Reliable Solutions, Positive Outcomes


Since being established in 2007 Sotera has become the recognised name in fire engineering on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Sotera has achieved positive outcomes on projects across an array of issues. We do not limit ourselves to particular industries as we go beyond meeting our clients’ needs to surpass expectations.


Our expertise covers services including conceptual design, fire engineering assessments, structural fire engineering, peer reviews and training. We can also provide litigation support and expert legal testimony. To view our other services please click below.

Complex Computer Modelling

We have extensive experience in the development of numerical models. Ranging from simple algorithms to sophisticated models, we analyse buildings of any size and complexity.

Performance Based Fire Engineering

Sotera can proudly provide the comfort that our service provided in Performance Based design is backed by Dr Paul Clancy who was involved in the introduction of performance based fire engineering to Australia. 

Construction Support

We can assist you with resolving construction challenges through pragmatic fire engineered solutions.

Design Guidance (development stage)

When it comes to fire safety, we can assist you every step of the way with bespoke engagement packages to suit your individual requirements.

Facilitate Approval

Consultation with statutory bodies and approval authorities is a fundamental part of building fire safety design. Let us help you through the process of dealing with local fire brigades, building controllers, private certifiers, development tribunals and other approval agencies.

Structural Fire Engineering

A key differentiator is our ability to combine structural engineering and fire engineering to provide a unique service offering to our clients.

Fire Risk Assessments

Our experienced team of fire engineers have a deep understanding of fire science, building systems and fire protection systems. From desktop studies to site inspections; we can investigate and identify fire risks and develop suitable and cost-effective mitigation measures.   

Additional Services

We also offer peer review services, litigation support and expert legal testimony. We strive to provide constructive input to streamline conflict resolution and add value by making our experience work for you.


The name Sotera originates from ‘Soteria’, the Greek goddess of safety and preservation.

Here at Sotera we provide reliable solutions that are tried and tested to comply with industry regulations and guidelines to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. We provide solutions for complicated issues through our unparalleled expertise within fire safety engineering.

Sotera has grown into a team of skilled fire engineers with the unified goal of providing solutions that are practical, cost-effective and safe. Sotera provides unique and innovative solutions to our clients’ individual requirements. Where construction codes and regulations can hinder aspirational building design, we combine proven fire science and original thinking into practical, real-life fire engineering solutions aimed at preserving human life and assets while facilitating our clients’ aesthetic and functional ambitions.

We do not shy away from any challenge, and service any size project from houses to high-rise. We offer competitive pricing and treat our clients with the greatest respect to achieve the required outcomes.


John Partlett
Project Manager, V2R Projects

On a recent fire separation project for Defence, we removed a ceiling to discover that purlins assumed to be steel were timber. Failing to identify a deemed to satisfy system we turned to Sotera for help engaging them to design an engineered solution. The Sotera team were a delight to deal with. Professional from the first contact, through the design process and finally through the construction and sign off stage. I would not hesitate to recommend Sotera to anyone needing a Fire Engineer.

Faisal Hatia,
HATIA Property Corporation

Excellent Service.


Brisbane Office

 Level 11, 225 Wickham Terrace, 
Spring Hill Qld 4000

Gold Coast Office

Bond University Precinct
24 Watts Drive, Varsity Lakes Qld 4227