The design of new buildings as well as the refurbishment of existing buildings will involve many different professional specialties. Fire engineering is a key element within the design process because it inter-relates to all other architectural and engineering disciplines. The scope of fire & life safety consulting extends from the main architecture to the interior and landscape design, mechanical & electrical system design, structural as well as civil engineering design.
The review of building design by a fire engineer ensures compliance with regulatory codes and standards, but also provides a competent platform for assistance in resolving complex fire & life safety design issues.
The fire engineer may also cover fa├žade engineering, emergency management, evacuation strategy development and even the review of fire protection systems testing & commissioning procedures.