Fire Engineering & Passive Fire Protection Specialists

We specialise in new build projects as well as existing building upgrades, offering Fire Engineering, Passive Fire Specification Documentation, Construction Monitoring, Passive Fire Surveys.

Fire Engineering and   Passive Fire Protection
Fire Engineering and Passive Fire Protection

Passive fire protection is the act of ensuring that the internal fabric of your building slows the spread of fire and smoke into adjacent areas and egress routes. The reduction in the rate of spread allows for occupants to exit the building, and Fire and Emergency New Zealand to perform fire related tasks.

A practical and robust approach to both fire engineering and the implementation of passive fire systems will not only reduce the likelihood of fire related fatalities, it will also help to contain fire damage, allowing the property to be reinstated quickly following a fire. 


Inspection
Inspection

CeaseFire Consulting will undertake an independent review of your construction documentation to understand the original design objective of your property.

An on-site audit of installations and compliance can then be carried out in order to thoroughly understand and assess whether the building complies with the performance requirements of the New Zealand Building Code, Section C Fire Safety, and AS4072.1.

In instances where there is non-compliance, CeaseFire Consulting will advise on any practical measures that can be undertaken in the interim to reduce any threat in the event of a fire, prior to the completion of remedial work.

Specification and Design
Specification and Design

CeaseFire Consulting provide a tailored design service that can be undertaken independently, or coordinated with your design team.

For new build, CeaseFire Consulting believe in a collaborative design approach with your project team. We work closely with your design and financial team to provide practical solutions in a cost effective manner. 

This service includes the complete fire engineered design, passive fire system specification, scheduled locations for installations, and installation techniques and requirements. All information is provided in a concise format, allowing your construction team to understand and action the installation on-site. 

Peer Review
Peer Review

CeaseFire Consulting are approved by Auckland City Council to undertake peer reviews of fire engineered designs, passive fire specifications and issue producer statements accordingly.

We are either appointed directly by Auckland City Council or appointed by your design team prior to consent lodgement. This proactive step can front foot the consenting process and reduce the risk of your project being delayed at a critical time.  


Construction Observation
Construction Observation

CeaseFire Consulting will attend site during the construction process and undertake independent and periodic inspections.

This process ensures the work is completed in accordance with the specification and design.

Upon completion we will issue producer statements for construction review. 

Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel

CeaseFire Consulting have acted as expert witness in numerous high-profile litigations in recent years, for both claimant and defendant.

This includes multi-unit apartment complexes with claims to an estimated value of $150,000,000.

CeaseFire Consulting are recognised experts in fire engineering and passive fire protection. 

The NZ Building Code and Relevant Standards

Clause C3

Spread of fire

Clause C4

Structural Stability During a Fire 

AS4072.1

Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant separating elements. Part 1: Service penetrations and control joints