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Research & Development
Fire Design Solutions is committed to continuing research and development in order to advance new concepts, products and services. This committment consistently provides exceptional value to our clients providing innovative solutions to challenging technical problems.
Some research and development projects are carried out internally, applying the specialist skills and services of our fire engineering consultancy, FDS Consult, to develop fire safety solutions. Other research initiatives call for the involvement of external experts and sources. We have taken part in collaborative research with industry partners, public bodies and universities including NHBC, BRE, London Fire Brigade, Leeds University and various building control authorities.
Over the course of several years, we have used the benefit of our knowledge and experience coupled with our continuing research and development activity to develop concepts such as our fan assisted smoke ventilation system, fire safety solutions for open plan living and environmental climate control. Our research and development initiatives have included studies on the objectives of smoke venting for means of escape and fire fighting, specialist fire suppression, discussions with experts in the field of fire and smoke modelling, CFD (Computational Fluids Dynamics) modelling, scale model and full scale fire testing.
Research and development has a significant positive impact on the value and operation of our design, systems and products. Continuing investment means that we are better placed to serve our clients, deliver added value to our projects and provide fire safety solutions of a higher standard.