Category: Origin Fire News

Fire safety considerations when building a sleep-out

Fire safety considerations when building a sleep-out There’s no question that a sleep-out is a great addition to any backyard. Usually in the form of a cabin and separate from the main house, a sleep-out is mainly used as hobby room, home office or storage space. It does not contain cooking or kitchen facilities and […]

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Guidelines for Peer Review in the Fire Protection Design Process

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has recently released a revised digital download of their ‘Guidelines for Peer Review in the Fire Protection Design Process’. The 2020 edition of this guideline provides an overview for clients, as well as the overarching requirements for fire engineering peer review works, and peer reviewers. The new document provides relevant […]

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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Response Plan

During Alert Level 1, most of Origin Fire staff will continue to work remotely. This will allow us to work without disruptions should there be a future change in Alert Levels. However, staff required for meetings and site inspections will be available to conduct those activities. PROTOCOLS AT OFFICE Staff Staff who want to work […]

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How to conduct site inspections during Alert Level 3

The team at Origin Fire are committed to ongoing co-operation with our clients & contractors to enable site inspections under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Origin Fire staff will work remotely under Alert Level 3. However, staff required for site inspections will be available to conduct the inspections. Outlined below are the basic guidelines that the […]

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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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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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