Fire Engineering

22 06, 2015

Fire Engineering Consultants rebrand to become Origin Fire Consultants Ltd.

By |June 22nd, 2015|Fire, Fire Engineering, Small Business, Staff|0 Comments|

As at today (22 June 2015) the fire engineering team you currently know as Pacific Consultants (Pacificconsult Ltd) have rebranded to become Origin Fire Consultants Ltd.

This rebrand reflects our increasing focus on a first principles approach to fire engineering and lays the foundation for our exciting vision of the future for the Auckland office.

Origin […]

18 11, 2014
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    Michael James attends 10th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods

Michael James attends 10th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods

By |November 18th, 2014|Fire Engineering, Small Business|0 Comments|

Our Principal, Michael James recently attended the 10th International Conference on Performance Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods held on the Gold Coast of Australia.

He remarked “What a wonderful place to hold a conference at the Sheraton Hotel literally 50m from the white sand beaches of the Gold Coast”.

One of the highlights of […]

7 09, 2014

Help – Which Panic Bar Should I Specify?

By |September 7th, 2014|featured, Fire, Fire Engineering, strategic|0 Comments|

Exit devices which are often referred to as panic bars or crash bars and come in a wide variety of options and styles. So how do you choose the right one?

Here are the key factors to consider.
Amount of traffic going through the door
Is the door a high use door? Is it used multiple times […]

27 07, 2014

The New Price Point Warehouse

By |July 27th, 2014|Building Services, Fire, Fire Engineering, Principals|0 Comments|

In the retail sector the term price point is used to indicate the price where the number of sales and margin converge to provide the most profit. Televisions are an example; there is always a certain size screen that delivers the best value for money to the customer, smaller and larger size screens cost […]

1 07, 2014

MBIE release updated Fire Safety Acceptable Solutions and Verification Method

By |July 1st, 2014|Building Services, Fire, Fire Engineering|0 Comments|

The Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have release the latest update of their New Zealand Building Code Fire Safety Compliance documents. These are effective from 1 July 2014. The old documents remain effective till 28 February 2015.


MBIE advise that the key changes to the Acceptable Solutions C/AS 1 to 7 are:

• The scope […]

6 04, 2014

The Hole Problem with Passive Fire Protection

By |April 6th, 2014|Building Services, Fire, Fire Engineering|0 Comments|

Passive Fire Protection
Restricting a fire to its area of origin has huge benefit in reducing  fire  and  smoke  damage  minimizing  business interruption  and  protects  occupants  in  other  areas allowing them more time to escape.

Fires typically spread by convection, conduction or radiation of heat energy.

Containing  the  fire  and  its products  (smoke  and  gases) to  within  […]

13 03, 2014

Documenting Fire Safety Engineering Design

By |March 13th, 2014|Building Services, Fire Engineering, Principals|0 Comments|

Fire Safety Engineering Design

One of the significant concerns with fire safety engineering design practice in New Zealand has been poor fire design documentation. This has led to uncertainty about how to incorporate fire design into plans and specifications, and how the designs have been justified. This problem was identified by the Fire Engineering Task […]