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ABN 79 612 210 616. Registered Professional Engineers in the Australasian Region. QBCC Licence 1006047. Fire Protection Contractors Registration Board Licence 365.

About Us

Our office is located in Strathpine, North of Brisbane, Queensland. We offer consulting services throughout Australia and neighbouring countries on a fly in fly out basis. We are fully competent to undertake every aspect of the project.

The in-house technical team is selected on a project-to-project basis, depending on the contours of the project and required levels of expertise, experience for each discipline of the project.

Our team members receive comprehensive refresher training in key and quality topics including fire safety, fire protection, fire and egress modelling software. With motivated and qualified our team members, we do everything to keep customer satisfaction at the highest level.

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Our Dynamic Team

Dr Than Sharma

Managing Director/Principal Fire Engineer
0435 043 425
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Dr Than Sharma
Dr Than is responsible for the business development, management and oversees all aspects of project quality assurance. He has worked with Australian and Overseas Fire Services for 25 years and involved in formulating and delivering fire safety engineering solutions for a wide variety of prestigious and challenging projects. He holds substantial professional qualifications and has written several research papers and published a book titled "Fundamentals of Fire Safety in Building Design". His qualifications and memberships include:
  • PhD (Fire Safety Engineering), Queensland University of Technology (QLD)
  • MSc (Disaster Mitigation), Sikkim Manipal University, India
  • BE (Fire Engineering), Nagpur University, India
  • BSc, Delhi University, India
  • Commonwealth Fire Engineering Research Diploma, IFE (UK)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia, CPEng, NPER
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland, RPEQ
  • Registered Building Professional Board, NSW, C10
  • Registered Building Practitioner, Victoria, RBP (Vic)
  • Fellow, Institution of Fire Engineers, United Kingdom, FIFE (UK)
  • Member, SFPE (USA)
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Professional Engineers, New Zealand

Chris Odgers

Project Director/Group Mentor
0409 267 075
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Chris Odgers
Chris has, during the last four decades, raised the level of awareness of fire safety engineering practice, when it was unknown in Australia. He was the first engineer to apply fire safety engineering principles to new building design and construction in Queensland. He called on tertiary institutions to create fire engineering performance based design courses, and pursued the creation of postgraduate studies with universities. He has been involved in numerous prestigious projects in Australia and applied sound engineering solutions to reduce construction costs, whilst maintaining required fire safety standards. His qualifications include:
  • MappSc [Fire Safety Design], University of Western Sydney
  • Chartered Engineer, IFE (Engineering council)
  • Registered Professional Engineer QLD, RPEQ
  • QBCC Licence # 746008, including Hydraulic Services Design; Fire Detection and Alarm System; Portable Fire Equipment; Fire Hose Reel System; Fire Hydrant System; Fire Sprinkler and Suppression System; Special Hazards.

Glen Gugliotti

General Manager
0400 175 073
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Glen Gugliotti
Glen has worked within the fire safety engineering field for the past 15 years with a focus on producing highly accurate fire simulation models. To further this goal he has attained a Bachelors degree in 3D animation with a focus on per-rendered environments, such as NIST's Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). In addition to his overseeing the Virtual Modeling and Simulations Division, he also sees to the day to day running of Fire Check Consultants as the General Manager. His qualifications include:
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts [3D Animation], Queensland University of Technology
  • Cert III Engineering [Mechanical] (TAFE)
  • Graduate Member, IFE (UK)
  • Fire Safety Adviser
  • QBCC Licence # 1256332, Emergency Procedures

Laurie Odgers

IT Head
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Laurie Odgers
Laurie has been a part of Fire Check Consultants since it's inception in 1999. During this time Laurie has designed many Information Systems, which cater specifically to Fire Check's requirements; allowing the Fire Engineers to concentrate on what they do best. He is constantly learning and utilising the latest technologies to improve efficiency in the business. His qualifications include:
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Communications and Software Engineering), Queensland University of Technology

Chris Field

Fire Safety Engineer
0434 112 856
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Chris Field
Chris helps deliver and formulate fire safety solutions for all types of built environment projects. Chris has valuable skill in areas of fire and smoke modelling, evacuation analysis and structural fire assessments. Before joining Fire Check, he was a practising Structural Engineer. His qualifications and memberships include:
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Member, Engineers Australia
  • Associate Member, Institute of Fire Engineers

Louisa Pike

Accounts Officer
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Louisa Pike
Louisa is responsible for managing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reconciliations, as well as Weekly Payroll for all employees.

Paul Sloan

CAD Operator
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Paul Sloan
Paul is responsible for working alongside the engineers using his skills in AutoCAD, 3D modelling and photoshop to create sketches, drawings and 3D fire and evacuation simulations for a number of different projects. He also produces smaller non-compliant issue reports such as heat radiation, extended travel distance and reduced ceiling height assessments. His qualifications include
  • Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting (TAFE)
  • Cert III in Engineering
  • Cert III in Media
  • Cert I & II in Information Technology

Aayush Sharma

Trainee
0431 216 956
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Aayush Sharma
Aayush is responsible for working along with the engineers and provides assistance in addressing quantitative and qualitative analysis for fire engineering reports. Aayush produces smaller non-compliant issue reports such as radiant heat flux analysis, extended travel distance and fire resistive rating of structural elements. He is actively involved in our fire research projects and learning fire, egress, and risk assessment software, and is currently a student of Bachelor (Honours) and Master of Engineering (BE-ME) in Civil Engineering and Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Queensland.