Innovative fire engineering expertise enables delivery of visionary design.
Expert fire engineering systems maximise cost savings and provide ease of installation
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Project Showcase / Fan Assisted Smoke Venting
Kennington Park Square
Kennington Park Square situated in South-East London is a Barratt development of 120 one- and two-bedroom apartments and private car parking. Due to the company's significant track record in the residential sector, FDS was able to provide a total solution for a fan assisted smoke venting system and associated smoke detection system for the residential section of the building, along with a car park ventilation system in the underground car park. The FDS team's innovative fire engineering and fire safety systems expertise enabled the company to provide substantial value engineered savings by:
In addition the FDS methodology also resulted in:
By utilising FDS's technically advanced CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling techniques and working from fire engineering first principles, the experienced FDS team was able to achieve these area and cost savings and other benefits whilst complying with Section 20 (London Building Act). The companyís innovative approach minimised building costs for the client and contractor, met their needs to maximise area in both the residential space and the car park, and improved design flexibility for the architect, whilst meeting and exceeding the requirements of building approval authorities. In addition, the project was completed within the agreed timescales, allowing FDS to maintain its enviable track record of zero missed deadlines.
The FDS developed Fan Assisted System (FAS) is proven to outperform standard code based systems, in the event of a fire it will rapidly remove smoke to aid the means of escape and provide clear access for fire fighting services. The Impulse system installed in the underground car park was designed to meet an enhanced smoke control standard as detailed under the BS7346 part 7. This enhanced standard met the needs of the fire service to all the removal of sprinklers under Section 20.
I would very much like to take this opportunity at thanking your Company for the help and co-operation extended by both your Operatives and Managers, during your subcontract works, of which helped to produce the successful conclusion of this award winning scheme. - Barratt Homes