Fire Protection Engineering and Design
Our fire engineering design services include the design of:
All of our design efforts exhibit common features:
Let us help! We will design the system to meet your goals and satisfy insurance and local jurisdiction requirements.
We are a leader in fire alarm system designs. Our professionals are active in the codes and standards development process and stay abreast of the latest code changes and technology. We also have installation knowledge and marketing experience; we understand the industry's process.
We design fire alarm systems by understanding a building's occupancies, and the protection philosophy of management. Since every system must meet the minimum requirements of the various codes and standards, we ensure that the design is complete before a Professional Engineer stamp is applied.
A fire alarm system's level of sophistication can range from manual pull stations that only alert nearby occupants to a networked campus complex consisting of multiple control panels with a variety of automatic detection inputs. Alarm system inputs may include the monitoring of sprinkler systems, special suppression systems, personal safety systems, and various signal outputs and control functions, such as elevator recall and smoke management systems. Alerting the occupants can be as simple as horns and strobes operating throughout the building, to the notification of selected areas or floors by voice evacuation systems.
History is full of horror stories of businesses that never recovered from the effects of a fire. Don't join that group! We can help you design water suppression systems, including standpipes and all types of sprinkler systems: wet pipe; dry pipe; and pre-action. We design systems for varied occupancies: apartment buildings; computer rooms; high-rise office buildings; hospitals; hotels; retail stores; and light and heavy industrial applications.
An automatic sprinkler system provides one of the most reliable methods available for controlling fires, thereby minimizing property damage and business interruption. Properly installed and maintained automatic suppression systems are also very effective for life safety, as they warn of a fire and apply water to control or extinguish the fire.
FIREPRO's design process starts by obtaining an understanding of the building and its various occupancies. We implement all applicable codes and standards, and keep you as involved in the design process as you want to be. The ultimate product is a well-designed sprinkler system.
Egress systems consist of three primary components: the exit access, the exit and the exit discharge. Exit access is the route occupants must follow to reach the exit. The exit is a protected path, which allows the occupants to leave the building without risk from the fire. The exit discharge is a planned path to direct the occupants safely away from the incident.
The primary base for all of our egress system design considerations is the occupant loading of the facility. How many people will there be and where will they be located? Once these levels are determined, the required capacity of free width of the egress routes is determined. The life safety analysis considers the specific building design, floor layout, protection of the exit access, travel distance, level of fire protection, and occupant mobility and behavior characteristics. We also look at exit signage, emergency lighting, and smoke management.
of this analysis are presented as design drawings of the egress system
or a report for implementation into a building design by the client.