Fire safety planning and fire simulation

KK-Palokonsultti Oy offers comprehensive fire safety planning, both traditional fire safety design based on the tables of fire safety regulations and performance-based fire safety design. Our experienced designers take into account the special features of each project in an innovative way and in accordance with the customer’s needs. 

Fire safety solutions for a building or part of it are compiled in the fire safety plan to be attached to the building permit. Fire safety solutions for a building or part of it are compiled in the fire safety plan to be attached to the building permit. A good fire safety plan serves as a source of information for other parties in a construction project, including other designers, authorities, and future users of the building. The fire engineering plan forms the basis for the maintenance of fire safety on the property well into the future.

Fire safety design

We are Finland’s most competent fire engineering design office in performance-based fire safety design requiring demanding special expertise Based on performance-based design, precisely designed structures and correctly selected building materials enable significant cost savings without compromising the level of fire safety. As the construction project progresses and the structural solutions specify, there will usually be even more details that can be solved with performance-based fire safety design.

Performance-based fire safety design will significantly contribute to carbon-neutral construction in the near future. National regulations for determining the carbon footprint will be completed by 2025, when consideration of carbon footprint in construction management will become mandatory.

The most common methods of performance-based design are fire and exit simulation and risk analyzes. With the help of fire simulation, we examine the fire resistance of structures, smoke clearance and the conditions prevailing in the room during a fire. When these are combined with exit simulation, safety during the evacuation of the building is also ensured.

Smoke ventilation plans

A smoke clearance plan is a summary of the smoke management arrangements of a building or part of a building. A smoke clearance plan with operating instructions for the rescue service is usually prepared for a site, when smoke management requires separate arrangements or the fire brigade needs guidance on how to carry out smoke clearance. This is the case in practically all areas where smoke clearance is carried out in a way other than by manually opening windows. We also carry out smoke clearance planning for old buildings and, if necessary, prepare separate smoke clearance operating instructions on the basis of completed plans and implementations.

Fire block plans

The penetrations of building service systems and other similar passages like pipes and cable trays passing through the structures of a building must not significantly impair the compartmentation of the structures. The design of penetration fire sealings, that is, fire stops, is done during the construction phase of the building. Our network of subcontractors specializing in fire block design, our expertise in fire block products and systems, and our good cost knowledge provide excellent conditions for quality design work. We also design site-specific fire block solutions for repair sites.

Fireproofing design and planning

We design fire protection for load-bearing structures, fire protection for various building technology systems and fire protection for various building materials on a technical and economical basis. Our extensive expertise in tested and applied solution options and their cost implications results in the best possible fire protection. We also offer our expertise in site-specific procurement consulting.

Emergency access road plans

A rescue road is a driveway or other connection along which emergency vehicles can get close enough to a building and fire water intakes in the event of a fire or other emergency. We prepare rescue plans based on regulations and local authority requirements. An emergency plan is often made as part of a fire safety plan, but it is also possible to implement it as a separate assignment.

Emergency plans

We implement rescue plans electronically and with an easy-to-maintain implementation model from residential buildings to large-scale industrial facilities. We also help prepare rescue plans for public events.

First extinguishing equipment

We carry out the investment planning of the initial fire-fighting equipment, the implementation guidance and, if necessary, the supervision of the installation work. Properly selected fire-fighting equipment reduces the damage, shortens the outages in the company’s operations and the use of the premises, and reduces the damage to the fire-fighting equipment. Once the number and quality of the initial fire extinguishers have been calculated, taking into account the spaces to be protected and the objects to be extinguished, extinguishing takes place safely and efficiently.