Working seamlessly as part of an overall design team, Chris helps clients to develop robust fire safety strategies that meet the objectives for how a building will be used, deliver the architectural intent, and satisfy the approving authority and local fire service.
He is an expert in modern fire engineering techniques such as computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling to understand the movement of smoke and fire propagation in a building. He delivers evacuation modelling and analysis, radiant heat calculations and smoke control calculations and time equivalent analysis to reduce the required level of fire resistance and resulting expenditure.
From small historical site refurbishments to large mixed-use developments, his track record includes Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, Lambeth Town Hall and The Marshall Building as part of the London School of Economics.
At Hydrock, Chris has delivered fire engineering services for the University of the West of England’s (UWE) new state-of-the-art engineering building. He has also developed the fire safety strategy and fire engineering for the transformation of Hangar 85 and 86 at Hullavington Airfield into new research and development facilities for Dyson, and for four new residential blocks in Edgware, north London.