Our Fire Safety Design are responsible for fire safety relating to the design and construction of the facility/building, and the services, fittings and equipment provided in or in connection with the facility/building, which will assist in the operation and maintenance of the building for fire safety purposes.
We use a fire safety engineering approach and assess the performance of a facility/building design in its context, deviating from the prescriptive non-contextual nature of the standards and regulations.
We work with you at all stages of the project from inception, through design to the operational fire safety management regime. Our engineers have successfully used fire safety engineering principles to argue deviations from the best practices, often saving our clients tens of thousands.
Fire Engineering / What We Offer
The achievements below (see Advantages) are a testament to our understanding and application of fundamental fire safety engineering techniques, calculations and models, i.e.:
Fire dynamics and analysis
We apply the current understanding of how fire typically behaves in the design environment.
Structural response analysis
We can apply structural analysis which covers the behavior of structures subjected to forces of fire.
Fire growth / spread simulations
Fire simulations can created to show how a fire would be expected to behave in certain environments.
Smoke spread simulations
Smoke models are used to visualise how the smoke (and heat) would likely travel through your environment.
Use simulations to determine the evacuation times for areas, buildings, or vessels using crowd dynamics and pedestrian motion.
Detection and Warning Design
We design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises.
Advantages / How can fire engineering benefit your business
- Identify non-compliances to the building regulations
- Increase occupancy numbers
- Increase compartment size
- Agree justified non-compliances with rules
- Extend travel distances
- Support novel designs
- Reduce passive fire protection