Ensuring buildings and infrastructure are safe for fire has always been a key design criterion. Entuitive provides holistic, performance-based solutions that meet all stakeholder goals while having the same or better performance than prescriptive building codes might deliver.
We offer Fire Engineering services in a range of buildings types and sectors.
What Makes Fire Engineering Different at Entuitive?
By understanding the first principles of fire behaviour and how those have informed current code requirements, we employ a performance-based engineering approach that goes beyond the building code requirements and explores advanced engineering solutions to help realize our client’s vision.
We do this by using advanced technology to anticipate realistic fire events and demonstrate how a building’s performance goals can be met. Our custom-built software links fire modelling and evacuation modelling tools to BIM, allowing this process to occur in the design phase to quantify how various fire safety options perform and the difference in cost and user experience.
Traditionally, these advanced models have been cost intensive and only developed near the end of design, when many key decisions have already been made and opportunities for optimization have narrowed. In close consultation with the project team, we develop specific performance criteria tailored to the end user’s need, whether that is to simply meet the performance of the building code, or to go above and beyond the basic criteria for businesses whose livelihood is dependent on fire protection.
The advantages of this performance-based approach are the following:
- Innovative architectural systems.
- Not bound by conventional prescriptive clauses.
- Optimization of fire protection.
- Reduced cost and shortened schedule without compromising performance. Increased building resilience.
- An engineered, first-principles approach to fire safety.
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