Fire Engineers Auckland
FIRE ENGINEERING REPORT
Casa Consulting Group has a team of the highly experienced and specialised fire engineers Auckland has to offer. Our leading fire engineers boast an ability to integrate residential, commercial, and industrial building design with the top fire engineering NZ wide. We have an in-depth understanding of fire regulations in NZ and are experts at preparing fire reports to be submitted with your building consent application.
Our expert consultants keep up to date with the latest advances in New Zealand fire engineering to ensure that your property and people are protected. We have the skills and expertise to make sure your project is completed on time and under budget. From excellent fire stopping and fire protection to detailed fire engineering reports, you can count on us.
Contact us today to find out more about our fire safety designs or NZ fire regulations for commercial, residential, and industrial properties.
PASSIVE FIRE DESIGN AND DETAILING SERVICE
Casa Consulting Group’s leading fire engineering design services also cover passive fire prevention and engineering consultancy. With our extensive building and compliance knowledge, we are uniquely positioned to offer the highest calibre service to our clients and architects
We can review your plans and drawings or conduct site visits as necessary to help you determine the correct passive fire prevention solutions. We then provide working details and fire safety specifications, with all the requisite justifications for the council’s review. We’ve worked closely with councils and suppliers to ensure that all our presented passive fire engineering design solutions are fully compliant.
Some quotes from Auckland Council Fire stopping position statements below.
All fire stopping systems (fire stops) to be specified and accepted as part of the building consent and inspection approvals process shall be in accordance with AS 4072: Part 1.
Fire test reports or Variations subject to Formal Opinion complying with the requirements of AS1530: Part 4 and AS 4072 shall be available upon request to support the system proposed and demonstrate on-site installation where necessary.
Acceptance in accordance with the principles of ‘As Nearly As Is Reasonably Practicable’ ANARP, as required by the Building Act and as established by relevant guidance1 may allow the acceptance of products/systems that have not been verified to fully comply with the compliance documents and AS 4072. Supporting evidence will need to include consideration of a risk-based approach to support proposals on the grounds of ANARP.
Often, existing commercial buildings fall short of the current passive fire safety design requirements. We have been frequently engaged to assess existing fire ratings and stopping situations. We’ve also made professional judgements whether to retain or upgrade existing designs to meet current requirements per Section 112 of the New Zealand building code.
We are also fully experienced with passive fire design for the light timber-framed building structure. We have been reviewing passive fire detailing for various type of medium-density housing development such as terraced housing. Tested data and application manual of passive fire system for such a structure is often contained specific limits and conditions. This needs to be read and studied thoroughly to make a professional decision of what systems are to use and how to apply them. They must be correctly specified, installed and maintained for the buildings.
If you are in need of any of fire prevention design services for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, contact Casa Consulting Group today.
EMERGENCY LIGHTING DESIGN SERVICE
According to the F6/AS1 requirement of ‘Acceptable Solution’, Emergency lighting is required for buildings in the case of.
- Escape routes in excess of 20m from a final exit
- Changes of direction,
- Tripping hazards
- Stairways and ramps
- Safe path and smoke lobbies.
Emergency lighting coverage is required for many commercial buildings. That forms part of the overall fire safety feature of the building. The emergency lighting coverage is required to ensure the egress routes within the buildings are visible in case of building failure and fire occurrence.
An electrical engineer is required to design the emergency lighting system to suit the layout of the building as specified complying with F6/AS1.
To complement our expertise in fire consulting and passive fire design, we work with our closely-related certified emergency lighting engineer. As part of our fire consulting proposal, we can also offer this emergency lighting coverage design service as well for building consent submissions.