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Code, Life Safety & Fire

The good news about building and fire code is that it is prescriptive and well-documented. The bad news is not all buildings are created equal and meeting the building code becomes a game of unknowns. From building types, to differing interpretations, to the complexities of building renovations, navigating this can delay schedules, or worse, deny getting the certificate of occupancy.

This is where we can help. Our in-house building and fire code experts work side-by-side with the entire design team from the start. If it’s a renovation or a complex design that complicates code compliance, we’re looking for code equivalencies that won’t limit the architect’s design. We’ll model fire and smoke paths, and negotiate with local jurisdictions. The result is fewer redesigns, as well as fire and life safety tailored to the building.

ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT:

  • Building and Fire Code Consulting
  • Means of Egress Design and Evaluation
  • Code Equivalencies and Alternate Methods of Construction
  • Plan Review − Statement of Conditions for JCAHO Inspections
  • Due Diligence − Accessibility Consulting

PERFORMANCE-BASED FIRE ENGINEERING:

  • Smoke Control Rational Analysis Report
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling
  • Egress Modeling
  • Engineering Judgements and Alternate Methods of Construction

FIRE, PROTECTION SYSTEM DESIGN, REVIEW AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION:

  • Fire-resistance rated construction selection and design
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Smoke Control Special Inspector

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND PROCESSES:

  • Hazardous Material Inventory Statements
  • Hazardous Material Management Plans
  • Risk Analysis

 

 

 

Ground floor egress model for UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building 1.


Fire dynamics simulator (FDS) model of the smoke control system design for the atrium for the UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building 1.


Fire dynamics simulator (FDS) model of the smoke control system showing vectors of the air velocity within the atrium for the UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building 1.