The Practice has had wide extents of rational design involvement, ranging from small building developments to power station fire protection (which are some of the largest in the world), for most of the well-known clients in South Africa.

Protection Projects has provided services in the following sectors:
Aviation, chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, high rise properties, hotel, education, hostel accommodation, grain milling, rubber products, motor, textiles, paper, warehousing, saw milling, printing, retailing, iron & steel, mining, transport, tobacco, electrical utility, defense, government, exhibition, entertainment, IT suites, as well as residential, industrial & commercial property development and fire & failure investigations.



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SAA Main Hangar, Billiton Aviation Lanseria hangar fire protection, Pilanesberg Airport fire detection, Denel.


Investec headquarters 1, De Bruyn Park, Southern Life archives, BOP Broadcasting, 1 Sandton Drive, John Deere Headoffice, Mercedes Benz Parts Headoffice,World Bank Abuja Office, Sonangol Angola Head Office.

Fire Protection Engineering Consultants

Fire & failure investigations:

Piggs Peak Casino, Dairy Pack, Rembrandt Tobacco, Fordsburg substation explosion, Durban Harbour Warehouse, Airport Substation 8, LENCO, Waterval Smelter, various litigation matters such as water flooding, corrosion failure cases, Makro fire, Coronation Hospital fire.

Fire Protection Engineering Consultants


State President's Guest House - fire protection rational designs and plans.

Bloemfontein prison, Louis Trichardt Prison - fire safety review and recommendations.

Market Theatre Foundation - risk assessments, rational design, fire protection designs and project management.

Fire risk assessments and Audits: Mondi Paper Mills, SASOL 2 & 3, Sappi Saicor & Enstra paper mills, SAA Technical Site, platinum catalyst plant, Spice Works explosion risk, Amalgamated Beverages syrup handling, SA Airways cargo warehouse, Afrox, Air Liquide, Triomf Fertilizer, Market Theatre.


Soap factories, Ruto and SASKO Flour Mills, Brush factory, Farmfare Egg Plant Adcock Ingram, Waterval Smelter, Suprachem Tar plant, Barlow Manufacturing, SAPPI Paper Mill, Pelindaba Nuclear Fuels, Kanhym Meat Factory, Zimbabwe Triangle Sugar Mill, Pillsbury Foods, Kitwe Breweries, Maputo hazardous waste plant - fire detection and protection systems advice, detailed designs (CO2, sprinklers, sprayers, hydrants, hosereels & pumps), specifications, tender documents, adjudication, construction monitoring, commissioning and acceptance testing.

High Rise:

Strijdom Tower, Lusaka Hilton - fire detection and protection systems advice, designs, specs, commissioning & testing.

Fire Protection Engineering Consultants

Power Stations and Substations:

Hendrina, Vierfontein, Vaal, Wilge, Ingagane, Acacia, Kendal, Arnot, Elgen, Duhva, Matla, Palmiet, JHB Electricity, Kelvin, Tutuka, Morupule, Lethabo, Majuba, Kariba, Braamhoek,Medupi: investigations of fire detection & protection systems, hazard assessment, protection scheme proposals, budgets, detailed designs, quantities, specifications, tender documents, commissioning & testing.



Wits University High-rise Residence, Jhb Airport Intercontinental Hotel, The Grace Hotel, Lusaka Hilton, numerous Protea Hotels, school hostels - assessments, audits, designs, fire systems installation monitoring, commissioning and acceptance testing.


Racked, Open and Block Storage

Rohek, Mercedes Benz, Omnipark, SAB, Midway, Tongaat Foods, African Explosives ammonium nitrate, Denel flammable store - fire detection and protection systems advice, designs for installation contractors, specifications, construction monitoring, commissioning.


Numerous computer suites: 3rd party testing and verification services - fire detection and halon extinguishing systems .

Natref Control Centre, SAAMBOU, Multichoice TV Head Office, Sanlam HQ, Vodacom, Lesotho Telecom: fire detection & gas system design, specification, tenders and tests.


Waterkloof Airforce base - fire and foam pumps installation designs.

SA Military Museum, SA Naval Base - fire protection investigations, recommendations, designs and specifications.


Menlyn Shopping Mall, Dunkeld Shopping Centre, OR Tambo International Airport, Cedar Square, Lusaka Society House Mall - fire detection and protection systems advice, designs, specs, quantities, construction monitoring, commissioning and acceptance testing.

Various Mines:

Grootvlei Reduction Works, Richards Bay Minerals, Waterval Smelter, Rustenburg Plats Solvent Refinery, Botswana Soda Ash, JCI Mortimer Smelter, Columbus Steel, CMI Lydenburg Furnace D, MOZAL Smelter Mozambique, Samancor Tubatse East, Russian diamond plant, Billiton smelter site pellitiser plant - hazard assessments, fire detection and protection recommendations and budgets. detailed designs, specifications, tender documents, adjudication, installation contract management and acceptance testing.