Fire Engineering

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Building fires cause millions of dollars of damage each year. The two major causes are electrical fault and human error. That’s why the Building Code of Australia (BCA) has very high standards and why the fire engineering team at WGE take their job very seriously.

Our goal is simple – to be part of a team where the architect gets a great design, where the developer gets a healthy return on investment and where the whole team enjoys the project.

Our tight-knit and highly experienced team of engineers has a deep knowledge of the building code and many years of experience working on projects such as Perth’s Church House, Melbourne’s Upper West Side development and Hobart’s Blundstone Arena.

For new buildings, our expert engineers have proven time and time again through Performance Based Solutions that it is possible to reduce plant capacity and increase ceiling heights and maximize returns while still complying with the code.

When it comes to old buildings, particularly residential blocks, many of them simply don’t comply. That’s where our laser-sharp team can consult with you to identify and action the most efficient and cost-effective way to make your people safe and protect your building.

Five reasons to work with the WGE Fire Engineering team

  • We know the Building Code inside out. We’re constantly updating our knowledge of the code and our skills, so you don’t need to.
  • We’re not just a one-man band. Our national team of eight has collectively over 50 years of experience!
  • We do more than just fire engineering. While our fire engineering might be your main need, we integrate and work with our large national team to help deliver on your project.
  • We give you architectural freedom. With WGE, you won’t feel constrained by the BCA. We work with you, using our experience and insight, to create outcomes that suit everyone.
  • We use all the best tools. Through using sophisticated modelling software and fire and evacuation simulation packages, we help you achieve your vision while still complying with the code.

Our advice to clients

If you don’t do it properly, it can cost lives. Don’t cut corners. You can still do it cost-effectively and achieve a great outcome if you find the right team to support you.

Brett Casson, Fire Engineering Section Manager, Principal

News & Articles

News July 05, 2017

WGE informs new training for managing underground assets

WGE is working with Engineering Education Australia (EEAUST) and Open Learning, on a new training module to inform the management of underground assets or subsurface utilities. Available through Open Learning in July 2017, the read more »

News July 31, 2017

WGE achieves Aon Best Employer accreditation for the seventh time

WGE have once again been accredited as Aon Hewitt Best Employer, making it six years in a row – and seven years in total. Announced on Thursday 27 July, the award reflects WGE’s continued read more »

News July 28, 2017

Monash University Building 17 Biology Building Façade and Refurbishment

WGE’s Melbourne team has been upgrading Building 17 at Monash University. Constructed in 1968, Building 17 is home to the Biology department and was due for an upgrade. The aging building had cracked facades, read more »

News July 27, 2017

One Planet Living realises a new level of sustainable living

WGE’s Sustainability team is working on the first apartment project in WA to be recognised as a One Planet Living development.

The One Planet Living Action Plan is a positive response to challenges faced in read more »