Why us?

Because We Share your Design Vision

Lote shares a vision for delivering innovative, bespoke and value-added projects in the built environment. Accordingly, our team brings the right combination of Attitude, Ability and Accountability to assist our Client and their design team.

 

We understand the Design Objectives

Lote believe that a key consideration to realising the design objectives for a building is the ability of the appointed Fire Safety Engineer to understand the architectural vision, functionality objectives, existing site constraints and sustainability initiatives for the project and enable their effective incorporation into the building design.

 

Furthermore, every building is unique in terms of its design, layout and operation necessitating a customised fire engineering approach with respect to the building structure, user accommodation, people movement and the mix of building services that support the facility.

 

Key Fire Engineering Design Considerations

In line with the Client's design objectives outlined above, Lote can assist you to incorporate the following features into your building:

Development of a co-ordinated and holistic fire safety strategy that compliments the unique architectural vision, building functionality and sustainable design initiatives;

A performance-based fire compartmentation strategy to allow open inter-connections, atria, open stairs and connectivity between various uses;

Maximising net usable and lettable floor space by allowing flexibility in room layouts;

Rationalised fire rating requirements in relation to concrete, glass, steel and timber elements;

Allow use of novel, innovative and sustainable materials like timber, CLT, NLT, carbon fibre, PTFE, etc.;

Optimise the emergency egress requirements to allow full building evacuation, mixed building uses and varying occupant characteristics;

Consideration of emergency egress for fire and non-fire emergency (e.g. gas leaks, security alerts, false alarms);

Alignment of fire safety strategy with other considerations such as dangerous goods storage, laboratory use security, business continuity and asset protection;

Work closely with the Disabled Access Consultant and design team to develop an inclusive evacuation strategy, with special regard to egress from multiple level open void floors;

Incorporation of the Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) initiatives including natural ventilation, sustainable building materials, natural lighting and dual skin façade;

Performance-based smoke hazard management to address the open voids, open floor plan, zoned smoke control, mixed use, full evacuation mode, etc;

Interfacing between different building uses - office, community, retail and entertainment;

Interfacing with adjoining building structures;

Compliance with relevant BCA Performance Requirements that relate to fire safety;

Adoption of BCA DtS (Deemed-to-Satisfy) Provisions where these provide an effective design solution.

Quotes to Ponder..


"Our goal is to enhance public trust through effective implementation of building and construction standards that protect the interests of those who own, work, live, or conduct their business in Australian buildings." - Prof Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor of Western Sydney University and Bronwyn Weir, Legal Practitioner for Government Regulation

 

""A personal view in the aftermath of Grenfell Tower Tragedy: Changes to the regulatory regime will help, but on their own will not be sufficient unless we can change the culture away from one of doing the minimum required for compliance, to one of taking ownership and responsibility for delivering a safe system throughout the life cycle of a building." - Dame Judith Hackitt: Building a Safer Future - Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

 

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