Erik started studying towards his Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering at the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University, Sweden in 2008. In 2011 Erik joined Holmes Fire in Sydney as a Student Fire Engineer, whilst undertaking his thesis research.
Erik has had the opportunity to work for Holmes Fire in Australia, New Zealand and San Francisco. His global experience has resulted in an extensive technical knowledge base and an in-depth understanding of international aspects of building codes, legislative requirements, and approval processes.
Erik’s project experience includes code compliance assessments, site evaluations, and performance-based alternative designs on shopping centres, industrial, residential, and mixed-use spaces, as well as places of public assembly. Erik specialises in Computational Fluid Dynamics fire models, used to understand potential fire behaviour and to predict the movement of smoke within a wide variety of buildings and structures.
Erik is accredited as a Chartered Member of Engineers Australia (CPEng) and a Registered Engineer on the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER) in Fire Safety. Additionally Erik is a C10 Accredited Certifier (Fire Safety Engineering Compliance) in NSW, a Registered Professional Engineer (Fire Engineering) of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Registered Building Practitioner (Engineer / Fire Safety) with the Building Practitioners Board of Victoria.