About Us

Professionals in
Fire Safety Engineering &
Smoke Control Design.

There’s no smoke without fire. Prevention is better than cure.

While often underestimated, fire has the potential to take away business earnings and resources, as well as leading to severe injuries and even the loss of lives. Naturally, avoiding and mitigating such incidents is a key priority of every business owner. Hiring the services of a fire safety consultancy firm in Singapore goes a long way towards providing comprehensive fire protection for your building, its infrastructure, and its users.

 

SHEVS IFT Consultants Pte Ltd is an established fire engineering consultancy firm based in Singapore offering professional fire protection consultancy services. They include performance-based fire safety engineering, smoke control designs, fire risk assessments and mitigating measures to address non-compliances, waiver applications, and fire safety audit outcomes. For over 25 years, we have been serving different institutions by providing effective fire safety solutions specifically tailored to their properties, in sectors such as education, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, office, recreational, and transport. Our clientele include architects, developers, consultants, contractors, manufacturers, legal & insurance.

 

We are a Registered Fire Safety Engineer and Inspector (M&E) with the SCDF, and we are certified with ISO 9001: 2015 for the Quality Management System in providing Fire Safety Engineering and Smoke Control Design Consultancy Services. We are also registered as ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer, providing professional fire safety engineering services for Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. This guarantees that our fire protection consultants are highly capable of providing solutions with adherence to the protocols of various countries in the ASEAN region.

 

As leading fire safety consultants in Singapore, we utilise our decades of expertise and licensed professional engineering services to provide comprehensive and practical design solutions; from initial concept designs, construction stages, testing and commissioning to beyond final handover. We continually stay abreast of the latest fire safety engineering developments, enabling us to formulate feasible and efficient fire safety designs for our clients.

 

Here is a list of our fire engineering consultancy services.

Consultancy Services

  • Performance-based Approach + Fire Safety Design
  • Engineered Smoke Control System + SHEVS
  • Fire Engineering Assessment + Waiver Application
  • Fire Safety Audit + Fire Risk Assessment
  • Thermal Comfort + CFD Modelling
  • Mass Engineered Timber (MET) + PB Approach
  • Evacuation Modelling + RSET
  • Tunnel Ventilation + Fire & Life Safety

Other Fire Engineering Services

  • Application & Renewal of Fire Certificate (FC)
  • Design & Build + Value Engineering (D&B)
  • Letter of No Objection (LNO)
  • Lifts & Escalators (PE)
  • Peer Reviewer’s Report (PRR)
  • Registered Inspector (RI)

Technical Committee and Accreditation

Technical Committee and Accreditation

  • Member for the legislation of Beijing Fire Code DBJ 01-623-2006: Code for Design, Installation and Approval of Natural Smoke Ventilation System.
  • Member for the legislation of Beijing Fire Code DB11/1025-2013: Code for Design, Installation and Commissioning of Natural Smoke Ventilation System.
  • Committee Member with Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for the “Singapore Fire Engineering Guidelines” from 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2024.
  • Licensed Corporation with the Singapore Professional Engineers Board (PEB).
  • Registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer for Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam.
  • Registered Fire Safety Engineer with Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
  • Registered Inspector (M & E) with Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
  • Registered Specialist Professional Engineer for Lift and Escalator (PEB).

Quality Assurance

SHEVS IFT Consultants Pte Ltd is certified with ISO 9001: 2015 for the Quality Management System (QMS) in the provision of Fire Safety Engineering and Smoke Control Design Consultancy Services.

 

Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is a tailored quality management framework curated for our organisation to consistently provide good quality consultancy services that meet clients’ expectations, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.

 

At SHEVS IFT, we are committed to providing professional, consistent and top quality services for our clients.

Quality Assurance
Validated Software & License

Validated Software & License

  • ANSYS CFD Simulation for fire modelling and thermal comfort.
  • CFAST is a 2 zone fire model used to calculate the distribution of smoke, fire gases and temperature during a fire.
  • FIRE DYNAMICS SIMULATOR (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics model of fire-driven fluid flow by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • PYROSIM is a graphical user interface for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to create and validate multiple meshes on a network cluster of multiple computers.
  • PATHFINDER is an Agent Based Evacuation Simulation for stadiums, hospitals, skyscrapers, aircraft, and other buildings.
  • SIMULEX is an evacuation simulation software to evaluate how occupants move and evacuate in a building during day-to-day and emergency situations.
  • SMOKEVIEW (SMV) is a visualization program used to display the output of FDS and CFAST by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Accomplishment

With more than 25 years of fire safety and smoke control experience established in legions of projects; Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Mixed-Use, Office, Recreational, Residential and Transport, we have the relevant expertise to develop the most robust and sustainable performance-based designs for your project.

 

No two buildings are alike. Understanding of the stakeholders’ aspirations in terms of purpose, architectural appeal, construction costs and time are critical to derive the most practical and functional building design.

 

We have the proven track records to develop alternative performance-based designs with expedited construction, minimal costs and fit for its purpose.

Relevant Fire Safety Guidelines & Technical References

Our fire safety engineering solutions are customised to meet stakeholders’ expectations in accordance with the international fire engineering guidelines as well as the statutory requirements of the local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

 

  • “BS 7974:2019 – Application of Fire Safety Engineering Principles to the Design of Buildings. Code of Practice”. British Standards Institution.
  • “CIBSE Guide E: Fire Engineering” (2019). The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, London.
  • “Design Methodologies for Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation” (1999). H P Morgan & B K Ghosh Building Research Establishment Report 368, UK.
  • “Fire Engineering Design Guide” (2008), Centre of Advanced Engineering, University of Canterbury, NZ.
  • “International Fire Engineering Guidelines Edition 2005” (March 2005). Australian Building Codes Board, Australia.
  • “NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control System”. National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • “NFPA 101: Life Safety Code” (2006). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • “NFPA 502: Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways” (2020). National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • “Performance-Based Fire Safety Design” (2015), By Morgan J. Hurley, Eric R. Rosenbaum.
  • “Principles of Smoke Management” (2002). John H. Klote & James A. Mike, W Stephen Comstock, Atlanta.
  • “Singapore Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines 2015” Singapore Civil Defence Force.
  • “The New Zealand Building Code Verification Method VM2 (C/VM2)”.
  • “The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering”, Fifth Edition. National Fire Protection Association, United States of America.

Our Values

Fire safety engineering cannot be studied in isolation.

Well-balanced fire safety solution needs Innovation, Functionality, Sustainability and Performance.

SHEVS IFT Values Innovation

Innovation

Innovative fire safety engineering designs for existing or new development to ensure continuity and code compliance.

With the prevailing building codes and standards changing to address new technologies and market trends, innovative fire safety engineering designs for existing or new development are required to ensure continuity and code compliance.

 

On keeping-up with changing environments, innovative fire safety engineering designs must be adaptable to suit flexible building designs engineering to accommodate potential changes in use.

 

Through deep knowledge of prescriptive and performance-based approaches, SHEVS can provide customized designs for the most appropriate and innovative fire safety engineering strategies from planning to occupancy.

Functionality

Understanding stakeholders’ aspirations in terms of purpose, architectural appeal, construction costs and completion time.

No two buildings are alike. Therefore, the understanding of the stakeholders’ aspirations in terms of purpose, architectural appeal, construction costs and time are critical to derive the most practical and functional building design.

 

With the proven experience of SHEVS, we can assist you to navigate the complex processes of different regulatory agencies to deliver the project completion with expedited construction, minimal costs and fit for its purpose.

SHEVS IFT Values Functionality
SHEVS IFT Values Sustainability

Sustainability

Adaptable and sustainable fire safety designs to cope with future upgrading work and prevailing fire codes during the life span of the building.

During the life span of a building, it may undergo alterations and additions for upgrading at some time to suit the market trends and the stakeholders’ ambitions. Therefore, it is important that appropriate fire safety solutions for the building are designed to cope with future upgrading works as far as possible.

 

SHEVS has extensive track records in formulating fire safety engineering solutions for both existing and new constructions to suit the prevailing building codes.

 

With SHEVS’ comprehensive experience and understanding of the building codes, only robust and sustainable fire safety designs will be recommended.

Performance

Robust fire safety designs for state-of-the-art creation and complex architectural building design intents.

While prescriptive and traditional fire code compliance can be applicable for many conventional buildings, these codes may inhibit state-of-the-art creation for unique and complex architectural building design intents.

 

SHEVS’ innovative experiences and resources can assist you to develop alternative performance-based designs within a short timeline that can satisfy the performance objectives of the alternative designs and exceed the prescriptive code requirements.

SHEVS IFT Values Performance

Projects

Fire safety engineering is customized for individual project through understanding of clients’ needs and aspirations.

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Services

Our paramount fire safety engineering expertise and knowledge, combined with our licensed professional engineering services, enable us to provide comprehensive and practical design solutions from the initial concept designs, the construction stages, testing and commissioning to beyond final handover.

Performance-based Approach
+ Fire Safety Designs

Engineered Smoke Control System
+ SHEVS

Fire Engineering Assessment
+ Waiver Application

Fire Safety Audit
+ Fire Risk Assessment

Thermal Comfort
+ CFD Modelling

Mass Engineered Timber (MET)
+ PB Approach

Evacuation Modelling
+ RSET

Tunnel Ventilation
+ Fire & Life Safety

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