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Stepping up on fire safety for projects globally

As a former Senior Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Fire Safety & Shelter Department at the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Christopher Tan has three decades of experience in fire safety governance and design, emergency planning and incident command.

Surbana Jurong has set up a new Fire Safety Consultancy unit to raise its multidisciplinary core capabilities, in the light of recent regulatory changes in fire safety legislation and major fire incidents worldwide.

Helmed by Christopher Tan, the former Senior Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Fire Safety & Shelter Department at the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the unit will offer solutions on fire safety and help strengthen the regulatory compliance of commercial, industrial and residential projects, and hence contribute to a safe and secure built environment globally. This will reinforce Surbana Jurong’s efforts in making sustainability a core delivery objective for all its projects globally.

Fire safety plays an integral role in a constantly evolving built environment. With such a complex urban landscape, customised fire safety solutions involving the use of fire engineering, advanced modelling and computational tools are necessary.

The new consultancy could help:

– Building owners identify and address gaps when the new amendments to the Singapore Fire Safety Act kick in this year

– Explore ways as part of future-proofing, to design fire-safe homes for seniors, where evacuation may not be required in the event of a fire, through technology-enabled solutions and innovative materials


More details can be found in this news release.

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