What is fire evacuation modelling?
Fire evacuation modelling is a method of simulating a real-life fire event to predict evacuation times for areas and buildings. It is based on how people will react under the pressure of a fire, and when emotion, possible crowding and the response of the materials and systems within the building come into play. This then allows those involved with facility management and infrastructure and building design to plan the most effective design solutions and fire evacuation strategies.
Do I need modelling, or can I just create a fire evacuation plan from guidance documents?
Although there are guidance documents available that specify certain features of fire evacuation design such as exit route width and occupant characteristics, fire evacuation modelling offers a more robust – and often more economical – solution to the problem.
Fire evacuation modelling is particularly valuable if it is necessary to predict the amount of time needed to evacuate a building. This is often referred to as the required safe egress time or RSET.
In combination with smoke modelling, this can also be used to predict the time it will take for a real-life fire situation to become untenable – the available safe egress time or ASET.
Why use Warringtonfire for your fire evacuation modelling?
Warringtonfire’s global fire engineering experts are able to offer a number of different options when it comes to assessing the fire evacuation strategy for your building.
In our fire evacuation modelling, we use the latest technology to create simulations that forecast the flow of people and show the best design for fire safety – while always maximising your building's other features.
This technology allows us to accurately assess a multitude of scenarios that make sure your building is safe for use.
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A fire strategy is the way in which fire safety objectives for a new, altered or existing building are defined and achieved. Warringtonfire’s experienced team of fire safety engineers and consultants in Australia will create the best strategy for your project.
At Warringtonfire, we use a performance-based approach to customise a package of alternative fire safety measures for a design – allowing our clients to achieve their objectives but still maintain the level of fire safety required by the building code and approval authorities.
Fire Evacuation Modelling
Latest technology for fire evacuation modelling in order to create an economical and robust solution.
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Fire Brigade Intervention Modelling
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Key fire safety disciplines enables us to provide the most comprehensive and insightful fire risk assessment.
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Warringtonfire Australia has a team of accredited fire safety engineers who can conduct combustible cladding risk assessments for a range of projects.
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