FIRE SAFETY

The right skills. The right solutions.

All building projects must comply with certain safety legislation and regulatory benchmarks, the rules associated with which can be difficult to interpret and, if applied uncritically, can restrict a building’s design. We take a holistic approach to provide clients with the confidence to proceed in the knowledge that the chosen solution will provide the best outcomes for all stakeholders.

We take a proactive role in gaining a clear understanding of the fire safety philosophy of every project, in order to fully appreciate the effects elements of the design will have on the level of fire safety being provided, commensurate with the needs of the client and public safety. With experience gained from working on some of the world’s most outstanding and iconic buildings, Olsson Fire & Risk can provide you with strategic advice when you need it.

A carefully developed fire strategy will not only meet the requirements, it will also provide a defined philosophy around fire safety and fire protection measures. Once fully developed, the strategy forms a key design document for specification and justification of proposed systems. In many cases, this will form the sole basis of the submission for the relevant approvals.

FIRE PROTECTION

Your one-stop specialist.

At Olsson Fire & Risk we have in-house expertise across all aspects of fire engineering – from risk assessment to design, engineering, approval and implementation. This enables us to provide safer, smarter and more cost-effective fire protection solutions, on time and on budget, with one central point of contact.

Our typical scope of work encompasses master planning, site surveys of existing systems to detailed design, construction support and commissioning witnessing for Fire Protection Systems. We audit existing systems and report findings, design new installations and assist clients with the tendering process and witness commissioning, as well as carry out installation and maintenance.

Typical designs include:

  • Sprinkler system, including valve room/cabinet, layouts of pipes and inlets, to meet all code requirements.
  • Assessment of the available water supply
  • Fire alarm system and indicating panels, layouts for manual call points, smoke detection and sounders.
  • Fire hydrant riser systems
  • Fire extinguisher selection and locations
  • Special hazard application systems, including gas flood, pre-action and deluge systems

PASSIVE FIRE MANAGEMENT

Comprehensive and compliant systems.

Olsson Fire & Risk’s passive fire team deliver compliant passive fire management, providing a professional service to the industry and being aware of liability and cost control issues. The team engage with all levels of the industry to achieve confirmation of compliance and sign-off by CPEng fire engineers. From value engineering and advice at the design stage, through to building maintenance, we always seek to deliver positive cost benefits. Keeping a pragmatic eye on cost and programme control for all stakeholders is grounded in decades of industry experience.

We provide training courses for building owners, designers and contractors:

  • Introduction to Passive Fire
  • Site-Based Passive Fire Management (1/2 day)
  • Applicator training (2 days)
  • Firestopping training (2 days)

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CFD: Harnessing technology to deliver efficiency

Dr Sam Alshroof

Olsson Fire & Risk has more than 10 years’ CFD experience, producing industry-leading fire and smoke simulations to support our fire engineers, as well as wind and environmental studies, gas concentration and dispersal studies, comfort zone studies, plus natural and forced ventilation studies.

Computational Fluid Dynamics software shows 3-D flow patterns, facilitating better design and reducing the cost of construction, operation and maintenance. It is an important tool in efficient building design as it can be used to analyse the environmental impact of building exhausts, predict smoke and fire spread, and to design natural and mechanical ventilation systems.

CFD specialities include:

  • Building occupant comfort
  • HVAC internal flow efficiency
  • Data centres
  • Wave energy convertors
  • Pollutant concentration and dispersion modelling
  • Façade solar radiation and heat transfer modelling
  • Ventilation modelling
  • Turbines