Fire engineering and development of integrated fire mode matrix
This project consisted of the extension and fitout of five additional levels to the existing Owen Dixon West building located at 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Following the development of a base building design, user groups were held to progress the design to a more detailed fitout. The fire engineering design for this bespoke extension also required consideration of the existing building fire safety and fire brigade requirements.
Subsequent to completing the fire engineering design, the integrated fire mode matrix was developed. Prior expertise in the fire engineering design and the fire and mechanical specifications lead to a clear understanding of the correct operation of each system (in each area) in fire mode. The result was a targeted and efficient approach for ongoing annual testing and compliance of the building.