The role of the fire safety engineer in the design team

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Since the inception of modern performance-based fire engineering, the fire safety engineer (fire engineer) has become an increasingly influential and vital member of the design team, enabling architectural design intent. Fire engineers must navigate approvals pathways and provide design flexibility as building codes, and legislative requirements become more complex.

This note provides an overview of the fire engineer’s role within the design team, with a focus on the contributions of fire engineering professionals to construction industry design teams.

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