Warringtonfire's structural fire engineers offer a range of services – from simple guidance to complex analysis - helping you to understand how much fire protection is required to achieve structural reliability if there is a fire.
What is structural fire engineering?
Structural fire engineering is a technique which calculates the likely fire conditions in each part of a building, relevant to the use of the building. It looks at the impact that a fire would have on the structural elements of the construction.
It is a practical and cost-effective way to assess structural fire safety in large, multi-use buildings – such as sports stadiums and concert venues. It can also be applied to more typical structures such as offices, industrial units, airports, hospitals and shopping centres.
There is a growing trend to include these structural fire analyses as part of the performance solutions developed by fire safety engineers – delivering cost savings and innovative solutions to complex problems.
Why do I need structural fire engineering for my project?
During construction, it is important that the structure – whether it is steel, concrete or timber – is designed to be able to achieve an adequate standard of fire resistance . We work closely with the project engineers to ensure that fire safety is built into the design of the structure wherever it is required. This approach will save you time and money in the long term and will help you achieve a more innovative approach to building design. It will also aid evacuation procedures and firefighting operations when the building is actually in use.
You may also be considering property protection or business continuity as part of your project. Although building regulations are concerned primarily with life safety, structural fire engineering can contribute to these other aspects too.
Structural fire engineering with Warringtonfire
With a wealth of global experience, our team have a detailed understanding of fire behaviour, heat transfer and structural response. They can help guide you through the whole structural fire engineering process.
Our services include:
- Developing structural fire engineering solutions for steel, timber, concrete and composite structures.
- Investigating site specific non-conformities using structural fire analysis to check their adequacy and propose any required rectifications.
- Examining the thermal behaviour of structures exposed to fire using finite element analysis.
- Analysing the structural response of building elements exposed to fire – using finite element analysis or a structural design code approach.
- Prescribing required structural fire testing and fire assessments to achieve compliance for unique projects.
Fire Engineering Services
Analysis and Assessment Services
Warringtonfire offers a range of analysis and assessment services relating to fire engineering, from modelling to evaluation of risk. Our team of experts use a range of analytical tools, based on the needs of the project.
Regulatory and Compliance Services
Warringtonfire’s team of fire engineering experts in Australia offer a range of services to help you comply with Australian fire safety regulations.
Fire Safety Advice Services
Warringtonfire’s team of fire safety engineering experts in Australia have extensive experience with fire safety issues and can recommend the most innovative, cost-effective solutions. We can provide advice on how compliance with the requirements of the National Construction Code can be achieved for specific aspects of the design throughout the entire design process.
Warringtonfire has substantial experience undertaking fire and life safety design services on urban infrastructure projects. This includes involvement at all stages of these projects.
Structural Fire Engineering
Support on your overall fire strategy including structural fire engineering.