The Air New Zealand lounge was constructed as part of the $45 million upgrade project at the Brisbane International Airport, which began in October 2015.

Early in the development stages of the project, a solution was sought for the structural steel fire protection elements, which needed to meet a number of performance criteria for the construction phase within the Air New Zealand lounge.

Following consultation with the engineers, Enstruct, and the builder, SMI on the structural steel fire protection required for these significant upgrade works, Nullifire SC902 hybrid intumescent basecoat system was selected as the thin film intumescent of choice for the construction works of the brand new lounge at the airport.

Nullifire’s SC902 hybrid intumescent basecoat system was specified because it can be applied on-site; provides rapid application and curing rates required to meet the very tight construction timelines; has a low VOC formulation to provide for a safer working environment for other trades; can meet a 2-hour FRL; is compatible with a range of top coats; and is cost effective.

Having met all the criteria and having also satisfied the builders that the material would allow other trades to work with the columns and beams after just 24 hours thanks to its highly productive application process, the Nullifire system was installed at night. All the works were completed within the designated timeframe and budget.