Commercial and retail environments are large-format establishments that accommodate large numbers of people and varied types of equipment, machinery, furnishings and furniture.
DEM Fire is an expert in fire protection of commercial and retail properties. We started working within the commercial property space nearly two decades ago and, over the years, have calibrated and fine-tuned our service delivery to ensure that we deliver a best-in-class service – from Annual Fire Safety Statement inspections to full-service fire system design, fire safety consultation and asset management.
According to independent research consultants, there are 78 regional shopping centres across Australia that have at least one department store, and 291 sub-regional centres with at least one discount store as an anchor tenant. In addition, there are 1,120 neighbourhood or supermarket-based centres. These centres, including CBD centres, total 1,630, each exceeding 1,000m2 of gross lettable area (GLA), and all require detailed fire prevention and fire protection strategies to protect their occupants.
The latest figures forecast that commercial and workplace buildings will amount to $43.2 billion by 2025.
The NSW Government requires that fire safety statements be inspected and verified by an APFS (Accredited Practitioner Fire Safety). This process requires a fire safety expert to assess whether every fire safety and fire protection measure that applies to a commercial or retail building complies with regulations.
Identifying potential risks and inspecting the building’s fire equipment, such as alarms, sprinkler and fire suppression systems are part of the necessary and regular fire safety assessments that DEM Fire undertakes for our clients.
Not every building is the same and, as such, requires a unique approach to designing comprehensive and compliant fire safety systems.
Our team of fire engineers and fire system specialists are committed to staying abreast of industry innovation from Australia and abroad to ensure we adopt the latest technology in fire system design.