MSA are proud to contribute our fire engineering expertise to the very important plan to create the eagerly awaited new National Children’s Hospital in the Republic of Ireland. Due to be completed by 2019 and operational by 2020, the St. James National Children’s Hospital will be the largest paediatric hospital in the history of Ireland. starting on a lower floor from travelling up and trapping the young patients, their families and hospital staff in the floors above. In order to develop systematic solutions to these fire safety problems, MSA conducted the most complex Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis in the history of our company to date. Our 3D computer modelling uses 1.6 million meshes, to create 3D models to determine how smoke would travel through the hospital in the event of a fire breaking out. This 3D platform enables us to develop systems that balance the hospital’s dual needs for both smoke ventilation and day-to-day ventilation. These fire safety systems include creating a design that allows smoke to be vented out of the atrium (the first four levels of the hospital), giving people time to exit the building safely. The St. James National Children’s Hospital is just one of the major projects that have relied upon MSA’s expertise. We’ve helped with projects like the expansion of Bishop’s Square as well. We also helped create the fire engineering strategy for Bankmore Square in Belfast, the tallest office building in Northern Ireland. We look forward to completing the Children’s Hospital and, by extension, helping the children of Dublin.