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Intern - R&D and Enclosure Engineer

Christine Klemes-Zimmer

Academic Achievements 

– Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Carleton University

– Bachelor of Architecture, UNITEC Institute of Technology

– Master of Architecture – in progress


– NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects)

– SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers)


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Career Highlights

Graduate Fire Engineer- Origin Fire Consultants Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

– Worked on the fire compliance report for a wide range of residential and commercial buildings including the Epsom Community Centre and the Auckland Zoo

– Performed construction monitoring to assess fire safety of numerous projects throughout Auckland.

Life Safety and Fire Engineering Project Consultant-Jensen Hughes, Ottawa, Canada

– Predominantly worked on the fire safety analysis of hazardous buildings/sites including:

  • Konitinuum, Ottawa Canada: A project for the Ottawa Celebrations 2017. The Lyon light rail transit station while under construction was proposed to accommodate an audio-visual production called Kontinuum, located under Place de Ville Cinema. Performed comparison analysis of building materials, as well as designed the refuge areas for the Kontinuum.
  • OPG SATM Darlington Nuclear Power Plant, Darlington, Canada: Aided in the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Site Unit 2 by surveying and mapping out the interior layout for hazardous materials and significant system components in shutdown states so that the refurbishment process could be expedited.
  • Whiteshell Laboratories, Manitoba, Canada: Performed Fire Response Needs Analysis for the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, Canada.
  • PEL 60099 Introduction to Fire Codes, Pickering, Canada: Prepared and delivered introductory level course on fire codes to the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) employees.

Jane Thompson Architect, Ottawa, Canada

– Preparing structural designs and preliminary floor plans for residential projects in the Ottawa area.