In consideration of recent regulatory changes in fire safety legislation and major fire incidents worldwide. Surbana Jurong, one of the largest infrastructure and urban design consultancies in Asia, has established a fire safety consultancy unit on 11 Feb 2020.
As buildings and infrastructure become increasingly complex and sophisticated, customised fire safety solutions involving the use of fire engineering, advanced modelling and computational tools are necessary.
The new unit will offer solutions on fire safety and strengthen the regulatory compliance of commercial, industrial and residential projects. They will also explore innovative approaches to design fire-safe homes where evacuation is not required in the event of a fire.
“With the new capability in fire safety consultancy, we are able to offer solutions to fire-proof buildings, and create safe and sustainable spaces where communities can live, work and play in. Often, our clients tend to involve fire safety experts at the late stages of development with dire consequences. With the new fire safety engineering expertise, we are able to mitigate fire safety risks, and ensure more pragmatic and calibrated regulatory compliance of our projects globally,” said Wong Heang Fine, Group Chief Executive Officer of Surbana Jurong.
The unit will be led by Christopher Tan, former Senior Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Fire Safety & Shelter Department at the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
“I look forward to leveraging my expertise and contribute towards Surbana Jurong’s value proposition to deliver comprehensive and integrated suites of professional services to our clients and partners,” said Tan.
– Construction+ Online