Our success is built on our dedication to technical excellence and providing our clients with the best possible solutions for their buildings.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide safe buildings without compromising the design vision. 
As a specialist fire engineering consultancy, fire engineering is what we do, not just something we do. Our solutions are design focused and respond to the architecture.
The Fire Engineer is a specialist fire engineering consultancy delivering independent, honest and practical fire safety solutions to our clients across the built environment. 
Our sought-after fire safety advice protects life, preserves property and safeguards business continuity.

30 Years'

CFD Moddel
Shopping Centre Fire Model, alternative solution to code prescriptive design
- The Fire Engineer


Our team comprises an experienced group of professional fire safety engineers and fire safety specialists, with their expertise drawn from wide-ranging sectors such as the fire emergency service and the construction sector.

Please meet the company directors, We are committed to the advancement of fire safety engineering and to this end are heavily involved in development projects as well as striving to improve fire regulations, give guidance and standardise practices throughout the industry.

Karel roodt

Karel is director of fire engineering at The Fire Engineer Consultancy Company, with over 30 years’ experience within the fire authorities & fire engineering industry. Experience ranging from general approach in SANS 10400 Part T Code prescriptive design, advanced approach using NFPA 101 & BS 9999 & BS 9991 design to Fire safety engineering in performance-based fire engineering. Using computer-aided CFD fire dynamics modelling simulation to evacuation modelling simulation. Well experienced in smoke detection, fire water, sprinkler, smoke ventilation and special risk fire suppression designs.


Managed numerous turnkey projects in fire protection & fire system installations, thus have a good knowledge & experience in testing, commissioning of different types of fire systems.


lourensia conradie

Lourensia has been involved in steering and developing The Fire Engineer, into a recognised leading professional fire safety practice, offering our clients a high quality independent service on all fire safety & fire system issues.