Fire safety engineering provides a rational methodology for the design of buildings using the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property and the environment from fire.
Fire Engineering has established itself as a central part of building design, since the adoption of performance based regulations in the UK and Ireland. Performance based regulations permit alternative design solutions to those standard recommendations within codes and guidance, such as Approved Document B or Technical Guidance Document B (Ireland).
The approach addresses wider project objectives such as buildability, functionality, cost and aesthetics while meeting the safety requirements of the regulations.
The fire strategy includes detailed fire engineering analysis such as: