In order to achieve code compliance with the functional requirements of the Building Regulations relevant to the development, the Fire and Life Safety Strategy intends to outline the fire engineering concepts to be used and developed.
To meet the needs of developers, owners, and architects, AGURA offers an extensive range of building and fire code consulting services. We not only adhere to all relevant codes and design specifications, but we also address the issues of cost-effectiveness, functionality, and aesthetics.
For many clients, traditional code compliance provides the prescriptive criteria for a fundamental degree of safety that perfectly satisfies their fire protection requirements. By using equivalencies, alternative techniques, or performance-based assessments and designs, we can satisfy the client’s basic requirements and adhere to code standards.
COMMON CODE ISSUES AND RESOLUTIONS
The codes cover a variety of building and fire safety issues that are frequently misunderstood or improperly implemented. Architectural code consulting needs can be clarified by AGURA, and can also help with incorporating requirements into particular design applications.
- Use and occupancy classification
- Mixed and separated use occupancy conditions
- Construction type and materials
- Exterior fire exposure
- Fire/smoke separations
- Protection of atria and vertical openings
- Fire protection system requirements
- Means of egress requirements
- Fire department access