Hydrock adds to fire engineering team

Consultant Hydrock has hired Rui Sun as a principal fire engineer in its Manchester office.

Sun joins Hydrock from fellow consultant MMI Engineering, and has spent 11 years working in structural fire engineering and analysis. Projects he has worked on include Manchester Airport and London Paddington station.

At Hydrock, he will deliver fire safety strategy, structural fire engineering and design, and structural blast engineering, based from the company’s office in the Northern Assurance Buildings on Albert Square.

Sun said his role would focus on “helping clients to understand how to better control risks and costs associated with building design”, and added that understanding the risk of fire in buildings “has become even more important and complex than ever before”.

Hydrock’s national fire engineering lead Kevin McKeown added: “The expansion of our national team with individuals as highly qualified as Rui is illustrative of our commitment to helping clients develop robust fire safety strategies.

“Understanding the movement of smoke and fire propagation in a building will inform the design of smoke ventilation systems and demonstrates where fire protection needs to be prioritised in a building design.

“It means we can advise clients on the required fire protection and how to achieve architectural objectives whilst optimising the cost of construction and ongoing maintenance.”

Other additions to the Hydrock team in the last three months include Chris Rushton as senior transport planner, who joined from fellow consultant SCP.

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