- Fire severity in large compartments
- Water filled steel structures
- Sandwich panels
- Tall fire walls
- Thermal bowing
I was commissioned to determine what work should be done by a major UK panel fabricator (Eurobond Laminates) of non-combustible internal fire walls in order for me to make an authoritative assessment of fire resistance of wall panels spanning horizontally approximately three times the largest span that ...Read On → Share
Assessment with other members of Steel Construction Industry Forum of the implications for steel structures following the major fire.
Client: UNIDO.(written with Malhota H L)Read On → Share
I was asked to give an expert professional opinion on whether or not a professional building designer should have been aware of a possible difficulty in insuring his client’s building because it contained sandwich panels with combustible plastic foam cores (expanded polystyrene) regarded as a fire risk by many insurers. I surveyed the building, reviewed the guidance literature in the public domain available to a designer at the time of design, and made my ...Read On → Share
My client, a letting agency, required an inspection of a sample of flat entrance doors to establish if they possessed the required half hour fire resistance etc. It was understood that a general fire risk assessment for the builidng had previously been undertaken and the risk assessor had correctly indicated that the flat entrance doors may not have the required fire performance.
There were 280 flats in the ...Read On → Share
Site survey and assessment of fire resistance of fire wall containing complex composite steel stanchions.
Client: Comprehensive Design, Glasgow
Survey of buildings and advice on design of fire walls in the rebuilt building following the £165 million fire in 1983.
Client: Ministry of DefenceRead On → Share
Assessment of fire damage to prestressed concrete T-beams, proposals for tests and recommendations. This unusual job was important as the road was a busy A-route and traffic had to be restricted until I had made my report.
Client: West Sussex Engineering ConsultancyRead On → Share
Assessment of potential threat of fire to users and inhabitants of the residential/office accommodation on the floating platforms.
Client: The Louis de Saissons Partnership, London
Assessment of fire resistance of glazed wall possibly subject to a fire in a Jetfoil craft 5 metres away.
Client: Dennis Lennon and Partners, LondonRead On → Share
Following the Kings Cross fire disaster and the replacement of much combustible content, LUL wished to have an independent opinion on the appropriateness of its fire suppression system installed under escaltors. After making a survey of several stations I made calculations of fire load and made recommendations for revised sprinkler coverage for modern installations.
Client: Kingfell Fire Protection Ltd, London
Assessment of possible structural failure of lift support structure and fire hazards (Bank, ...Read On → Share
I gave an independent opinion on the fire consultant’s design fire and calculations of thermal radiation for the car park which was near a site boundary. I made additional calculations from first principles to show that the car park was at a safe distance from the adjoining building.
Client:Vale of White Horse District Council, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Assessment of fire hazard of teak palings.
Client: Building Control, Truro, Cornwall, 1985.Read On → Share