About

Christina Knorr

Director Christina Knorr

MANAGING DIRECTOR / ACCREDITED FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER / SPECIAL EXPERT

Christina Knorr

Christina is an accredited chartered fire safety engineer, registered in Queensland and New South Wales, who is listed in the National Engineering Register. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Fire Safety Engineering.

Christina works on an extensive range of building projects providing Expert Witness services, as well as fire engineering for all sectors in the building industry. Her involvement includes, but is not limited to, residential, commercial, educational, heritage and infrastructure projects.

For a number of years Christina has been representing Fire Safety Engineering at conferences, summits and seminars. Her presentations are easy to follow, providing the necessary technical knowledge to a broader audience. Clients appreciate a fast turn-over of project, excellent customer service and a personalised approach.

ENGINEER LEADER & MENTOR

Prior to starting her own Fire Safety Engineering Consultancy, Christina worked for one of the most reputable Fire Safety Engineering firms in Sydney, Australia, where she learned from the best. In the role of a team leader, she was responsible for mentoring and teaching young and intermediate engineers joining her team.

Notable achievements include:

  • Inside Construction Foundation Awards – Woman of the Year – Winner 2023
  • HIA QLD Building Women Awards – Professional Service Excellence – Winner 2022
  • HIA QLD Building Women Awards – Professional Business Woman – Finalist 2022
  • HIA QLD Building Women Awards – Professional Business Woman – Finalist 2022
  • JCU Business Excellence Awards (Cairns Chamber of Commerce) – Community Contribution Excellence Award – 2022 Finalist
  • JCU Business Excellence Awards (Cairns Chamber of Commerce) – Customer Service Delivery of Professional Services Excellence Award – 2022 Finalist
  • CBWC Businesswomen of the Year – Small Business Owner of the Year – Finalist 2022
  • CBWC Businesswomen of the Year – Small Business – Finalist 2021
  • Interviewer for Engineers Australia National Engineering Register and Chartered Engineers applications
  • Publications/Interviews – Australian Construction Law Newsletter, Inside Construction, Move Over Bob
  • Judging at the Australian Construction Awards 2018 and 2019
  • A Future Leader Highly Commended Award, Counsult Australia 2018
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Testimonials from our Clients

“CJK Fire & Safety has at all times displayed an ongoing commitment to the professional delivery of Fire Engineering services, from early planning through to practical completion, on a wide range of projects that All Construction Approvals has been associated with. Christina is flexible and responsive to Client circumstances and can cope with the demands of various size projects. I have found her to be responsive, insightful, easy to do business with, and genuinely committed to achieving positive outcomes that benefit the project and Client alike.”

Harald W – Certifier

“This is a huge thanks on behalf of Maas Constructions (Dubbo) Pty Ltd for Christina, whose rapid, courteous & professional assistance got our project back on track, without the need for rework. This has saved or project both time & money. Congratulations on resolving our issue, we truly appreciate your “outside of the box” resolution.

We will certainly be in touch next time we need the services of a Fire Engineer.”

James M – Builder

“Christina is a professional and diligent Fire Engineer with great attitude and excellent communication skills. I have engaged her services to prepare a Fire Engineering report for my project and she has been great to work with. Thank you Christina, and I look forward to working with you on more projects.”

“We have been very impressed with Christina Knorr for the following reasons (amongst others):

  1. Timely response to all queries;
  2. Expert Report writing is at a high standard;
  3. Ms Knorr is approachable and easy to deal with; and
  4. Available to attend site inspections and meetings at short notice.”

Harriet O – Lawyer

“We would like to thank you sincerely for your participation in Combustible cladding and other fire risks – where to now?

The high standard of our program is due to the wonderful level of commitment and excellent material prepared by our speakers to whom we and the legal profession are greatly indebted.

We aim to ensure the highest standards in educational experience and management.”

Marlon Cabrera – Continuing Legal Education

“We have found CJK Fire to be prompt, professional and, most importantly, completely approachable. Fire compliance is an exceptionally complex area of understanding so it has been important for both our staff and our clients to have been offered the opportunity of personal meetings whenever necessary to carefully and thoroughly explain the proposed solutions.

CJK Fire has proven to be a valuable provider upon whom we can depend for excellence in service delivery and project outcomes.”

Christine Kolenc – Senior Strata Manager

“CJK Fire & Safety, led by Christina Knorr, were able to provide us with a compliant solution that was:

  1. Cost effective
  2. Time efficient
  3. Enabled the client to maintain full operations with minimal disruption to all services for the duration of the project.
  4. Enabled the client to maintain critical health services during the COVID pandemic.
  5. Resulted in the entire project being completed within the tight schedule and within the designated budget (without any variations being submitted to the client throughout the duration of the project).”

Bruce Parker – Director

“Construction Legal has had the pleasure of working with Christina Knorr from CJK Fire & Safety .

Christina is the ultimate professional and has a knack for making engineering complex issues easy to understand for her clients. She has been assisting Construction Legal with expert services in relation to fire engineering issues and consistently delivers clear concise reports to tight deadlines.

We would not hesitate in using CJK Fire & Safety for other fire and safety matters.”

Shawn Rippon – Director Major Projects Specialist

“Construction Specialties Australia have been using the fire engineering services of CJK Fire and Safety for the last 5 years. As a premium supplier we are involved in commercial projects that require highly technical and bespoke solutions.

We have found the directors to be hands on and skilled in presenting a range of options that result in a win-win for all stakeholders. The company are also accredited CIO Fire engineers which provides me reassurance that they have the necessary expertise and standards to be beyond reproach.”

Bill Maloukis – General Manager

“CJK Fire & Safety provided a very thorough and detailed assessment of our building’s specific requirements and included a set of recommendations to help us formulate a plan which was accepted by our insurance company and that we are confident with, moving forward.

We very much appreciate their professionalism, commitment to excellence and their honest and ethical approach. We rely on CJK Fire & Safety engineers’ advice as we are embarking on this large-scale project and will recommend them to anyone looking for reliable and trustworthy fire engineering consultants.”

Larisa Alexander – Strata Committee

“At InHouseGroup3, since that day one many years ago, Christina Knorr has presented under different entities and now under her own CJK brand.

I must say that we and our attendees over the years have immensely enjoyed her presentations and more so the relevance of the contents.”

Alain Chazelles – Managing Director