Carol Caldwell, CPEng(Fire), FIPENZ, PMSFPE
Carol is a very experienced fire engineer with over 35 years in the field. Her experience covers alternative solutions, performance-based design and Acceptable Solutions design for a wide variety of buildings; rest homes, bulk retail, atrium offices, heritage, shopping centres, industrial, food processing, bulk storage warehouses.
Outside work, Carol and her husband Charley volunteer with GAP, (Greyhounds as Pets) and attempt to keep their two greyhounds; Zeke and Baloo from her giant stash of cooking chocolate.
Charles Fleischmann, BS (Fire, Civil), MS(Mechanical) PhD (Fire)
Fire Engineering Specialist
Charley is an independent fire engineering consultant, who has worked with Enlightened Solutions since its inception. His areas of interest include FDS fire computer modelling, fire investigation, radiative heat transfer and experimental fire research.
Outside work Charley enjoys craft brewery tours and tasting and travel.
Apeksha Shah, BE(Civil), MEFE, GIPENZ(fire), MSFPE
Senior Fire Engineer – Based in Auckland
Apeksha has 12 years of combined experience working at Auckland Council as a Fire Engineer and former Northshore City Council as a Technical Building Advisor. She has detailed knowledge of the New Zealand Building Code and the Building Act and clear vision of regulatory compliance for Fire Design. She has more than 10 years of overseas experience in structural design and finished her Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering from University of Canterbury in 2012.
Apeksha is expert in Yoga and meditation. She spends most of her leisure time in spiritual activity and community services.
Cindy Chantreux, BE(Hons)
Cindy is from New Caledonia, and came to NZ to study where she recently graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours. She developed a passion for Fire Engineering while working on her research project during the final year of her degree.
In her spare time Cindy can be found on the mountain either snowboarding or mountain biking.
Clement Cheong, BE(Hons)
Clement’s interest in fire engineering came from studying fire engineering during his degree and completing a full year research project. He comes from Singapore and studied at the University of Canterbury.
He spends his leisure time playing computer games, with an occasional tramp or road trip.
Jane has been with Enlightened Solutions since 2011 as administration support for Carol. She has watched the company grow from a two person team to the busy small business it is today.
Jane has a great sense of humour, you can tell – can’t you? She loves reading in her down time.
Charmaine provides high-level assistance to the Engineering team. Coming from a high energy HR background, Charmaine is an unruffled, steady personality in the office.
On the weekends she spends time with her family, supporting her daughter at Gymnastics or can be found at dog show competitions with some of her fur kids.
Together the team at Enlightened Solutions has over 75 years experience. Caldwell and her skilled team place a high value on one to one communication. She prefers to pick up the telephone, rather than just rely on email.
“To me communication is a vital part of what we do and it’s ideal when we get an opportunity to talk to the end user of a building. It’s helpful to fully understand what the client wants,” - Carol Caldwell.
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