Category: Origin Fire News

Emergency lighting and exit signage

The IQP’s role is critical in the compliance and ongoing maintenance of emergency lighting and exit signage. Origin’s Emergency Lighting Engineer, Clive Revie, recently presented ‘Emergency Lighting Design, Inspection and Maintenance Requirements’ to IQPs (Independent Qualified Persons) from the Association of Building Compliance (ABC). They gathered in Auckland to learn more about New Zealand emergency […]

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Fire and Emergency NZ – Live Fire Burn

Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) organised a live fire burn demonstration early May 2018 and we were privileged to be there. Etienne Hermouet, Engineering Team Leader at Fire and Emergency NZ Auckland, kick-started the day with a health and safety briefing and an overview of the five different live-burns, four of which were freight containers […]

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Enabling improved performance in the passive fire industry

Enabling improved performance in the passive fire industry The industry response to improving the standard of passive fire stopping cables, pipes and ducts passing through fire rated walls and floors is improving rapidly in New Zealand. Increasing numbers of specialist contractors are responding to the ‘improved fire stopping’ demand and are making the use of technology […]

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Notes from the SFPE 12th International Conference

Notes from the SFPE 12th International Conference The Society of Fire Protection Engineers 12th International Conference on Performance Based Codes and Fire Safety Deign Methods was held in Hawaii from April 23 – 26 and SFPE’s New Zealand president, Michael James attended, along with a contingent of fire engineers from New Zealand. Michael shares his […]

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Sleeping with the Fishes in a Muraka (Coral) Wonderland

Putting a whole new spin on the concept of Maldivian luxury and exclusivity, the region’s first-ever underwater bedroom, the Muraka (Coral), serenely located 5 metres underwater on the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, is ready to welcome guests. The Muraka, encased in glassy tunnels and surrounded by tropical fish, promises a unique experience that is […]

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Wayne Joseph: Fire Protection Engineer

Since joining the fire industry in South Africa, Wayne Joseph’s professional career has been one of constant study. He‘s experienced in almost every aspect of the fire sector, from fire-fighting and protection, through design, installation, inspection, certification and servicing. His career-long commitment to study assures him he is current and relevant wherever he is tasked […]

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A Dream Project in Parnell

Edition is a timeless, elegantly designed apartment building which will be situated on Churton Street in the heart of Parnell. The architects are Monk Mackenzie, the interiors are by Bureaux and Edition was a well-deserved finalist in the 2017 World Architecture Festival. Origin has been privileged to work with the development and construction business LEP […]

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Save the Date – FireNZ Conference 2018

This year’s FireNZ Conference will be held September 26 – 28 at the ASB Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui. Please diary the date and the destination now. Follow FireNZ Conference on LinkedIn for free passes and competitions to FireNZ 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Evolution of Fire: Reflecting on the Past … Looking […]

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The ITA – An Ambitious Approach to a Better Built New Zealand

The ITA – where fire engineers start to collaborate In a time of extraordinary growth and unprecedented opportunity, New Zealand’s building and construction industry has agreed that piecemeal, fragmented and incremental innovation cannot bring about the ambitious and meaningful change required for the sector. Early in 2017, BRANZ initiated the Industry Transformation Agenda (ITA), with […]

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SFPE International – 12th International Conference

This year at the SFPE International – 12th International Conference the SFPE NZ Chapter will be presenting a case study on a high rise timber building and you’ll find this Conference provides an excellent opportunity to address the: current and future global trends in building and fire regulatory systems contribution of fire protection engineers to […]

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