Warringtonfire’s global fire engineering team are able to offer support on all facets of your fire strategy, and an important part of this would be looking at the structural fire engineering.

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, and looks at the impact that would have on the structural elements of the construction.

Why do you need structural fire engineering for your construction project?

Structural fire engineering is a practical and cost-effective way to assess structural fire safety in large, multi-use buildings, such as sports stadiums and concert venues but it can also be applied to more typical structures such as offices, industrial units, airports, hospitals and shopping centers.

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. If this is done at the design stage then it will aid evacuation procedures and fire-fighting operations when the project 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 towards all of these aspects.

What does a structural fire engineer do in construction?

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 in the event of a fire.

With a wealth of global experience, our engaged expert structural fire engineers have detailed understanding of fire behavior, heat transfer and structural response and can help guide you through the whole structural fire engineering process.

Other benefits of using Warringtonfire for your structural fire engineering

During the design stage, we work closely with the project engineers to ensure that fire safety is built into the design of the structure, wherever required. This approach will save you time and money in the long term and help you to achieve a more innovative approach to building design, allowing in many cases for significant optimization of the structural fire protection regime.


To discuss how Warringtonfire could assist with your particular construction project's structural fire engineering requirements, select your preferred laboratory below and contact us today.