Fire safety engineering
Fire Safety Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles based on the understanding of the effects of fire, the reaction and behaviour of people to fire and how to protect people, property and the environment.
The application of fundamental fire safety scientific and engineering principles have played a major role in liberating architects from the traditional constraints of fire safety design of buildings. We have been at the forefront of driving fire safety engineering as a core discipline in fire safety and have pioneered its acceptance both nationally and internationally through Standards and pre-normative research bodies such as ISO and BSI.
Our experts have played key roles and hold Chair responsibilities on a number of Standard committees, including contributions to BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, and BS 7974 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings - Code of practice.
As the design and construction of buildings continues to develop, using more materials and becoming more complex and innovative, the application of these fundamental scientific and engineering principles plays a key role in constantly developing and evaluating the knowledgebase that underpins fire safety design.
We can undertake fire safety strategies for new buildings and for refurbishments, as well as peer reviewing existing strategies as an independent third party.