When developing a fire strategy for a building FCS-Live Fire Engineering will always ensure that we are focussing on the specific needs of that particular project. FCS-Live Engineers are experienced at guiding clients through the RIBA stages of design and construction for all fire safety matters.  In some cases the client or architect may need support in order to gain approval for a design that doesn't comply with standard fire safety approved guidance. In other situations the focus may be on value engineering to ensure that the building gains statutory approval at the lowest cost whilst still achieving safety.


Whatever the focus, FCS-Live Engineering Team of experts will use our expertise to ensure that the client's needs are achieved.

The fire strategy will typically focus on issues such as:
 
  • The means of escape
  • Occupancy, type, numbers calculation’s.
  • Fire Alarms
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Elements of fire resistance of walls, doors, floors and structure
  • External fire spread to adjacent buildings
  • Fire-Fighting facilities and access for fire brigade.

The fire strategy may also include details of any fire engineering that had been used, such as smoke modelling, evacuation modelling, structural fire engineering or radiation analyses.

Fire strategies can also cover the construction process, showing how the standards of fire safety are to be maintained throughout all stages of the construction. This is particularly important when the work is being carried out while parts of the building are occupied, such as where phased handover is being used, or where the work is being carried out on a partially occupied building.

FCS-Live Fire Engineering Team have extensive experience in the preparation of fire strategy reports and guiding clients through approvals process for all types of buildings.