Fire Engineering

We provide fire engineering design services for buildings of all sizes and levels of complexity from residential units to multi storey office and commercial developments.

Kirk Roberts is at the forefront of the movement within the fire engineering industry to address the issues associated with passive fire protection. We only work with trusted passive fire protection specialists to ensure our clients are protected from costly project delays resulting from the use of incorrect products or installation methods. The end result of this is a building that is safe for occupants to live in, work in or occupy for any reason.

Our services include

  • Utilisation of several computer modelling programs to carry out analysis
  • Performance based alternative fire design and specific engineering design solutions
  • Existing building review and assessments for compliance
  • Designs to achieve code compliance using the NZBC Acceptable Solutions documents C/AS1 – C/AS7
  • We use Verification Method C/VM2 for buildings that have more complex characteristics and require a performance based fire engineering design approach
  • Alternative solutions for buildings that require specific fire engineering consideration.

Fire engineering is becoming an increasingly important discipline within the construction industry both in New Zealand and internationally. Recent high profile fires in the UK, Australia and the Middle East have highlighted the need for comprehensive fire engineering design to provide the maximum level of life safety possible, while still allowing for architectural freedom and building usability.

Our fire engineers are experienced in the use of several computer modelling packages. This enables us to carry out analysis of fire and smoke spread within buildings, occupant evacuation and radiation analysis to determine the requirements for protection from spread of fire to adjacent title boundaries.

We provide designs for buildings that meet the architects vision, the clients budgetary requirements and the end users right to frequent a safe building in the knowledge that no corner has been cut in relation to their safety from fire.

A Selection of Projects

Kaikoura Sudima Hotel2020

We are proud to be offering full services to Sudima Hotels & Resorts for the new Kaikoura Hotel. Our team of experts are pushing boundaries and delivering services for Architectural Design, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Design, Civil Engineering, full Project Management, Quantity Surveying, BIM modelling and Fabrication Design. The 4.5 star hotel will offer 118 rooms on the shoreline of Kaikoura's township.

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Otago Polytechnic Student Village2019

Otago Polytechnic's new Student Village, Te Pā Tauira, is a multiple award-winning, 6500 square metre, five-story building which is now fully operational and housing students during their academic studies; and adding a little comfort to give a sense of home-from-home.

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Guthrey Centre2019

The Guthrey Centre is going to be another exciting addition to the CBD of Christchurch. The project will be home to 14 stores in four two-level buildings on the site in Cashel Street. Kirk Roberts Consulting are closely involved with the project including offering construction monitoring

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Hutchinson Development2018

The Hutchinson Development in New Lynn saw the 2,013 sqm site go from 4 two-bedroom units to 12 two-bedroom and 3 three-bedroom homes in a three-storey apartment building. Kirk Roberts provided Structural Engineering, Fire Engineering and construction fabrication and detailing including precast panels and reinforcing.

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