Category: Fire Engineering

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Passive fire protection – restrict, slow, contain

This is what passive fire protection is all about. Restrict, slow, contain – flames, gasses and smoke. When we think about fire safety, we think about fire alarms, sprinklers and good fire safety management practices. Top of mind in active fire safety is efficient escapes, fires put out and adjacent buildings being saved. Less likely […]

Read More

Fire Engineering for Private Car Collection

Fire engineering for a warehouse that became a beautiful barn – a special space for a private car collection. There’s a special rental and storage space for a superb private car collection at Silverdale’s Highgate Business Park that was conceived as a warehouse and emerged as a sophisticated, modern barn with timber clad walls and an iron […]

Read More

Library Lane Albany

Library Lane Albany – one stunning development Library Lane, just 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, is described as offering “all the advantages of urban living, but with easy access to nature and the gentle-paced lifestyle of Albany Village. Striking contemporary architecture, stylish interiors and a sensitive use of space all come together in one stunning development.” […]

Read More

Coordination and communication for efficiency, compliance and success

At the FIRENZ Conference Michael James made the case for more communication and greater collaboration throughout the design process to ensure safety compliance is a logical outcome for all parties involved in the project. Michael observed that when architects and engineers work well together, design projects are more efficient, compliant and successful. “This applies whether […]

Read More