Daniel Lavrencic

Fire Engineer | Fire BIM Leader
Year joined DMA: 2017

I put great focus on providing our clients with fire system designs that are non-intrusive and do not compromise the aesthetics of a space, while ensuring full compliance with the most recent Australian standards and regulation.

My professional background

I endeavour to approach problem solving in my projects in an accommodating and fully collaborative way. My experience in a variety of industries including communications, mining and aerospace has given me a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ complex needs and the driving forces behind them. My knowledge of the processes and preferences of the stakeholders involved allows me to produce creative and effective designs to help clients achieve their visions successfully.

Today, I put great focus on providing our clients with fire system designs that are non-intrusive and do not compromise the aesthetics of a space, while ensuring full compliance with the most recent Australian standards and regulation. Client satisfaction is extremely important and I aim to achieve this every time through my flexibility and versatility, seamlessly managing the hurdles and headaches that often pop up during a project’s life. By doing so, I provide my clients with a holistic service through which communication, understanding and most importantly, solutions, become the expected result.

My specialisations

  • Hospital fire safety systems
  • Aged care facilities
  • Shopping centres
  • Retail tenancy fit-outs
  • Residential building fire systems design
  • Industrial storage and processing plants

My key project experience

  • The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital fire detection system upgrade: As part of the RBWH detection upgrade project, I was responsible for completing a full survey of the hospital as a pre-requisite to the full review and detailed design of the hospital’s detection and alarm system. Following this survey and review, I then detailed the requirements of the upgrade including the replacement of up to 10,000 field devices, fire system controls and fire indicator panels.
  • Lutwyche City Shopping Centre Redevelopment: My role was initially to provide advice about staging the works and the upgrades to the existing infrastructure to ensure any new or refurbished fire system requirements would be satisfied. Following the preliminary design stage, I was then responsible for completing a detailed design for sprinklers, occupant warning systems, detection and hydrant and hose reels for the various stages of the four-storey shopping centre. I also provided advice and further detailed design specific to the retail tenancies that were to occupy the refurbished mall area including large supermarket stores and boutique outlets.
  • Riverland Brisbane: Provided a detailed design to extend the existing sprinkler, detection and occupant warning system through to the new entertainment area.
  • Logan Hospital Nurses Accommodation Extension: As part of the design team for the Logan Hospital Nurses Accommodation Extension, my role was to provide a detailed design to extend the existing sprinkler, detection and occupant warning system throughout the refurbished area. The existing system was assessed and revised to suit the repurposing of an existing hospital space.

My qualifications

  • B. Eng (Mech)
  • Graduate Dale Carnegie Immersion Course

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • MIEAust – Member Institute of Engineers Australia

What creating inner beauty means to me

As fire engineers, we find inner beauty in the design of fire systems that people can rely on. Knowing our designs will protect people from harm in the real world really highlights the importance of what we do.