Fire Protection Engineering

Clients around the globe trust Telgian with their fire protection engineering needs.  Our innovative approach and partnership with our clients yields solutions that really deliver results.  Allow our experts to apply their knowledge and experience to your next project and you can experience the difference with Telgian.

Alternative Means/Code Equivalency

Not all buildings are created equal and relatively few fit neatly into the code.  Our team has an intimate, experienced understanding not only of the intent of codes, but also of the building construction process and the life cycle needs of facilities. We recognize that some challenges require a new – and occasionally creative – approach. Integrating our knowledge with your project scope, we will work on your behalf to ensure compliance and code equivalency.

Fire Modeling/Performance Based Modeling

At times, the age, construction or operation of a building may fail to ‘fit’ into the code.  Other times, code requirements fail to achieve a suitable level of intended safety.  Whether it is new architectural design, the renovation of an existing structure, a new industrial process being deployed, or a new storage arrangement being considered, prescriptive code may fail to provide a real solution to ensure that hazards are prevented and people are safe.  Fire modeling/performance-based modeling is often the best solution to ensuring compliance.

Performance-based design and modeling is used to identify alternative methods that ensure the intent of the code and Standard requirements are met. We use the latest software modeling tools to determine fire growth, exit times, system activation times and smoke movement, among other variables, and blend that with our real world experience.  We are committed to providing clients with options that work.

Fire System Design

Cutting edge design of fire protection systems begins with a thorough understanding of the intent of the codes and Standards as they apply to particular occupancy and building use. Your specific needs and desires for the space are equally important. We begin each engagement with a “deep dive” so we can thoroughly understand your priorities. Telgian’s engineers and consultants sit on over 30 NFPA committees which provides a unique perspective into the design requirements of today and tomorrow.  Combining this experience with our unbiased, customer-centric knowledge base ensures fire protection system designs are cost-effective, technologically superior, and most importantly, suited for your specific operation.