefit from the work in this sector while also healing its broken core in the process.



Fire Safety in Data Centres


27 June 2020:
Article by Christopher Koch


The reliance on cloud-based data storage and increasing demand for supplying energy from alternative sources has seen a dramatic increase in the use of Lithium-Ion battery based Energy Storage Systems (ESS). One common application for ESS are data centres to help cater for the increased demand for cloud-based data storage. One of the fundamental requirements of a cloud-based data centre is business continuity via zero downtime requirements. ESS are mandatory, to provide continuous data centre operation during a power outage.



Securing a Data Centre: Why a Specialist Security Approach is a Project Imperative


26 June 2020:
Article by Dr.Maher Magrabi


Data centre security can be defined as the operational practices and technologies that are employed to safeguard the data centre from external threats and vulnerabilities. The growth of Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, and Platforms as a Service has driven the growth of physical data centres. Being a physical asset, on-shore data centres are also a critical component in national infrastructure. Data centres are the physical facility that houses Information Technology (IT) infrastructure comprising computing, storage, networking, and power resources.



Inspiring Quotes..

"Design is not how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works" - Steve Jobs


"I am impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. willing is not enough; we must do." - Leonardo da Vinci


"At its heart engineering is about using science to find creative practical solutions. It's a noble profession." - Queen Elizabeth II


"Risk is like fire. If controlled it will help you. If uncontrolled it will destroy you." - Teddy Roosevelt


"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." - Warren Buffett


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