Nate Lobel is a Chartered Fire Safety Engineer with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Fire Protection Engineering. Since moving to Australia nearly seven years ago he has worked on a variety of buildings across Australia whilst delivering a range of services from high level strategies to detailed modelling analysis. His projects often focus on developing fire strategies for special hazards such as his work on a 60m tall internal green wall, a 200-vehicle automated vehicle parking system, and a grid-scale battery energy storage system at a solar and wind farm.
In addition to developing fire strategies and undertaking analysis for building projects, Nate has been involved in several industry initiatives with a focus on the future of the fire industry. This has included work investigating the Australian Fire Safety Verification Methods, working with the Society of Fire Safety to propose new Fire Safety Performance Requirement’s for the Building Code of Australia, contributing to the Warren Centre’s latest project focussing on professionalizing fire safety engineering, and assessing the ABCB’s latest proposal for quantified risk metrics. When not undertaking project work, Nate focuses much of his time on how to improve industry practice and outcomes in fire safety and the competence of engineers which are topics he is quite passionate about.