Category: Newsletters

It’s all about professional team work and trust

Origin’s Senior Fire Safety Technician, Christine Cann, is primarily responsible for delivering fire safety assurance for Auckland’s multi-faceted design and construction project management company, Contract Design & Management Ltd (CDM), and CDM’s client, Barfoot & Thompson; New Zealand’s largest privately owned, non-franchised real estate company. CDM operates across a wide range of construction disciplines. Origin […]

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Are New Zealand apartment buildings fire safe?

When it comes to the safety of our apartment buildings one thing we know for sure is that there is no such thing as absolute safety. Safety is about reducing risk to a tolerable level and another thing we know is that our perception of a tolerable risk can vary. For example there is currently […]

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MBIE Fire Programme Update

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been busy advancing their fire program. The following is an update of key areas based on a series of presentations made to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) by members that were on the working groups. Passive Fire Protection Responsibility to progress this important field […]

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Fire Design in Complex Offshore Infrastructure

In collaboration with Cowi Gulf A/S Fire Engineering and Arup London, Origin’s contracted Senior Fire Safety Engineer was recently engaged in the fire engineering design for the Oman Botanic Gardens Northern and Southern Biomes. The Northern and Southern Biomes are unique and impressive structures built to withstand the extreme climatic conditions of a harsh equatorial […]

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Allen Bestwick joins Origin

Electronics engineering and service as a volunteer firefighter came together for Allen Bestwick in the mid-nineties and led him to a rewarding career in the fire protection industry. A business management degree meant Allen was well suited to a management role in the sector but it was his strong desire to get back into engineering that […]

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FireNZ 2017 Conference: Call for Papers

The FireNZ 2017 conference takes place in Auckland on October 11-13 and abstracts are sought from those wanting to present at this Conference.  FireNZ attracts global attendees. Presentations at this Conference attract international acclaim. Your ideas count and at this Conference you will talk to the widest possible audience. The Conference will showcase advanced practices in […]

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Apollo Square Apartments…a great result

Apollo Square Apartments The Apollo Square Apartments at 40 Rosedale Road are located adjacent to the Apollo Medical Centre. Rangitoto College is a short walk away. Just a short drive away are Massey University, Kristin School, Albany Westfield Mall, AUT Millennium Sports Centre and North Harbour Stadium. Browns Bay and Mairangi Bay beaches are close […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for New Kiwis and Industry Colleagues

These are exciting and challenging times for the Chinese building industry and its industry colleagues and Origin’s Alex Zhu is now representing Origin Fire in the New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA). In the Association’s first edition of its brand new journal b+d (Building + Design + Development), President Frank Xu says the Association’s […]

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Pierre-Jacques Joins the Team

Origin’s latest recruit is Pierre-Jacques Gandino, who arrived in New Zealand from France, where he was previously working as a structural fire engineer with global fire science company Efectis. Pierre-Jacques arrived in New Zealand with three years of great work experience, a huge desire to travel, and an eagerness to work abroad. We also discover […]

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Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE): Scope and Significance

The purpose of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members, to develop fire protection engineering guidelines and standards and to foster fire protection engineering education. To achieve this, the Society engages […]

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