Fire safety consulting
IFAB is specialized in fire safety consulting and offers various services in the field of structural fire protection, including fire safety concepts, fire safety planning, the evidence of fire safety designs as well as expert’s statement. Standard buildings are covered by the regulations and procedures by the building law. Each particular procedure is tied in a holistic fire safety concept such as:
– preventive fire protection / fire prevention
• structural fire safety
• technical and plant-specific fire safety
• organisational fire safety
– fire-fighting / fire protection.
Our building services cover standard and high risk buildings as well as buildings with various architectural requirements. Standard buildings refer to applications that are well covered by fire standards and normal designs, which make fire safety design easier. High risk buildings are applications that are not covered by fire standards by at least one topic. Alternatively, buildings may contain elements that require higher protection than described by fire standards. Architectural requirements often set design objectives that require non-standardized solutions. Taking care about such high demands is a specialty of IFAB. Our knowledge, gained from over 1800 fire tests, is the key to provide efficient and cost-effective fire protection solutions. Concert halls, theatres, high-rise buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, laboratories, storage facilities and in particular cherished heritage buildings are typical examples of the sphere of competence of IFAB’s building services.
Industrial applications are not always covered by standards but typically have specific fire hazards. These can range from expensive and hazardous production machines to whole factories that require special protection. Such non-standard applications are a particular field of IFAB expertise. IFAB uses modern tools such as CFD-simulations and carries out laboratory scale tests.