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Halliwell is a people-first, global organization of the most sought-after technical experts providing commercial property loss investigative services including damage failure analysis, cause and origin, and restoration solutions to corporations, insurance companies, law firms and government agencies in locations throughout the world.

Founded in 1954, Halliwell delivers expert, technical evaluations and unbiased solutions to help clients effectively resolve the simplest to the most complex claims. Our team of professional engineers, registered architects, certified building consultants, and meteorologists specialize in construction management services; building envelope assessments; technical evaluations of energy, petro/chemical, heavy machinery, manufacturing, and industrial equipment; fire and explosion evaluations; CAT assistance; dispute resolution, and more.

Our passive fire services in Australia are part of our fire services team. We provide specialist advice and engineering in passive fire issues across Australia, supported by expert witnesses in fire legal cases, fire engineers and passive fire experts from Australia and New Zealand.

Our passive fire services include:

Design Guidance

Third Party QA

Inspection Audits

Education / Training

Litigation / Expert Witness

Design Guidance

 

Correct specification and planning of Passive Fire Systems reduces cost and removes risk of non-compliant design.

  • Provide clients with design guidance that ensures compliance.
  • Work with design teams on your build to help them provide correct information that produces compliant end products.
  • Clearly communicate the differences & limitations in products & systems and recommend those outside of deemed to satisfy rules.
  • Assist your fire engineer or design performance solutions where necessary.

Third Party QA

 

Providing that required quality assurance in all passive fire and by an independent person to those on site, ensuring compliance at handover of your building.

  • We have in-depth knowledge of the limitations & parameters of many different systems in the market.
  • We fully understand the relevant detail associated to the correct installation of these systems.
  • Our inspections and monitoring begin with a robust design review to ensure each contractor understands what is required.
  • We review their nominated systems are compliant & fit for purpose.
  • We monitor continuously throughout the project, reporting at each stage & deal efficiently with any remedial action required.
  • Once project is completed to required standard – we sign off Passive Fire Protection work.

Inspection Audits

 

Auditing the Passive Fire Protection in your building not only highlighting any defects post completion but also making sure you meet your annual legal obligations.

  • We inspect buildings on behalf of owners & Body Corporates – providing full detailed reports with photographs outlining any defects and rectification requirements.
  • We know & understand the many different products & services offered by manufacturers & offer advice on their limitations, parameters & designed applications.

Education / Training

 

Understanding Passive Fire Protection is critical to knowing what is correct and compliant.

  • Need on or off site education of trades for correct installation?
  • We can provide in house training for your project management teams on Passive Fire Protection and avoiding defects.

Litigation / Expert Witness

 

Providing accurate audits and detailed reports are crucial to winning litigation and meeting legislative requirements.

  • Extensive knowledge and expert advice provided on Passive Fire Protection.
  • We audit buildings, producing detailed reports of any areas concerning non-compliant workmanship in Passive Fire Protection.
  • Comprehensive reporting for litigation proceedings ensures our clients have detailed, accurate information to present to their legal teams.
  • Engage as Expert Witnesses for Passive Fire Protection.
  • It is well worth auditing the Passive Fire Protection in your building before the defect period or building warranty has expired, to ensure you can recover the costs associated to correcting them. 

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