ProAct Fire Engineering is the fusion of proactive thinking, combined with action to achieve the best possible engineering outcomes for our clients, builders, owners and occupants, without compromising safety or compliance principles.

Founded in 2019, ProAct Fire Engineering combines decades of fire engineering experience with decades of building surveying experience, drawing on experiences from multiple states and multiple countries, to deliver cutting edge engineering solutions, working in partnership with the entire design team, from initial project concept to completion and occupation.

Our goal is to provide our clients, and ultimately the end user of the building, with the highest quality, value added service, to enhance buildability, usability and functionality of buildings.

Our passion is to provide leading edge solutions, which meet and exceed expectations, delivered with the highest level of integrity and robustness. We uphold the highest standards technically, to deliver safe, robust solutions.

There is no project too small for us to assist with. Although many fire engineering firms will not look at small projects, the team at ProAct will be happy to help with any project regardless of size.

Director of Fire Engineering – Mark Anderson



Mark has a Degree in Fire and Risk Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Chartered Professional Engineer RPEQ, C10.

He brings over 30 years experience in the industry to ProAct in fire safety, fire risk, fire protection engineering including experience in compliance issues.


Mark has worked with the best in the world fire safety teams such as WSP* and AECOM* both in the UK and Australia dealing with large prestigious projects like Cleveland Clinic Dubai and the Queensland Children’s Hospital Brisbane.
*WSP William Sale Partnership AECOM Architecture Engineering Consultancy Operation Maintenance

Recently Mark undertook numerous combustible cladding audits in Queensland. Mark’s experience has allowed him to develop innovative design solutions to collaboratively improve safety in design, in conjunction with architects and builders which ensures that his projects are delivered to the client on time and in budget.

He also sits on the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Tribunal for Queensland Government and Strata Communities Australia (SCA).

Mark is passionate about the industry. He is a member of the Queensland regional committee for RICS spell out in full and he also gives up his spare time to write technical articles for RICS Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors and referees articles for the Institution of Fire Engineers

He is also a committee member of the Queensland Government Access Panel dealing with Disabled Discrimination Issues.



Director and Fire Engineering Consultant - James Dunstan


James is a fire engineering consultant who brings over 10 years of fire engineering and building certification experience to the ProAct Fire team.

James has extensive experience in building certification and fire engineered solutions having worked on numerous projects including medium and high-rise residential, office, and commercial buildings.

James experience has allowed him to develop and bring practical design solutions to improve life safety in design.


James has worked on various Commercial projects in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria including many council buildings, public transport hub upgrades, and government projects such as the Queensland Cricket Centre of Excellence and National Archives.

James has expertise in all fields of commercial buildings including large retail, warehouse and workshop buildings, high rise residential and mixed use buildings, aged care, child care and adaptive reuse of older buildings.

Internationally James has assisted with twin fifteen storey residential development building projects in Papua New Guinea as principle building codes consultant, providing compliance and regulatory advice included detailed assessment of performance based solutions and preparation of Fire Engineering Reports for submission to the PNG approval authority.

In addition to experience as a building codes consultant and fire engineer, James has been involved as an expert witness in previous and current court proceedings surrounding building matters in Queensland and New South Wales, including providing detailed expert reports, joint expert conclave reports and providing expert witness testimony in court.
James has worked on many consultancy projects, including detailed site audits of residential and commercial buildings, general building code consulting, fire safety and life safety audits, due diligence auditing, and more recently detailed combustible cladding audits.

James is a current appointed referee for the Queensland Development Tribunals and acts as a general referee for appeal hearings, including appeals on complex commercial applications and performance solutions lodged by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

James is well known in industry, and has been deeply involved with educating industry, including presenting many discussions on building industry issues to various industry bodies including the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ), Master Builders Queensland (MBAQ), Housing Industry Association (HIA) Council of and Queensland Insurance Brokers (CQIB)

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