Director, Ignis Solutions
Benjamin is a highly qualified and experienced professional in the area of performance-based building code compliance with over 15 years as a consultant in fire-safety engineering. He combines knowledge of industry review and regulation matters with experience in fire-safety engineering to provide expert advice. Hehas consulted on a wide range of projects including reviewing and auditing performance based designs with Australia’s largest fire brigade (Fire and Rescue NSW) as well as with the Department of Defence Estate Engineering Policy branch as the Principal Fire Engineer. He has also received the highest civilian award, the meritorious service award, for his work with Fire and Rescue NSW in the evaluation of performance based designs and advancements in fire service involvement in building designs.
He has completed several hundred performance based designs on a wide range of projects such as infrastructure, assembly, residential, commercial, industrial as well as high-rise buildings throughout Australia. He complements his engineering role with Australian Government administrative work for Australia’s leading code developing organisation, the Australian Building Codes Board where for the past four years audited, reviewed and redeveloped the WaterMark and CodeMark plumbing and building product certification schemes. He is the managing director of Ignis Solutions, and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and registered in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
He has recently established a fire safety test facility, Ignis Labs, for both small and large scale fire testing including the full scale external wall test. Ignis Solutions is partnering with industry leaders as well as the Australian National University to re-establish a cooperative research centre for matters of construction and engineering fire safety.