Concepts, planning and expertise service
Fire safety concepts are implemented to mitigate and reduce fire risks and consequences as identified in the fire risk analysis. IFAB develops fire safety concepts, the evidence of fire safety design and fire safety planning on the base of generally accepted building law principles. We have specific experimental knowledge gained from fire tests, resulting in a holistic understanding of the performance of different fire-fighting and mitigation methods. This makes the services provided more realistic and effective than those based solely on a theoretical approach. This is essential for optimizing costs and the performance of systems.
Implementing non-standard fire safety concepts requires coordinated planning of all the design topics for constructional, technical and organizational fire safety. IFAB offers support and consultancy throughout this planning process. IFAB’s product portfolio includes architectonic and creative aspects, logistical requirements, life cycle costs and the technical reliability of fire safety solutions.
If there are unconventional ideas and solutions required for ambitious objects such as atria, glass facades, special buildings with an architectural status of conservation, metro stations or historic buildings, IFAB is able to offer the development of protection objective orientated fire safety concepts and the evidence of fire safety designs due to a great variety of IFAB‘s experimental analyses in years and according to approved engineering methods. Especially, when conventional measures do not work and are not economically efficient, we are able to offer the development of unconventional measures and to ensure the viability for an object. Hereby, the technical approach is developed and the principles for the following planning processes of all work periods are established.
We can serve as an independent expert on behalf of third parties and offer third party reviews of fire safety concepts, planning for technical fire safety, approval tests and compensatory fire safety measures.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of non-standard fire safety solutions requires experience of different fire safety measures and building law. IFAB offers verification and demonstration of special fire safety concepts using a balanced combination of well accepted analytical and simulation methods and fire tests.