Martin Kealy & Associates Ltd - MKA Fire are an international specialist fire and life safety consulting firm established in the UK in 2010. MKA Fire is led by Martin Kealy who has over 25 years of expert fire design experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA.
We specialise in designing large and complex buildings and we proactively apply our expertise and knowledge to deliver intelligent design solutions that:
• Create flexible design strategies
• Ensure fire approvals
• Meet project deadlines
MKA Fire have project experience in the following building types:
Tall buildings | Airport terminals | Healthcare | Commercial offices
Hospitality and residential | Museums and galleries | Retail malls
Sports stadiums and indoor arenas | Transportation interchanges
Universities and schools | Historic buildings
Fire and Life Safety Strategies
Fire Master Planning
Fire Safety Engineering Alternative Approaches
Evacuation Design and Analysis
Smoke Management Design
CFD Smoke Modelling
Structural Fire Engineering
Martin is a Chartered Fire Consultant and a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He has over twenty-five years experience in fire safety engineering including UK & Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East. His experience spans a variety of large and prestigious landmark projects, including some of the tallest buildings in the world, providing expert advice from concept to final design. Martin has also significantly contributed to the development of performance based design solutions. Martin has contributed to key fire design guides and is widely published at technical conferences and in technical journals for tall building design
Author of the Fire and Life Safety sections for the new Arid Guide and Tropical Guide.
IFE representative and fire advisor for the Institute of Structural Engineers working group dealing with the design implications of tall buildings following 9/11. Published in 2002
Lead author of the first version of BS9999 Means of Escape Section for British Standards Institution.
Responsible for updating the guidance on Fire Safety for Construction Sites for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors isurv construction an on-line standards and guidance portal.
We use a range of fire models to design smoke management systems including the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for
the following buildings
• Large Shopping malls and atria
• Airport concourses and Stadia
• Parking structures
We use zone models for more simple geometries following the guidance from CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering to enable smoke extract fans to be sized and smoke curtains to be located.
CFD may be used as a value engineering exercise.
Egress planning and modelling using advanced 3D visualization models allows us to safely allow extended travel distances or extended egress times for:
• Tall buildings
• Airports and transport interchanges
We also advise on cold smoke testing using theatrical smoke to verify the correct operation and sequencing of smoke management systems.
This type of testing is a requirement of the larger hotel operator brand standards including Marriott International.
Working closely with the project structural engineering we provide specialist advice to the design team to add value to the project as follows:
• Timber structures
• Steel structures
• Design of structures for extreme events
We provide advice on testing of fire products including:
• External wall cladding materials
• Fire suppression systems
• Fire dampers and ductwork
Peninsular Place, Greenwich, London
Dubai Creek Habour, UAE
Architect: Santiago Calatrava, Zurich
Client: Emaar Properties
The Iconic Tower at the centre of the Dubai Creek Harbour project will be one of the tallest structures in the world when completed. The structure will include observation decks with 360 degree views of the city and beyond. fire life safety consultant
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Architect: GAJ, Dubai
Client: Golden Coast Resorts, Cairo
FRHI will brand and operate three hotels at development with each of its three brands: Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel. The Fairmont property also includes a man-made island surrounded by the world's largest crystal lagoon.
Architect: G1 Architects, London
Client: ADOG Georgia Ltd
The iconic 107m high hotel and Casino overlooks the city's harbour.
It is a 180-key hotel with a Casino.
Architect: CallisonRTKL London and Dubai
Client: Marriott International
The Lapita, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel is located inside Dubai Parks and Resorts. A Polynesian-themed style hotel with luxury guest rooms, signature spa and restaurants.
Delhi, Noida, India
Architect: Benoy Hong Kong
Client: DLF Properties
The Mall of India, spread across 2 million sq.ft. GLA of retail space. The Mall is divided in 5 zones spread over 7 floors.
It opened in November 2016
Greenwich Peninsula, London
Architect: Santiago Calatrava, Zurich
Client: Knight Dragon
Knight Dragon unveiled a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.
Grenfell Tower Fire, Energy UK Health and Safety Conference, Marriott, Leeds, UK, November 2018.
Fire Safety in Tall Buildings CIBSE Technical Conference, Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai, UAE, Nov 2017.
Fire Design for Super Tall Buildings, Smart Skyscrapers Summit, Palm Resort Dubai, UAE, April 2014.
Fire Engineering Super-Tall: A New Approach to Escape. CTBUH International Conference On Tall Buildings Dubai, UAE, March 2008
Time for Change, Smoke Ventilation, Grenfell Tower CIBSE Journal July 2018
Clear Guidance, Smoke Control in High-rise Buildings CIBSE Journal August 2017
When the Smoke Clears CIBSE Journal July 2017
Fire Drill CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering CIBSE Journal July 2017
Key Issues CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering (2017) CIBSE Journal June 2017
What caused the Grenfell Tower Disaster? CIBSE Journal June 2017
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Oxfordshire, OX7 5LL
Telephone:+44 (0)1865 366 398
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Unit 12-01, Pearl Plaza, 561A Dien Bien Phu Street,
Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: +84 28 3512 4100