Areatecnica boasts solid professional skills in the field of safety engineering, offering clients complete assistance both for the process of rendering existing constructions compliant with fire prevention standards and ensuring new buildings are compliant with the same, by adopting an integrated planning and design approach, offering consulting services for all the necessary technical aspects and keeping constantly up to date on both Italian and European technical standards and regulations as regards safety and the environment. We also use the finest Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) technologies to provide modern, leading-edge solutions.
In addition to project design and supervision of works, Areatecnica offers consulting and training in the field of workplace health and safety, by means of services for assessing compliance with technical and regulatory aspects. We also handle safety management on construction sites (Project Design Coordination at the Planning and Implementation stage, Supervision of Works, etc.).
Areatecnica supports clients by acting as an external Health and Safety Officer, as well as offering consulting services to employers and in-house Health and Safety Officers. Our engineers undertake to work alongside clients in preparing Risk Assessment Documents, drafting emergency plans and providing staff with information and practical training with regard to Safety.
FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING (FSE)
In recent years, Areatecnica safety engineers have specialised in FSE (Fire Safety Engineering) by studying the dynamics of how fires develop, using computational fluid dynamics models (CFD).
FSE is a powerful alternative to a prescriptive deterministic approach to fire safety, and offers the major advantage that it can be adapted to the unique characteristics of the particular buildings to be analysed. Based on the prediction of the dynamics of how fires evolve (which can vary depending on the building studied, the conditions of the materials present, the protective measures installed etc.), FSE allows for a quantitative evaluation of their effects, and makes it possible to verify the adequacy of the safety measures present and/or provided for, offering the possibility to establish an equivalence between mandatory measures (i.e. those established by the pertinent standards) and compensatory measures, where necessary, by defining the appropriate equivalent safety conditions.