Services Offered

The fire-safety engineering services offered by CHM Fire Consultants Ltd address a wide variety of fire-safety issues; in the following short list provides examples of the most common aplications.

Fire Safety Design

  • Assist engineers and architects in selecting building products and design strategies that are compliant with the pertinent codes and standards.
  • Assist engineers and architects in the development of alternative solutions employing the provisions of Canadian objective-based building and fire codes.

Fire Investigations

  • Assist lawyers and insurance companies in assessing liability related to fire damages.
  • Provide expert opinion on the spread of fire in buildings.
  • Employ fire science principles, fire modelling and/or laboratory experiments to assist in determining why a fire evolved as it did.

Product Acceptance

  • Assist industries in developing products that comply with fire-safety standards and/or determining for what applications their existing products may be used without compromising fire safety.
  • Conduct non-standard fire testing to assist in developing design criteria or obtaining product acceptance.

Third-party Peer Reviews

  • Provide independent third-party review of a building's fire-safety design.
  • Assist municipal officials in judging the merits of alternative solutions.
  • Provide independent third-party review of fire modelling.