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Fire Engineering

Fire dynamics, flammability of materials, design & installation of fire-safety systems

Who We Are

Fire Department Overview

Fire safety engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the prevention and mitigation of fire hazards. It encompasses the study of fire dynamics, flammability of materials, and the design and installation of fire-safety systems.

Our team of experienced fire engineers are equipped with certifications from The Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) based in the UK.

Our team has extensive experience in a variety of fields within the fire engineering discipline. We are dedicated to finding innovative fire safety solutions to meet the unique needs of each of our clients, to ensure the life safety of people, and to protect properties from the damaging effects of fire.

Our team of engineers are here to help

Our Services

WCE’s fire engineering department offers the following services:

Fire Engineering Cost Estimates

A fire engineering cost estimate is a projection of the cost associated with designing, manufacturing, and installation of fire safety systems. Cost estimates are used to determine the financial feasibility of projects, to make informed decisions about resource allocation, and to ensure that projects remain within budget. These estimates may also be used to identify potential cost savings or to negotiate pricing with vendors and contractors. Our team of engineers work closely with our clients to ensure that their projects are as cost effective as possible.

Design of Fire Safety Systems

Our team provides comprehensive design services for any fire safety systems in accordance with industry standards (SANS, EN, BS, NFPA, ASIB). This includes all phases of the design process (conceptual, preliminary, and detail designs). Our team of fire engineers work closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are designed to meet their specific needs and budget.

Tender Documentation & Adjudication

We facilitate the entire tender process of our fire safety system designs, providing tender documentation and specifications, tender bills of quantities, tender drawings, and tender adjudication reports and recommendations.

Site Supervision & Quality Assurance

Our team provides site supervision and quality assurance services for all our fire safety systems designs. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are installed with good quality products and remain in line with industry standards.

Systems Testing & Approval

We provide systems testing verification services for all our fire safety systems designs, after which we provide final approval and sign-off on each relevant system. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are fully operational and meet all regulatory requirements.

Contract Administration

Our team provides comprehensive contract administration services, including payment valuations and certifications. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their projects are completed in line with the relevant contractual framework.

Surveys & Audits

We offer third-party inspections, surveys, and audits of existing fire safety infrastructure. This is to outline any non-compliant systems and to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Municipal Submissions

Our team facilitates municipal submissions for our Fire Protection Plans and Rational Fire Designs to obtain approval from the local authority to kick-start your development or to ensure your existing business remains fit to trade.

Our Offering

WCE’s fire engineering department specializes in the following fire safety disciplines:

1. Fire Protection Plans & Rational Fire Designs

Our team provides holistic Fire Protection Plans and Rational Fire Designs. Fire Protection Plans refers to a code compliant and deemed to satisfy fire safety solution, while a Rational Fire Design involves rational thinking to design buildings and structures while taking into account the risk of fire and aims to minimize its impact. It involves using scientific principles to evaluate the potential for fire, and then designing the building to reduce that risk and limit the spread of fire in the event of a fire incident.

Rational fire design takes into account a range of factors, including the materials used in construction, the layout and structure of the building, the location of fire exits and the availability of fire-fighting equipment. By considering these factors, architects and engineers can design buildings that are not only safe in the event of a fire, but also more efficient and sustainable.

Some key principles of rational fire design include using fire-resistant materials, designing for adequate ventilation, providing multiple escape routes and designing for easy access for emergency services. By taking these factors into account, rational fire design can help to minimize the risk of fire and ensure that buildings are safe and secure for occupants.

2. Fire Suppression Systems

Our team is experienced in the design of automatic fire suppression systems. This includes fire sprinkler systems, gaseous fire suppression, and foam fire suppression systems. Automatic fire suppression systems are a great method to protect your property against fire damage and to ensure the life safety of the occupants in a building.

3. Fire Detection Systems

We design fire detection and fire alarm systems in accordance with the relevant industry standards. Fire detection and fire alarm systems are critical in providing early warning to the occupants of a building to ensure safe escape during a fire emergency.

4. Fire Water Systems

Our team designs fire water reticulation systems for the supply of fire hose reels and fire hydrants. This often involves the design of fire pump and fire water storage systems. Fire Hose Reels provide a means of first aid for the occupants of a building to extinguish a small fire. Fire Hydrants are more specialized and is required for use by the fire brigade to extinguish larger fires.

5. Smoke Ventilation Systems

Most fatalities during a fire emergency are as a result of smoke inhalation. This makes proper smoke ventilation an extremely important part of any fire protection plan. Our team designs smoke extraction systems and smoke pressurization systems to ensure heat and smoke is effectively ventilated to ensure safe evacuation.

Contact us today to learn more about our fire engineering services.