The latest from OFR
Building Magazine lists OFR as one of the UK’s top consultants
OFR Consultants has ranked in Building Magazine’s annual ranking of the top consultants in the UK’s construction sector. The company features in the top 150 practices in the country; the listings also show that OFR is the only specialist fire engineer to appear in the Top 50 Engineers list.
OFR ranked as one of the UK’s best companies to work for
OFR Consultants has been named in a list of the Best Companies to Work for 2022. The company ranked highly in the lists, earning a place in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for. OFR was also ranked 41st in the UK-wide overall companies category - making it one of the best businesses to work for in the country.
Built by Nature awards €200,000 grant toward development of a Commercial Timber Guidebook
To foster cross-sector industry alignment on solutions to ensure the widespread adoption of large-scale mass timber offices, the Built by Nature Fund has awarded a €200,000 grant to a diverse UK consortium - including OFR Consultants - focused on unlocking the barriers to structural timber through the development of a technical Commercial Timber Guidebook.
OFR contributes to evacuation research
Contributing their time to future fire safety and policy, our colleagues Amir and Luis recently volunteered in a high rise evacuation exercise. Here, Luis tells us more.
Our Technical Director has co-edited a new book
Our OFR team are experts in fire engineering, committed to delivering pre-eminent expertise to protect people, property and the environment; today our colleague and technical director Dr Danny Hopkin has further cemented our position in the industry, co-editing a newly released book, whilst co-authoring several chapters.
Review of large-scale fire tests on cross-laminated timber
Concerns about the environmental impact of building construction is leading to timber being more commonly used.
An improved reliability-based approach to specifying fire resistance periods for buildings in England
For common building situations in England, the contemporary fire safety design guidance recommends structural fire resistance periods for elements based upon occupancy and building height.
A round up of a year of research
The past year certainly has been universally challenging. Plans have had to adapt, and that has included the extent of our research.
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