Project Experience

Local and Australasian

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Masterplanning, Infrastucture and Transportation

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Fire Investigation

MASTERPLANNING, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION

Masdar Project, Abu Dhabi, UAE: An Eco planned city with an area of approximately 6 km2. Total project value is approximately $USD 20 Billion. Focus of the project is to advance sustainability by being a Centre of Excellence for Research into Sustainable Issues such as Renewable Energy and Zero net waste.

Masdar Project, Abu Dhabi

Masdar Project, Abu Dhabi

  • Masterplan required specific Fire Engineering skills to enable key features such as high density building proximity, maximum land usage, and a fire safety solution for 30kms of underground electric vehicle transportation network.
  • Engineered solutions developed removed all building separation requirements, did not require any large fire vehicle access provisions, and eliminated the requirement for smoke exhaust systems across the entire 30km tunnel network.
  • Due to the deficiencies of International design codes, an experimental fire testing framework for the transportation system was developed which formed the basis of developing a specific fire safety code for 30km of tunnel network.
  • The solution was integrated across all disciplines with ease, was very well received by the Client and Fosters & Partners, and used as a reference document for the later design stages.

Dubai Metro, Dubai, UAE: An $8.5 Billion project which consisted of the Red and Green lines with three depots. The Red Line is 52km in length and consists of 29 stations and two depots, each depot having 25 buildings. The Green Line is 22km in length and consists of 18 stations, and one depot with 25 buildings. It is recognised as the world’s longest fully automated metro network.

Dubai Metro, Dubai

Dubai Metro, Dubai

  • The original smoke control strategy for the 47 platforms and concourses were not compatible with the architectural, mechanical and structural designs. In some cases this was almost 100% more than what could be allowed for spatially.
  • A final smoke control strategy for all platforms and concourses was developed which had no impact on any other discipline and was negligible in cost.
  • The maintenance strategy was identical for each station. This improved reliability and allowed staff to work at any station without any additional training.
  • Undertook structural steel fire analysis and demonstrated that $10 million in cost savings across the project was easily achievable without reducing safety or asset standards.
  • All facets of the Fire Engineering was approved by all stakeholders, the local authority, and the insurer Lloyds of London.

The Fire Engineering for this project was awarded “Best Specialist Engineering Project” at the 2009 Middle East annual MEP Awards.

Christchurch Airport, New Zealand:

  • Developed the compliance schedule for all the active and passive fire safety systems for the International Terminal.

Doha Pearl Link Tunnels, Qatar:

  • Conducted risk assessments for six tunnel link roads from 255m to 630m in length to ascertain if fixed water-based suppression systems was required.
  • Analysis showed that risk profile was low due to uni-directional traffic flow, mild tunnel curvature, types of vehicles, speed of vehicles, and number of exits.
  • It was concluded that there was no tangible benefit in providing fixed water-based suppression systems. The findings were accepted by all stakeholders.

Coral Island, Dubai, UAE: A $3 Billion project and the largest island development for the $15 Billion “The World” Project.

Coral Island, Dubai

Coral Island, Dubai

  • The Fire Engineered solution increased usable land space by incorporating the water supplies for sprinkler systems into the water distribution infrastructure. The ‘first’ of this type to be approved, and effectively reduced the amount of underground infrastructure, as opposed to the standard dedicated fire water supply approach.
  • Solution required only minor modifications to increase the reliability of the water supply infrastructure.
  • Increased net saleable area on the island by approximately 4,000m2 and reduced infrastructure costs by about $2 million.
  • Development of Fire safety requirements for onsite diesel, petrol, and LPG storage tanks.

Dhalak Archipelago Development, Eritrea: A $50 Million private resort development off the coast of Eritrea on the uninhabited Dhalak Archipelago for the Ruler of Qatar. The project included villas, 50 bungalows, a club house, staff housing, commercial kitchen facilities, onsite power generators and fuel storage, a helipad, LPG storage and cooking facilities, management buildings, and a labour camp.

Dhalak Archipelago Development, Eritrea

Dhalak Archipelago Development,
Eritrea

  • Developed a holistic fire safety strategy that recognised the risks associated with a remote location and no local fire brigade.
  • Fire engineered solutions were successfully developed to address spread of fire between buildings, spread of fire to native flora, onsite LPG storage, and mitigation of power loss due to generator failure from fire.

Services

  • 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