Project Experience

Local and Australasian


Education & Healthcare

Masterplanning, Infrastucture and Transportation

Military & High Hazard

High Rise

Fire Investigation


Salmon Fish Farm Fire, Christchurch, New Zealand: Appointed to investigate whether the point of origin of the fire was due to smouldering sawdust or an electrical arc.

  • Demonstrated that the properties of the sawdust excluded the likelihood of smouldering sawdust being the point of origin.
  • This finding facilitated liability being settled out of court.

Lone Star Restaurant Fire Investigation, Dunedin, New Zealand: A fat fryer fire in the kitchen of the restaurant resulted in significant damage to the building. With experts providing opposing opinions on the mode of fire spread resulting in a stalemate, a request was made to review all evidence.

Lone Star Restaurant Fire Investigation, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Determined that the evidence provided did not answer the fundamental question of the time frame of fire growth.
  • Demonstrated that the computer modelling used to explain the course of events was not suitable to submit as evidence.
  • Investigated the chemical properties of the cooking oil to determine fire growth time frame.
  • A conclusion was reached after demonstrating the chemical properties of cooking oil, allowing liability matters to be settled out of court.

Greater London Fire Incident Review, UK:

  • Reviewed over 400 reported fire incidents in the greater London area for the period between 1987 and 2001.
  • Advised the UK Government of any potential prescriptive deficiencies in the existing fire codes.

Greater London Fire Investigations, UK:

  • Carried out numerous post-fire investigations in the greater London area.
  • Reported on the cause and impact of spread of fire to the UK Government.


  • Masterplan fire safety solutions
  • Structural fire analysis
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Fire safety audit
  • Fire and evacuation modelling
  • Third party review and support
  • Risk assessment
  • Construction supervision
  • Commissioning witnessing
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Fire Investigation
  • Expert witness
  • Fire systems reviews and audits
  • Fire brigade requirements
  • Asset fire mitigation strategies
  • Alternative emergency lighting solutions