To provide an adequate level of fire and life safety in the design of any building or structure, an optimum approach to compliance with the building code is crucial.
Performance-based design approach provides an alternative means to design buildings and structures to allow for more practical solutions.
Fire risk assessment & audit
Fire risk assessment is valuable in understanding the fire hazards present, likelihood of it occurring and their consequences.
Certain building products and systems can be used in applications for which they were not formally tested if performance requirements can be achieved.
With the support of Ignis Labs product testing for full scale external wall
Facade assessments & inspections
Façade and fires spreading on the exterior of the building can be challenging and poses significant risk to fire and life safety.
Third party peer review
Third party peer reviews are often required in complex projects where the approval authority requires an independent fire consultant to confirm compliance with the requirements of applicable codes and standards.
Third party active & passive fire inspections
Ignis Solutions have extensive experience in providing third party (IIA – Independent Inspection Agency) fire safety inspections and witnessing of testing and commissioning on projects under construction.
CFD fire & smoke modelling
Fire and smoke modelling provides a means to validate and test the performance of smoke control and management systems in atriums and smoke spread in a building.
Challenging designs such as extended travel distances in large industrial and warehouse buildings and high occupant load in assembly spaces such as malls, stadiums, transit stations, airports often benefit from data obtained during egress analyses.
Stake effect & exit pressurisation analysis
Stack effect is the vertical airflow within buildings caused by the temperature-created density differences between the building interior and exterior or between two interior spaces.
Fire safety plans
Most buildings are required to have an approved fire safety plan. This document needs to include procedures for reporting emergencies, evacuation procedures, requirement for fire drills, etc.
Emergency response & evacuation plans
Most complex buildings require emergency response and evacuation plans to be developed.
Fire systems design
Design and fabrication detail for hydrants, fire sprinklers, detection and alarm systems form an emerging part of our service
Partial occupancy plans
The National Construction Code of Australia through performance based design as well as the Ontario Building Code permits staged building occupancy in large buildings provided the implementation of sufficient fire safety measures.
The use of wood, as a construction material, is becoming more prevalent in larger and higher buildings. The National Construction Code of Australia as well as the Ontario Building Code, National Building Code of Canada, and British Columbia Building Code permit the construction of wood building up to six storeys in building height.
Fire safety training
We offer a range of training courses to companies and individuals looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of fire safety engineering.