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  Fire Testing & Safety Engineering

BRANZ fire safety engineers are experienced in both the theory and practice of fire safety engineering. This experience has been gained in fire testing, fire safety engineering consultancy, and representation on national and international standards organisations, including Standards Australia, Standards New Zealand, British Standards Institution, and ISO.

Our fire safety engineers at BRANZ have an in-depth knowledge of fire safety standards and building codes, and are experienced in their application. They have undertaken projects in New Zealand, Asia and Australia. 

Our fire testing laboratory also offers a full range of fire resistance and reaction to fire tests for the building, construction and marine industries.

Areas of expertise

The areas of fire safety in which BRANZ provides expertise include:

  • Building code compliance checks
  • Specific fire engineering design and solutions
  • Fire safety management of buildings (domestic, commercial and industrial)
  • Fire safety assessment of buildings containing hazardous substances and processes
  • Specification of passive and active fire protection measures - for example, fire walls and fire doors, fire suppression and fire detection systems
  • Fire hazard and risk assessment of buildings
  • Fire safety reviews and recommendations for upgrade
  • Means of escape and evacuation plans
  • Peer review of fire engineered solutions
  • Lift landing door modernisation fire rating assessments. 

Need more information?

Email Peter Whiting, or call +64 4 238 1331 or click any information pages below. 

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The difference we make


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BRANZ teamed up with the University of Canterbury to create a fire design modelling tool, B-RISK, to help designers evaluate the conditions that people might be faced with when escaping a building fire. 

Click here to view our fire design simulation brag sheet.

Go to our B-Risk fire design tool here.
 BRANZ fire testing expertise helps commission Auckland's Waterview Tunnel fire safety systems.

Click here to view our waterview tunnel brag sheet.