KK-Palokonsultti Oy – briefly in English

SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE

KK-Palokonsultti Oy provides fire safety design and consulting in both basic and demanding projects.

High quality engineering and safe buildings are important to us as well as cost effective and safer solutions enabling more environmentally sustainable business for our clients.

Our internationally acknowledged  high level of competence and experience has been gathered since 1985 both in performance based fire safety design and in planning according to prescribed national and international norms and regulations.

We have experience in planning new facilities and renovation projects, as well as nuclear power plants, tunnels, underground construction, ships and other means of transport.

 We have certified quality management systems in accordance with EN ISO 9001.

OUR SERVICES IN BRIEF

  • State of the art performance-based fire safety design for large and
    demanding buildings
  • Fire technical specifications
  • Consulting and supervision during construction
  • Smoke ventilation planning
  • Fire technical statements for all kinds of structures and third party
    inspections of fire safety plans
  • Fire stop planning
  • Fire safety research and development
  • Fire investigation

BENEFITS FOR BUILDER FOR USING US

  • By using fire load calculations, fire risk analysis, fire simulations, evacuation calculations and simulations, and good experience, we can give arguments and get approvals from authorities and guarantee the required fire safety level according to national fire safety regulations for:
    • larger fire compartments
    • longer escape distances
    • load bearing steel structures with less or no fire protection (in most spaces with sprinklers)
    • fire rated glass walls and doors with reduced fire safety classes
    • more use of wooden load bearing structures and visible wooden surfaces
    • THESE LEAD TO LOWER TOTAL COSTS for builder
  • If we are within the project team from the beginning of the design phase and also participating in negotiations with the authorities from the beginning, we can:
    • give our experience of high quality and cost-efficient fire safety solutions in early stage and save design and construction costs
    • get a smooth approving procedure with the authorities
      • this leads to savings in costs when there are no delays in approval procedure in building permit phase and the same applies in construction phase and just before taking the building into use
    • support other designers (architects, structural engineers, HVAC engineers and electrical engineers) in their work in those parts concerning fire safety
    • support contractors during the building phase in their questions concerning fire safety solutions

Some examples of hundreds of our REFERENCES

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Foreign projects

  • KONE Marine, about 35 projects: fire technical specifications for elevators without separated machine rooms in different types of cruise ships and off-shore vessels around world, 2007-2016
  • Ahtri, Office building, Tallinn, Estonia, 2007
  • Saint Gobain, mineral wool plant, Ogre, Latvia, 2008
  • Värtan KVV 8 power plant, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011-2012
  • MAPA, Power plant, Arauco, Chile 2012-2013
  • Mälarenergi, Power plant 6, Västerås, Sweden, 2012-2014
  • Tullis Russels, Power plant, Fife, Scotland, 2013
  • ST1, Bio ethanol plant, Goteborg, Sweden, 2013-2014
  • Renewa, Power plant, Epinal, France, 2014
  • Arcelor Mittal, Power plant, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2014
  • Södra Cell, Power plant changes, Värö, Sweden, 2016
  • Mahle Behr, production facilities, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2016
  • Mahle Behr, production facilities, Mnichovo Hradiste, Czech Republic, 2016
  • Valmet Celtejo pulp mill, Celtejo, Portugal 2016
  • Valmet HOFOR biomass power plant, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016-2017
  • Valmet Biomass Multi Fuel Boiler, Leopoldov, Slovakia 2017
  • BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön Mill, Sweden, 2016-2019
  • Mälarenergi, Power plant 7, Västerås, Sweden, 2018-2019
  • Ragn-Sells Fire investigation, Estonia 2018-2019

Residential buildings

  • Martintorni, 15-storey residential building with shopping center and car park, Vantaa, Finland, 2010-2011
  • Niittymaa Residential Block, several multi-storey residential buildings with one large car park in basement connected to each residential building, Espoo, Finland, 2012-2016
  • Puukuokka, wooden 8-storey building complex (wooden structures and facades, 3 blocks of flats and car park underneath), Jyväskylä, Finland, 2013-2014
  • Kvartetet Victoria, 8-storey building block (3 interconnected blocks of flats, offices, business premises and theatre), Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2016
  • Seinäjoen Mäihä, 5-storey building with wooden structures and facades, Seinäjoki, Finland, 2015-2016
  • Wood City, two 8-storey residential buildings (wooden structures and facades), Helsinki, 2014- 2018
  • Tuuliniitty, 13-storey residential building, Espoo, Finland (wooden structures and facades), 2017-2019

Hospitals

  • Y-building of Seinäjoki Central Hospital, 35 000m2, Seinäjoki, Finland, 2008-2014
  • Naistenklinikka
  • Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, phase 6, 15 000m2, Lahti, Finland, 2013-2016
  • Kainuu new hospital, 50 000m2, Kajaani, Finland, 2015-
  • Oulu University Hospital, 50 000m2, Oulu, Finland, 2015-
  • Siltasairaala, part of Meilahti Hospital area, 65 000m2, Helsinki, Finland, 2016-
  • Siltasairaala, Cancer unit, subterranean facilities, Helsinki, Finland 2016-2018

Schools and Universities

  • Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University), changes in Department of Physics and Department of Wood technology, Espoo, Finland, 2007
  • Opinmäki campus, elementary school and day care, 16 000m2, 2012-2015
  • Aurinkokivi, Elementary school and day care, 8 000m2, Vantaa, Finland, 2013-2016
  • Sibelius Academy, University of Art, renovation and enlargement, Helsinki, Finland, 2013-2014
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Myyrmäki Campus, renovation and enlargement, 24 000m2, Vantaa, Finland, 2015-2016
  • Kurikka Campus, SEDU, Kurikka, Finland 2015-2017
  • LPK Isoniitty, Playschool 1500 m2 in Helsinki, Finland 2018
  • Kallio upper secondary school renovation and enlargement in Helsinki, Finland 2018
  • XAMK Kotka, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – XAMK, 14 000 m2, New campus in Kotka, Finland 2019
  • Monio, 3-storey school building with wooden linings, Tuusula, Finland, 2018-2019
  • Jokiniemi school and playschool enlargement in Vantaa, Finland 2019

Cultural buildings

  • Tram museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2007-2011
  • Suvilahti gasholder building change to concert and theatre halls, Helsinki, Finland, 2011-2016
  • Cultural Factory Korjaamo, changes, Helsinki, Finland, 2012
  • Porvoo Art Factory, old factory change and enlargements to cultural building, Porvoo, Finland, 2012-2014
  • Kemi Cultural Centre, Theatre and other spaces, Kemi, Finland, 2014
  • Imatra Theatre, Imatra, Finland, 2015-2016
  • Oodi Central Library, Helsinki, Finland 2014-2018

Transportation and car park

  • Ruskeasuo bus depot with gas buses and floorball hall above, 15 000m2, Helsinki, Finland, 2006-2007
  • Vuoli highway tunnel, 1,5km, Helsinki, Finland, 2007
  • Espoo Central railway station, renovation and changes, Espoo, Finland, 2008-2015
  • Alberga car park, partly underground, partly above ground, 18 000m2, Espoo, Finland, 2011-2012
  • Jokeri II Paloheinän tunneli, bus and later also tram tunnel, 1,2km, Helsinki, Finland, 2011-2014
  • Lappeenranta Covered Street Space Simulation, Lappeenranta, Finland 2014
  • Länsimetro stage 2, subway tunnel 7km, 5 stations, maintenance tunnels to stations and subway train depot, Espoo, Finland, 2015-
  • Rovaniemi Revontulitunneli 3rd Party Statement, Finland 2014-2016
  • Nobina Bus Depot, Klovi, Espoo, Finland 2016
  • P-kangas Parking Garage, Jyväskylä, Finland 2016
  • Mikkeli Hospital Parking Garage, Mikkeli, Finland 2016-2017
  • Biiliparkki Parking Garage, Espoo, Finland 2012-2019
  • Silkkitien parkki, Parking Garage, Vantaa, Finland 2017-2019
  • Hippos 5-storey Parking Garage, Finland 2018-2019
  • Reposalmi hybrid city block of tram depot and 7 apartment houses, (tram depot 12 000 m2 + apartments 38 000 m2), Helsinki, Finland 2019

Retail

  • Prisma Hyllykallio, Shopping center, 35 000m2, Finland 2010-2012
  • K-Citymarket, Shopping center, 30 000m2, Kokkola, Finland 2012-2013
  • Mercedes-Benz Airport, car sales and maintenance, 10 000m2, Vantaa, Finland, 2008-2014
  • IKEA and IKANO shopping center, 85 000m2, 3rd party inspection for fire safety design, Kuopio, Finland, 2011-2012
  • Prisma Kokkola, Shopping Center, Kokkola, Finland 2012-2013
  • Prisma Imatra, Shopping Center, Kokkola, Finland 2013-2015
  • Iso Kristiina, Shopping Center 3rd Party Statement, Lappeenranta, Finland 2015
  • Audi Center, car sales and maintenance, Espoo, 16 000m2, Finland, 2014-2016
  • S-market Nikkilä, Supermarket, Sipoo, Finland 2018-2019
  • Aviapolis Retail Space, Vantaa, Finland 2019
  • Prisma Lappeenranta, Shopping Center, Lappeenranta Finland, 2019-

Hotels and conference spaces

  • Rantasipi Airport Hotel and Conference, Vantaa, renovation and enlargement, Finland 2007-2008
  • Hotel Linna, Helsinki, renovation and office building change to a hotel 2008
  • Cumulus Hotel Siltasaarenkatu 14, office building change to a hotel, Helsinki, Finland, 2008-2009
  • Cumulus Hotel, renovation, Hyvinkää, Finland 2010-2014
  • Rantasipi Airport Congress Center, hotel & congress center, Vantaa, Finland 2017
  • Wood City Hotel, 8-storey hotel with wooden structures, Helsinki, Finland 2018 –
  • Moxy Hotel, 7-storey with wooden structures, Helsinki, Finland, 2018-2019
  • Hotelli Suomutunturi, Hotel, Suomutunturi, Finland 2017-2019

Industrial and storage buildings

  • Paulig, Coffee roastery, silos, packing center, storage and office, total 30 000m2, 2006-2011
  • DHL, Alcohol storage, 3 000m2, Vantaa, Finland, 2007-2008
  • German Pellets GmbH, Wood pellet plant, Hollola, Finland, 2007
  • Google, Data Center, 40 000m2, Hamina, Finland, 2009-2011
  • Kotka Yacht Store, Winter shelter for Yachts, Kotka, Finland, 2010-2011
  • Joenpyro, Biofuel plant, Joensuu, Finland, 2011-2013
  • Fermion, Medicine production plant, Espoo, Finland, 2013-2014
  • Yandex, Data Center, 20 000m2, Mäntsälä, Finland, 2013-2015
  • Riikinvoima, Waste Power plant, Varkaus, Finland, 2014-2016
  • Sappi Kirkniemi, Power plant for paper mill, Lohja, Finland, 2014-2015
  • Agnico-Eagle, Mine tunnel network, Kittilä, Finland, 2015
  • Rolls Royce, Motor production plant, Rauma, Finland, 2015-2016
  • LIDL, Logistic center, 60 000m2, Järvenpää, Finland, 2016-
  • Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, exhaust venting from ship production and testing hall, Helsinki, Finland, 2016
  • BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön Mill, Sweden, 2016-2019
  • Olkiluoto Nuclear Fuel Repository, Finland 2016-
  • Pöyry Boliden Kevitsa Mine, Finland 2018-2019
  • Olkiluoto Nuclear Powerplant, Finland, 2019
  • Rauma Mill, Rauma, Finland 2019

Office buildings

  • Varma, Head office and car park, 50 000m2, Helsinki, Finland, 2006-2011
  • Kilon Ritari, Office, school and production building, partly changes from offices to production, partly changes from offices to school, renovation of offices, Espoo, Finland, 2007-2016
  • Sola Business Park, 30 000m2, Espoo, Finland, 2010-2014
  • Akava-building, 25 000m2, renovation and enlargement, Helsinki, Finland, 2013-2015
  • Wood City, 8 storey with wooden structures, Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2019
  • Piispanportti 5-storey office building, Finland 2018-2019

Sports halls and similar

  • Laune Ice Hockey Center, Lahti, Finland, 2007-2008
  • Arctic Sports Center (now Kivikon hiihtohalli), Cross country skiing hall and children’s activity park, Helsinki, Finland, 2008-2013
  • Myllypuro football hall, Helsinki, Finland, 2008-2009
  • Ylöjärvi Sport Center, swimming pools, volleyball/basketball/floorball hall, bowling hall, gymnastics hall, Ylöjärvi, Finland, 2011-2012
  • Leppävaara Swimming hall, Espoo, Finland, 2013-2015
  • Olympic Stadium, 3rd party inspection of fire safety design, Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2019
  • Kaarela Ice Rink Arena, Helsinki, Finland 2015-2018
  • Tuplajäät Ice Rink Arena, Kuopio, Finland 2018
  • Äänekoski Ice Rink Arena, Äänekoski, Finland 2018

Our staff has also personal references on for example

  • Nuclear power plants
  • Cruise vessels
  • Tunnels
  • Paper mills
  • Carton mills
  • Airports
  • Large combined building complexes that contain shopping center, residential buildings, hotel, offices, car park, cinemas and library, other public services
  • Spa-hotels