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Spotlight on Emergency Lighting

Spotlight on emergency lighting Origin provides emergency lighting design, inspection and advice to clients for a variety of projects. Emergency lighting is a ‘specified system’ under The Building (specified systems, change of use and earthquake prone buildings) Regulations 2005. It is a critical aspect of the of the health and safety of people in buildings […]

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Fire Safety Sprinkler Solution for Townhouses in Henderson

Creating a fire safety solution through use of sprinkler systems in newly built Auckland luxury homes. With a land area of 1184m², the vacated site at 46 Te Kanawa Crescent, Henderson could readily accommodate the nine brand new townhouses envisaged. In addition, a 50 metre long right of way to the site meant any new […]

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Fire safety focus elevates to higher priority

Fire Safety even more so at the forefront of focus for 2020 In 2019 fire safety came to feature more prominently for a number of players in the design and construction sectors and Michael James expects this safety focus to carry even more weight in 2020, whether it’s around the alteration and refurbishment of exisiting […]

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It’s a wrap for the Origin Fire team

Employee comings and goings through 2019 We’ve seen some changes within the company this year. We said goodbye to Jen as he moved to a new job closer to home and we also said goodbye to Andrea who is pursuing new opportunities. Aaron took up a position with Team New Zealand. He joined us on […]

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Origin explores Queenstown fire engineering horizons

Origin’s fire engineer, Pierre-Jacques Gandino, has found Queenstown reminds him of home. He arrived in the spectacular four-season lake and alpine tourist destination at the end of August and found what he had originally left France to find in New Zealand. A place that offers everything he wants, the lake and mountains, a great outdoor […]

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The future of project management for fire engineering

On day two of FireNZ 2019 conference Origin’s Dr Alex Zhu presented on the future of project management for fire engineering. Alex’s presentation was underpinned by reference to the PMBOK® Guide, a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management produced by the global NFP Project Management Institute. The body of knowledge outlined in […]

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Vlogging from the FireNZ 2019 Conference

Some of the Origin Fire team attended the FireNZ 2019 Conference in September, and had a great time at what is deemed the most important industry event on our annual calendar. It is important for Origin to ensure that as many of our people as possible are able to take part in professional development – and it’s […]

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Pinesong: Passive Fire planning from the outset

Pinesong: Passive Fire planning from the outset Pinesong is a Metlifecare Retirement Village nestled in glorious gardens and native bush in Auckland’s Green Bay. Featuring spacious, up-market apartments and townhouses, Pinesong offers its residents wonderful views, breath taking outlooks and outstanding facilities. When Metlifecare engaged architects Peddle Thorp to substantially redevelop an existing three level […]

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Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

Hyundai Marine Sports Centre The walls of the old Royal Akarana Yacht Club building came down in April 2017 and the first concrete pour for the floor of the new building took place in August of the same year. Work proceeded at pace through 2018 and by August the building was ready to offer Hon […]

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SFPE President’s Report 2019 – Michael James

SFPE President’s Report 2019 – Michael James This report was presented by Michael at the FireNZ 2019 Conference as he concluded his term as President of SFPE (NZ). This is the end of my two year term as President and it is an opportunity to review what we have achieved in the last two years […]

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