Colleges and universities face unique challenges with facility design and renovations with regard to fire protection, security, and life safety. From commissioning of sprinkler and alarm systems in the chemistry lab to performing life safety evaluations for the dormitory high-rise, our engineers and consultants at Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) understand these challenges and provide effective and efficient solutions to protect and secure your campus.
Student and Faculty Safety
Student and staff safety is one of the most important goals for higher education clients, especially regarding emergency response, crime prevention, and personal safety. Fire protection and security consultants play a vital role in addressing these concerns by providing expertise in designing and implementing comprehensive fire, security, and life safety solutions, offering peace of mind to institutions and their communities.
Higher education campuses must adhere to fire codes, safety regulations, and security industry-best standards to achieve legal and regulatory compliance. These regulations include fire safety and security inspections, accessibility requirements, and health and safety regulations compliance.
Fire Protection Engineering & Consulting
Fire Protection Engineering is a highly specialized field that involves an intimate understanding of combustion, its effect on the built environment, and, more importantly, its impact on human lives. TEC focuses on each client’s unique fire protection challenges to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions, including performance-based approaches where prescriptive code compliance is not feasible due to process requirements or existing conditions. Our engineers and consultants provide facility surveys, code consulting, fire suppression systems design, fire alarm and mass notifications systems, fire and smoke modeling, egress modeling, and Halon and Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) system replacement.
Telgian Engineering’s fire protection consultants specialize in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code, International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC), as well as local jurisdictional requirements. We use this expertise to help our clients comply with all relevant codes and standards. TEC collaborates with authority-having jurisdictions (AHJs) to verify building safety and compliance with fire regulations.
TEC’s extensive experience working with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) across the country can simplify the permitting process for our clients. We can help you identify local requirements, guide you through the permit process, and proactively address any issues with AHJs to prevent potential problems.
Security Engineering & Consulting
TEC’s risk solutions integrate security concepts with engineering best practices to address the specific characteristics of each project. TEC’s resources and expertise formulate comprehensive asset protection for facilities, including planning, design, training, and implementation.