Fire Design & Commissioning has the design solutions. We can provide engineering services for:

  • Fire systems design
  • Fire detection systems
  • Gaseous fire suppression
  • Fire hydrant systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Fire monitor design including remotely controlled systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Passive fire protection advice and design
  • Smoke barrier design
  • Project management of fire protection installation
  • Fire systems audit
  • Certification of fire systems
  • Room integrity testing (door fan test)
  • Dry chemical powder systems
  • Wet chemical systems and;
  • Performance based design for Alternative Solutions

We have the capabilities and the experience to assist our clients with fire consulting services such as:

  • Providing an experienced multi-disciplined team that offers sound professional advice based on a thorough understanding of the issues and requirements, and well supported recommendations facilitating the approvals process.
  • Significant fire engineering expertise and knowledge based on personnel having a range of backgrounds, encompassing consulting and contracting, with specialist experience in both passive and active fire systems. This broad base of knowledge is used to advise on the key risks involved for any project.
  • We have experience in evaluating all aspects of fire protection systems and emergency services operations. This means we offer the best total strategy.
  • Fire Design & Commissioning has a thorough understanding of the design, operation and maintenance of fire services, which enables us to provide recommendations that are cost effective and help to create robust fire safety strategies.

BCA Alternative Solutions

Alternative solutions are possible under the Building Code of AustraliaΓÇÖs (BCA) performance requirements. Under this approach, approval authorities can assess whether a system complies with the BCA by using a number of recognised assessment methods.

Fire Design and Commissioning can provide a range of alternative solutions that comply with performance requirements.

Design and Documentation

Fire Design and Commissioning has worked extensively with Australian Standards and NFPA Codes. We have the capability to design and document the following fixed fire protection systems:

Fire Detection
All types of detection and notification systems.

Hydrant Systems
Designed for mining and commercial applications to meet local and national requirements with pump selection, full hydraulic calculation using Hazen-Williams or Darcy-Weinsbach calculation methods.

Occupant Warning
Alarm Systems with sounders, amplified speakers, intercommunications, and interfaced public address and background music.

Gaseous Fire Suppression
Using all clean agent gases, carbon dioxide and combined agent systems.

Water Mist
Total flooding systems for generator protection, computer and server rooms and any application capable of protection using this unique media.

Fire Sprinklers
The oldest and still one of the most versatile fire suppression systems used. Fire Design and Commissioning maintains up-to-date design tools.

Survey & Audit

Fire Design and Commissioning can conduct surveys of the identified buildings to determine the level of compliance to the current Building Code of Australia (BCA) requirements.

Buildings are required to comply with the Building Code in force at the time of construction, and changes in the code requirements are not applied retrospectively, however this could mean that buildings could comply with the regulations in place at the time of construction, but do not meet current community expectations for safety.

Our approach to many projects is to conduct a visual inspection to identify if fire protection systems or equipment are present, have been altered, damaged or compromised, and are regularly maintained.

This includes a visual inspection of each buildingΓÇÖs

We prepare a report outlining any required upgrade work to achieve compliance with the relevant Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia. The report and drawings provide sufficient information to enable appropriately experienced contractors to carry out rectification work.

Risk Assessment

Fire Design and Commissioning is a specialist fire protection consultancy with a wide range of skills and experience in fire engineering for building, mining, industrial and commercial fire risks.

Our approach to the fire engineering of each project is based on industry practice as described in the ΓÇÿInternational Fire Engineering GuidelinesΓÇÖ published by the ABCB and the ΓÇÿSociety of Fire Safety Code of PracticeΓÇÖ published by Engineers Australia. Our solutions are based on qualitative and quantitative evaluation analysis.

Project Management

The team at Fire Design and Commissioning has many yearsΓÇÖ experience across a broad range of fire engineering services, from equipment design, documentation and commissioning, to professional project management.

Having had extensive hands-on experience, our personnel are able to present information to clients in a manner that reflects the technical and legislative requirements of each project, as well as the practical necessities that need to be met to ensure effective implementation.

Room Integrity Testing

Room integrity tests, sometimes called door fan tests, are used to determine how long a fire suppressing chemical or agent being released into a room will stay in the room once discharged. They are also carried out to detect unknown leaks.

The tests are environmentally friendly and do not involve the discharge of the system. These tests play an important role as a commissioning test and for ongoing maintenance to ensure that systems will work effectively when activated.

Passive Fire

Fire Design and Commissioning has many yearsΓÇÖ experience in passive fire protection (PFP).

Passive fire protection plays an integral role in the protection of buildings and offshore facilities, and is used to contain fires or to slow the spread of fires, by means of fire-resistant walls, floors ceilings and doors.

By preventing or slowing the spread of a fire from the room of origin to other building spaces, building damage is limited and occupants are provided with more time to evacuate.


The information provided in this section is based on the best efforts of Fire Design and Commissioning to provide up to date and accurate information. However; Fire Design and Commissioning will take no responsibility for any losses whatsoever based on the use of this information. It is our recommendation that advice be sought from a building surveyor, the regulatory authorities or other concerned party prior to acting on this advice. All projects vary in some way and the information above should be considered indicative only.