What we do

Fire safety is one of the major regulatory hurdles for new and existing buildings. Compliance with the prescriptive requirements of the BCA and associated Australian standards often limits designers in achieving their vision and goals for a building project.

The building code requirements are generic and conservative in nature as they are intended to cover all possible design scenarios and are often based on the assumed worst case.

At Exova Defire, we use a performance based approach to customise a package of alternative fire safety measures for a design, allowing our clients to achieve their objectives but still maintain the level of fire safety required by the building code and approval authorities.

Our services include:

  • Performance solutions related to fire
  • Fire safety BCA reviews
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Evacuation modelling and evacuation strategies for special events
  • Fire safety upgrade strategies for existing buildings
  • Fire safety strategies for tunnels and underground facilities
  • Peer reviews and advice to clients
  • Smoke modelling
  • Fire hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Structural fire resistance modelling
  • Fire detection and suppression modelling
  • Fire spread modelling within and between buildings
  • Fire brigade intervention modelling
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BCA relating to fire safety
  • Undertake fire safety studies in accordance with state and national planning hazardous industry guidelines.

Our quality policy

Our quality management system meets the strict requirements of the International Organization for Standardization and Exova Defire is proud to hold the Quality System Certificate of Registration for AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015.

Our quality objectives are to:

  • Meet our contractual obligations with a view to achieving client satisfaction, reputation enhancement and repeat business through the effective application of the quality management system.
  • Implement and maintain a quality management system based on AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015.
  • Ensure that employees and are trained, skilled, competent, licensed and accredited as appropriate for the tasks they are performing.
  • Systematically and continually improve the organisation’s performance.
  • Audit the quality system, review our performance and assess feedback with a view to continual improvement.
  • Periodically review the effectiveness of the quality system in terms of achieving the above ‘quality’ objectives.
  • Ensure appropriate resource allocation for effective implementation of the quality management system.
  • Ensure that management and staff are kept abreast of changes in relevant standards, legislation and industry development.