Office Projects

Doxford International office complex, Sunderland.

Advice and recommendations on the use of unprotected steel lintels.

Client: Aukett Associates, Architects and Engineers, London, 1996


GPO Office Building, Belfast.

Advice on drencher protection of external wall opposite Thompson’s Mill.

Client: Department of Finance, Belfast, 1977.


Chase Manhattan Bank, London.

Advice on effect of large bending moment on concrete-filled columns.

Client: Pell Frischmann & Partners, 1985

Dublin Bank, Irish Republic

Dublin Bank, Irish Republic


Dublin Bank, Irish Republic

I was asked to check the fire engineer’s calculations of fire severity and passive fire protection of external steel hangers supporting the floors. I made recommendations for improving the design of the hanger protection.

Client: Dublin Fire Authority


McArthur office building, Bristol

Assessment of fire resistant glazing used as flame shields to prevent direct flame impingement on unprotected external steelwork.

Client: Richard Fenton Associates, consulting engineers, Bristol


Benbecula Offices

Comments on a fire upgrading strategy and, in particular, advice on suspended ceilings and doors.

Client: Manning Clamp and Partners, Richmond, Surrey.


Redcar Steelworks Administration Offices.

Assessment of the inherent fire resistance of external unprotected steelwork.

Client: Atkins Research & Development, Epsom.


Sama Banks, Saudi Arabia.

Audit on fire protection requirements for multi-storey banks using unprotected steel.

Client: Felix Samuely and Partners, London


ICI Group Headquarters, Millbank, London

Audit of fire detection, and smoke control of glass smoke-stop doors.

Client: Crafer Associates, fire consultants, Somerset


6 Duke Street, London office building

Assessment, made at request of District Surveyor, of fire resistance of floors incorporating composite steel/concrete Thor beams.

Client: ConstrucThor PLC


New County Headquarters, Shinfield Park, Reading.

Assessment of behaviour of glazed doors in glazed screen.

Client: Department of Architecture, Royal County of Berkshire


National Westminster bank 200m high headquarters, City of London.

Setting up of fire tests in the Netherlands for the composite steel deck floors.

Client: Pell Frischmann and Partners, Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers, London


Central Telegraph Office Development.

Assessment of need for fire resistance in roof-support columns etc.

Client: Property Services Agency