Services

After 20 years research, fire testing and leading-edge fire consultancy at the Fire Research Station, part of the UK’s Building Research Establishment, and then twenty years working as an independent Fire Safety Consultant, I continue give advice to building developers, architects, engineers, insurers, building control officers, fire authorities, manufacturers, and building material producers on the following:

  • Solution of design problems for buildings which do not satisfy prescriptive rules
  • Fire safety engineering studies and calculations including smoke control and radiation from buildings
  • Arbitration on building approval applications under the building regulations
  • Assisting Building Control organisations in approving all aspects (strategy, design, construction and commissioning) of complex fire safety engineered projects
  • Conducting Fire Risk Assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and previously the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations and fire related aspects of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Fire damage assessment (buildings and bridges) and recommendations on remedial measures
  • Feasibility studies and development of fire safety strategies
  • Surveys of passive fire precautions
  • Recommendations for remedial passive fire protection work
  • Assessment of performance when building product is used outside its fire-tested limits
  • Audits on the work of designers and fire safety engineers
  • advice on heritage buildings put to new uses
  • Advice on product development
  • Expert witness on passive fire precautions
  • Expert advice on the use of sandwich panels in buildings
  • Undertaking lectures, and technical writing of fire literature

Examples are given in  My Projects and My Publications.