Neil MacLeod

Fire Safety Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2021

I have extensive experience in creating Building Fire Safety Risk Assessments in relation to combustible cladding to assist building owners to comply with their legislative and regulatory requirements.

My professional background

As a Fire Engineer, I help clients to meet the performance requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) – developing practical solutions to meet the needs of their project whilst still being aligned to the performance requirements and intent of their regulatory obligations.

I help them address fire safety related non-compliances with performance solutions, and the validation of these solutions by undertaking fire safety related calculations, Fire Dynamics Simulation (FDS) and evacuation modelling (Pathfinder).

I also have extensive experience in creating Building Fire Safety Risk Assessments in relation to combustible cladding to assist building owners to comply with their legislative and regulatory requirements.

My specialisations

  • Performance based fire engineering solutions.
  • Building Fire Safety Risk Assessments for combustible cladding.
  • Computational fire and smoke modelling/simulation.
  • Computational evacuation modelling/simulation.

My key project experience

Some of my key project experience relating to Performance Solutions includes*:

  • Various Upgrade Projects at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
  • GPT Wembley Business Park – DHL Berrinba
  • Sunshine Coase Cable Landing Station
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba – Gateway Building

Some of my key project experience relating to Building Fire Safety Risk Assessments includes*:

  • All Queensland Westfield Shopping Centres
  • The Barracks, Milton
  • Aria Apartments, Broadbeach

*All completed at my previous role with Fire Engineers Australia

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Currently Studying a Masters of Fire Safety Engineering

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Graduate Member Engineers Australia – GradIEAust

What creating inner beauty means to me

A project I’ve worked on (in my previous role at Fire Engineers Australia) that I think has some real inner beauty is the Beddown Pilot Program where I was able to assist in developing a strategy to ensure occupant safety while the Central Plaza One carpark was shifted to a temporary overnight accommodation project.