Large and complex projects often benefit from more detailed fire modelling to support value engineered design solutions or justify certain aspects of the design such as smoke modelling to demonstrate the acceptability of extended travel distances or as part of a timeline analysis for evacuation.
Our fire engineers are fully acquainted with and proficient in the use of a range of fire and evacuation models, including NIST FDS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), PyroSIM, CFAST, FPETool, ASKFRS, ASKHPM, ASMET and CCFM.
MJP have also developed a range of fully validated in house fire and smoke modelling software for use in projects where higher order fire engineering design solutions are required to demonstrate compliance with fire and life safety objectives.
MJP have used NIST FDS Computational Fluid Dynamics on a several large and complex projects including the Midlands Prison Cell Block Extension, Mountjoy Prison, Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa, HSE North East Nursing Home, Google EMEA HQ and Carlow IT Innovation and Research Building, and in support of various Timeline Analyses.
MJP also has extensive expertise and experience in the application of structural fire engineering methodologies including the use of various techniques as set out in the Structural Eurocodes and in the use of advanced analytical methods including finite element analysis. MJP have particular expertise in this are through the experience in structural design of Maurice Johnson (MIStructE CEng) combined with the post graduate fire engineering training of its Directors/Consultants