Fire Strategy

Performance-based fire safety strategies offer much greater flexibility in building design, whilst ensuring that the level of safety to occupants is not compromised. Our approach takes into consideration the interaction between buildings, occupants, installed fire safety systems as well as fire service facilities to ensure a holistic design approach is adopted.

  • Competition Support
  • Due Diligence
  • Fire Strategy Development
  • Construction Fire Safety Support
  • Fire Safety Management Plans
  • Third Party Reviews

Fire Engineering

Our approach is to provide bespoke fire engineering solutions to achieve an acceptable level of life safety whilst maximising architectural design freedom.  We provide all fire engineering in house, including Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling.

  • Fire Dynamics
  • Zone Models
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Radiation Modelling
  • Evacuation Modelling
  • Risk Modelling

Risk Management

We offer a full range of fire risk management services in relation to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, including:

  • Fire risk assessments
  • Fire safety management planning
  • Fire remedial work phasing strategies
  • Construction site risk assessments
  • Timber frame risk assessments

Research & Sponsorship

Astute Fire is keen to provide future financial support for research initiatives, including PhD Studentships, that we feel could make a significant contribution to the further development of this discipline. We also provide opportunities for current university students to become involved in the industry through internships organised in collaboration with The Ogden Trust.

We are proud to be a main sponsor of the Scottish Design Awards 2018.


The Directors of Astute have worked on numerous projects around the world. Some of the countries we have experience of working in are listed below.

Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania and Turkey.



  • Expert Witness
  • Fire Code Development
  • Fire Standards Development