Our fire engineering design services are available for buildings of all sizes and levels of complexity, from simple residential units to apartments, complex hotels, multi-storey offices, and commercial/industrial developments.
Fire engineering is an increasingly important discipline within New Zealand’s construction industry. High-profile fires internationally have highlighted the need for comprehensive fire engineering design to provide the required level of safety, while still allowing for architectural freedom and building usability.
We provide designs for buildings that will meet an architect’s vision and your requirements while considering fire safety and demonstrating compliance with the Building Code.
Our fire engineers are experienced in the use of advanced fire engineering tools and computer modelling packages for smoke spread analysis, radiation exposure and occupant evacuation times, as well as protection from spread of fire within building compartments and to adjacent property.
We are proud to be leaders in fire engineering, working only with trusted specialists to protect you from costly project risks and delays, which may result from use of incorrect products or installation methods.
Our services include
Designing and providing fire design solutions to achieve code of compliance using prescriptive methods (i.e., NZBC Acceptable Solutions).
Designing and providing fire design solutions using Verification Method C/VM2 for buildings with design features that are outside the scope of Acceptable Solutions, complex characteristics, and where design flexibility is required
Design/legal advice with regards to subdivision title change, waiver, relocation, or re-definition of boundaries, as per Section 116A of the Building Act.
WildFire and Fire Risk Assessments with regards to subdivision title change, waiver, relocation, or re-definition of boundaries, as per Section 106 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Designing and providing specific engineering design solutions to Alternative Solutions by using performance-based fire engineering design approach.
Remediation works as part of existing building review and assessments for compliance and using As Nearly As Reasonable Practicable (ANARP) discussions, as per Section 112 (and Section 115) of the Building Act.
Active fire designs for life and property protection of buildings as well as firefighting water supply assessments to support civil designs.
Street hydrants and firefighting water supply assessment using SNZ PAS 4509 and guidelines.
Due diligence survey reports when buying a new building, to compare the existing fire safety features of a building with the current requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.
Structural Fire Assessments and quantitative analysis for buildings (using NZ standards, Eurocode, and international guidelines) to add value to buildings using less conservative requirements.
Construction monitoring, contract administration, review and issue of Producer Statement (PS4) to sign off buildings.
Expert witness or court/litigation involvement to audit buildings and producing detailed reports of any areas concerning non-compliant design or construction.