Key Services

Our key strengths in fire science and technology, coupled with our comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework, enables us to offer fire safety engineering services that are at the cutting edge of technology and innovation to the benefit of our clients.

For Building and Infrastructure Design:

 

Cost-effective Performance-based Solutions involving smoke-hazard management, egress, structural fire resistance and fire protection

 

Risk-based solutions that are not amenable to deterministic analysis

 

Specialist assessments of fire and life safety for transport terminals and infrastructure projects

 

Sophisticated analysis of egress and modelling of pedestrian movement

 

Peer Review of Performance-based Solutions

 

For Buildings Under Construction:

 

Technical support and advice during construction

 

Inspection and sign-off of Fire Safety features

 

Auditing of implemented Fire Safety features

 

Witness commissioning of installed / upgraded Essential Fire Safety Measures

 

For Manufacturers:

 

Fire safety advice on product development

 

Advice on fire testing and assessment of fire performance

 

Advice on product appraisal

 

Advice on product acceptability under the Building Code of Australia

 

For the Mining Industry:

 

Fire safety assessments for major substations or generator buildings

 

Tunnel safety during operation or excavation

 

Determination of cause and origin of fires involving plant or equipment

 

Safety assessments for combustible stock piles - safe distance, fire reconstruction

 

Liquid fuel facilities - fire impact and safety recommendations

 

For Existing Infrastructure:

 

Risk-based assessments of safety in railway, bus and road tunnels

 

Smoke-hazard management of underground stations and tunnels

 

Pedestrian movement and egress modelling for complex structures including stadium spectator stands

 

Cost-effective prioritisation of fire safety measures for large and complex structures

 

For Existing Buildings Including Heritage:

 

Supporting Performance-based Solutions to demonstrate compliance with BCA performance requirements

 

Developing strategies to achieve the optimum balance between fire safety and heritage preservation requirements

 

Fire Safety Audits

 

Preparation of Fire Safety Condition / Upgrade Reports

 

Preparation of Fire Safety Schedules

 

Preparation of Annual Fire Safety Statements

 

Preparation of Emergency Management Plans

 

For Litigation and Court Cases:

 

Advice and expert witness services by Australia's leading fire experts, in the assessment of alleged fire-system defects

 

Response to alleged fire safety defects in buildings and provision of tailored solutions for rectification

 

Supporting Performance-based Solutions in the Land and Environment and Supreme Court

 

Identification of Performance-based Solutions for alleged defects, to achieve compliance with safety objectives such as the Building Code of Australia providing the most cost-effective rectification

 

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