After an extensive twelve year career as an operational fire-fighter/officer in the military crash rescue and urban fire environment, Daryn’s career focus shifted to taking this valuable experience and applying it to technical fire engineering.
Daryn has five years regulatory design review experience and twelve years fire engineering design experience of projects in airports, health and hospital development, transportation infrastructure (tunnel and rail), stadia, corrections, commercial buildings (retail, warehousing and office), on shore petrochemical, construction, and food sectors. His roles have included job functions from Design Engineer, Senior (lead) Design Engineer, section and project team management, and emergency operational command.
Daryn specialises in large scale performance based fire engineering design of specialist facilities, and buildings with challenging geometries, occupancy, and usage. He has developed a strong portfolio of successful and award winning projects – including several super tall (60-111 levels) buildings in South East Asia, the Eden Park Stadium redevelopment, and two of New Zealand’s largest prisons.
He has developed and maintained a reputation as a trusted advisor to our clients, regulators, and central government – and is the current President of the NZ Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers as well as a guest lecturer on the University of Canterbury Masters programme in Fire Engineering.