Our engineering team has top engineers and former code officials, providing breadth of vision and depth of knowledge to deliver first quality work from the start. Compliance reviews, especially when done early in the development process and in partnership with the Building and Fire Officials, provide the most cost-effective means to satisfy requirements and create a safe environment.
Our engineering process incorporates:
- Design Methodology
- Computer Modeling
- Hazard Evaluation
- Site Evaluation
- Design Review
- Hazardous Material Analysis
- Commissioning, Acceptance Testing & System Completion Inspection
- Firestop Engineering Judgment Review
Our engineers tie together code requirements, test data, and computer modeling in order to create designs that reduce liability and provide the highest level of property protection. Our project engineer interfaces with all of your departments to ensure accurate costing and seamless installation.
We use current computer modeling techniques to assist in evaluating hazard development and system performance. To ensure you have the most effective fire suppression and detection systems, we utilize Timed Egress Modeling, Smoke Evacuation Modeling, Fire Detection Device Activation Time (sprinklers and smoke/heat detectors) and Compartment Fire Modeling.
We evaluate hazards for performance-based design using a range of criteria. In addition to the construction type and protection levels, our engineers evaluate building occupancy, building processes and local response capabilities. This approach generates comprehensive information of the building and its contents for designers to create accurate solutions.
We investigate and evaluate potential sites to ensure the infrastructure meets the fire protection needs. Water flow investigations establish the reliability and adequacy of the water supply, allowing for early preparation of a fire protection budget and helps determine if alternative solutions are needed in the event of water supply deficiencies.
We help your team members identify issues in the concept phase of implementation. By performing due diligence discovery and working with local, state, and federal jurisdictions, we can determine occupancy and construction requirements, service utility issues, and required protection criteria.
Hazardous Material Analysis
We provide a complete analysis of materials used or stored at all facilities. Our chemical engineers, fire protection engineers, and hazardous material experts can work with you to ensure that storage, merchandising, or processes successfully and safely operate within prescribed guidelines.
Commissioning, Acceptance Testing & System Completion Inspection
When installation is complete, we inspect and test fire alarm, special hazard, and suppression systems to confirm that they are installed and operating correctly and providing required coverage. We note all items that need correction and provide a detailed description of the required action. This allows for final correction of identified deficiencies and reduces potential maintenance problems.