EPCA director William Bell has attained Affiliate Membership of the Institution of Fire Safety Engineers (IFE). The move follows continued growth in EPCA’s fire risk assessment services, led by William.
The IFE is a professional body with 11,000 members in Fire and Rescue Services and the wider fire sector. The IFE’s influence is international, with 41 branches worldwide supporting the protection of life and buildings from fire. Licensed by the Engineering Council, the IFE upholds professional standards by offering assessment of knowledge and experience and engages with stakeholders to identify and promote good practice and enhance technical knowledge worldwide. In addition, the IFE offers registration of Fire Risk Assessors and Fire Risk Auditors, as well as providing financial support for fire research and educational projects.
EPCA covers fire risk assessment in a range of sectors, with particular expertise in the hotel and hospitality industry. If you have any queries on any aspect of fire safety in buildings, please feel free to contact William.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands is a contemporary 4 star hotel offering luxury accommodation in London’s thriving Docklands area. The hotel is situated just a few minutes walk from the ExCel Exhibition Centre and close to Canary Wharf, London City Airport and the O2. The hotel and has 9 modern purpose built meeting rooms, 210 contemporary en suite bedrooms and leisure facilities including a pool, modern gym and spa.
The hotel is only a few miles from Olympic Park, and in preparation for the London Olympics 2012 the hotel has received an overhaul of the bedroom air conditioning system.
epc associates provided full CDM Co-ordination services.
The project included replacement of bedroom a/c condenser units, controls, condenser pipework runs within ceiling voids and up to roof mounted VRV outdoor units. The work had to be undertaken on a carefully phased basis to maximise room availability through the contract period, and to ensure the new system was up and running well ahead of London Olympics opening ceremony on 27 July 2012.
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epc associates were appointed CDM Coordinators for the reinstatement of this heavily fire damaged industrial property.
The scope of works included extensive strip out, asbestos removal works, new steel portal frame, and reinstatement of roofs, services and internal fixtures and finishes. The project was undertaken over a 26 week period. Continue reading
Mountain Warehouse are a leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer and instructed epc associates to conduct a review of previous asbestos surveys and provide asbestos management plans for four of their retail outlets in Scotland. These were situated in: Continue reading
The project entailed the reinstatement of a storm damaged agricultural building located on Carrington Mains Farm , Gorebridge, Midlothian. Continue reading
epc associates worked as part of a design and construction team project managed by CKD Galbraith. The project involved the reinstatement of a storm damaged agricultural building, and replacement with a new steel portal framed building. Continue reading
epc associates provided CDM Co– ordination for the demolition of the existing office block at the SNBTS transport depot at Possil Park in Glasgow. The project included replacement of the old office block with a new office, in addition to various repair works to the transport depot itself. Continue reading
The Holiday Inn Express suffered in a major flood that damaged whole of the ground floor of the hotel. This 3 star hotel has 71 en suite bedrooms and 3 modern purpose built meeting rooms which makes the hotel popular with both leisure and business travellers. Continue reading
epca have project managed the first installation of a Sesame Access wheelchair lift in Scotland. This innovative wheelchair lift is housed within retractable steps, allowing installation in locations where a ramp is not feasible.
epc associates were appointed by administrators Zolfo Cooper to assist leading property agents Jones Lang LaSalle dispose of the property. We undertook Energy Performance Certification for the site in preparation for the recent sale to Adamo Hotel Group. Continue reading