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Fire Engineering

Overview

Buro Happold

Buro Happold Fire Engineering is a significant part

of Buro Happold Specialist Disciplines, a world class,

multidisciplinary consultancy operating out of an

international network of offices. Fire Engineering in Buro

Happold began in 1980. Since then we have grown with

offices in London, Bath, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow,

Edinburgh, New York and Dubai.

Our approach to fire safety design is to assess each

building individually and tailor the fire safety measures

to suit the specific hazards in the building. We work

closely with the architects and design team to fully

understand the design aspirations for the building,

and seek to facilitate these through imaginative and

innovative fire engineering techniques.

We provide design solutions which are easily

constructed, responsive to the environment and

efficient in their use of materials, energy and space.

Our fire engineering skills have been developed to

design safe buildings but also to deliver viable creative

solutions to the modern built environment. Business

continuity, protection of property and contents and

the reputation of our clients are strong features of the

service that we offer.

Fire safety engineering has the benefit of allowing

increased flexibility from the strict confines of

prescription regulations. As fire safety engineers, we

insist that there is more than one way to obtain a safe

solution. Our experience throughout the world supports

this and enables us to advise on the best approach to

negotiate with a particular authority having jurisdiction.

The approval process varies between countries and so

our experience in working in a wide variety of locations

from the UK and US to Europe and the Middle East

brings an appropriate approach to the handling of the

regulatory process in any country.

Performance based fire engineering is a complex

discipline but our holistic and innovative approach

has been developed not only to deliver constructible

solutions, but strategies that are practical and realistic

to manage once a building is occupied. We also provide

Image: Mecanoo

a comprehensive fire safety management and risk

assessment consultancy service.

Our fire engineering services can be provided as part

of a specialist consulting package or independently

direct to the client to meet the specific needs of the

project and at any stage where a valuable contribution is

needed. Our philosophy is to become an integrated part

of the design team collaborating, listening and advising

on the approach and its benefits.

O2 Arena, London, UK

Architect: Populous

Image: Buro Happold / Adam Wilson

5 Broadgate, London, UK

Architect: Make

Battersea Power Station, London, UK

Architect: drmm + Ian Simpson architects

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