Laboratory Fire Consultancy

Central Science Laboratory complex, Sand Hutton, Yorkpic25thu

Preparation of fire risk report and audit of recommendations of fire safety consultants
retained by main contractor and specialist subcontractor to carry out remedial work to intumescent protected steelwork in buildings.

Client: Symonds Ltd on behalf of Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food

Central Science Laboratory complex, Sand Hutton, York.

Review of the implications of decommissioning fire dampers in air supply and extract ductwork.

Client: Symonds Projects on behalf ...

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Hospital Fire Consultancy

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

With a colleague in FRS I made an assessment of the smoke control proposed for atria.

Client: Department of Health, 1989.

Health Care Centre, Athy, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland.

I acted as arbitrator and reported on the fire safety strategy, especially the smoke management, of the 2-storey building containing an atrium.

Client: An Bord Pleanala ( Planning Appeals Board), Dublin, 1997

University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff.

I colaborated with others in Fire Research Station to make a site survey to establish ...

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Hotel Fire Consultancy Projects

Advice on fire protection offered by door in a hotel in the harbour, Aberystwyth.

A fire doorset had been installed by a contractor but not in accordance with BS 8214:1990. Having examined the plans I was able to argue that, in the particular planning context, the doorset need not be replaced without leading to an unacceptable risk to life.

Client: James Jenkins Thomas, Architects, Aberystwyth, Wales

Refurbishment of 6-storey hotel, Nottingham Place, London WC

This rundown property in a prestigious area had a single ...

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Industrial Fire Consultancy Projects

Metal fabrication factory in North Yorks

I carried out a fire risk assessment of the building with particular reference to the combustible linings present, and gave recommendations for remedial work.

Client: via an Insurance Broker.

Thompson’s Mill, Belfast

Advice on dust explosion hazard, explosion relief and fire resistance requirements at high level bearing in mind close proximity of GPO building.

Client: Ministry of Finance, Northern Ireland

British Leyland Aluminium Foundry.

Advice on fire protection of unprotected steel crane runway beams attached to protected steelwork.

Client: White Young and ...

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Food Processing and Storage Fire Consultancy Projects

Vegetable processing factory, near York

Fire risk assessment and report made to see what fire precautionary measures could be introduced to reduce the risk of serious fire in this remotely placed food processing factory, bearing in mind that the factory has evolved over time and contains a range of buildings and risks associated with processing, mixing, freezing and packing of all kinds of vegetables. Investigations were made to assess various ways of dealing with fire in cold stores operating at minus ...

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Warehouse Fire Consultancy Projects

Costco Warehouse, St Rollox, Glasgow

Review of life safety features including consideration of effectiveness of finger-corridor on means of escape.

Client: Price Costco, Watford

Grattan Warehouse, Lister Hills, Bradford.

Assessment of fire resistance of tall fire walls (in this, Europe’s largest warehouse at the time), recommendations for fire test to obtain thermal bowing data, audit of Fire Safety Engineer’s recommendations and survey of building during construction.

Client: Bowring Risk Management Ltd.

Welham Green warehouse, Herts

Assessment of mode of failure of precast concrete portal framed warehouse outside ...

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Heritage Fire Consultancy Projects


Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.

Queens entrance WestminsterAs part of a team of fire consultants currently (September 2005) reviewing the fire safety engineering strategy of the Palace of Westminster, I contributed the parts of the qualitative design review (QDR) dealing with: the establishment of fire safety objectives; history of fires in similar buildings; and important fire and smoke spread scenarios. This ...

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Tally Ho Complex, Finchley, North London

On this fascinating and complex project I was the fire consultant engaged by the Building Control Department of the London Borough of Barnet (a major London Local Authority). It was my job to check the fire safety strategy, design, construction and commissioning of this £50m multi-use complex. The complex incorporates a15 storey residential block, several retail units, two theatres forming part of an arts centre, technical college, health and fitness centre including a swimming pool, a 2-level underground car park ...

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Grahame-White early aircraft exhibition hall, RAF museum, Hendon, North London.

pic19thThis historic grade 11 listed building featuring five huge ‘Belfast Trusses’ spanning the full width of the building has been reconstructed on the present site. It is mainly a hangar housing early aircraft and is overlooked by a three-storey office area. Acted as fire consultant to Building Control Department to check the fire consultant’s smoke control calculations in the context of means of escape.

Client: Building Control Department, London Borough of ...

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Entertainment Fire Consultancy Projects

Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London

I gave assistance with the specification of fire scenarios, means of escape strategy and application for building approval for the six 2/3 storey core units in this 300m diameter, 50m high, 12-masted unique building (the largest dome in the world) now renamed The O2 arena.

Client: FEDRA, Buro Happold

Tally Ho Arts Centre and Community Focus, North London

Late in the construction of this multi-function complex it became clear that parts of the Arts Centre would be used by many ...

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