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Fire Protection Engineering

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.

FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING SUPPORT:

  • Building and Fire Code Consulting

  • Engineering Judgments and Alternate Methods

  • Third Party Plan Review

  • High-Piled Storage (HPS) Permit Consulting

  • Due Diligence Assessment

  • Performance Based Design

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CONSULTING:

  • Hazardous Material Inventory Statements (HMIS)

  • Hazardous Material Management Plans (HMMP)

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM DESIGN:

  • Fire Detection, Alarm, and Mass Notification Systems

  • Fire Sprinkler and Pump

  • Special Suppression

  • Smoke Control

COMMISSIONING, TESTING, INSPECTION:

  • Fire Sprinkler, Alarm and Pump

  • Hydrant Flow Tests/Analysis

  • Smoke Control Special Inspection


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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.