PERFORMANCE BASED ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS
BCA Consultants’ performance-based fire safety engineering approach to the design and construction of any building allows us to implement innovative, sustainable designs for life safety, which can reduce capital, operational and maintenance costs.
Life Safety, Fire Spread and Fire Brigade Intervention are of paramount importance in our solutions
Fire safety engineering is not an exact science, so our engineers provide high level interpretation and compliance assessments against the performance requirements of relevant Building Codes and International Fire Engineering Guidelines. Our fire safety engineering also encompasses extensive consultation with all relevant stakeholders and management of the approvals process through private certification and local authorities. We tailor our scope of alternative solutions to match both our client’s individual objectives and building code objectives to ensure the fire and life safety of occupants and fire fighters alike.
The first stage of our approach is to assess and determine the scope of design and fire safety engineering opportunities with the design team. After this assessment, we resolve the full scope of services required for the fire safety engineering in terms of the Brief, Report and Authority Having Jurisdiction liaison.
BCA Consultants offers skills in fire, smoke and evacuation modelling developed through available published theoretical knowledge, combined with practical application. As part of a multi-discipline consultancy, we provide practical solutions through internal services design corroboration; not theoretical solutions that can be difficult to deliver and cost prohibitive.
BCA Consultants’ fire safety engineering services include:
- Fire engineered alternative solutions for compliance with performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia
- Fire safety compliance audits to current codes and standards requirements
- Occupant life safety analysis
- Fire modelling
- Smoke management calculations and management systems
- Evacuation modelling and strategies
- Radiant heat calculations
- Computational fluid dynamics and smoke movement modelling
- Fire engineering peer reviews
Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 3D services design and documentation in Revit is actively adopted to meet our clients requirements. Learn more.