Protecting Lives and Property

Our Approach

Our fire protection specialists design for versatility, always with the safety and security of building occupants and operations in mind.

We’re committed to quality engineering through a collaborative team approach. Whether we’re providing fire protection performance criteria or full systems design, code analysis or smoke control modeling, we maintain the utmost attention to detail because we never lose sight of the fact that lives and livelihoods could depend on it.

Our staff includes multiple engineers with fire/life safety system expertise and an in-house Fire Protection Professional Engineer. We are highly experienced in a broad set of facility types and system needs. We specialize in challenging designs environments, including data centers, buildings that involve historic preservation or considerations for sensitive aesthetic criteria, tight physical constraints or campus-wide needs.

We take pride in our ability to offer a range of strategies and alternatives to the code to improve the construction process and project results.

Fire Protection By the Numbers

  • NICET III Fire Sprinkler Design certification
  • Full-time registered Fire Protection engineer

Our Services

  • Fire protection analysis
  • Fire protection/detection systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Construction management and inspection

Facility Types

  • Central utility plants
  • Higher education campuses
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Military facilities
  • Municipal facilities
  • Airport terminals
  • Aircraft maintenance facilities
  • Corporate campuses and offices
  • Commercial & industrial facilities
  • High-rise buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Data centers
  • Laboratories
  • Fuel farms
  • Manufacturing/production facilities
  • Rack/high-piled storage & hazardous materials storage facilities
  • Maintenance facilities
  • Upland and waterfront facilities
  • Atriums & assembly areas
  • Parking garages
  • Underground facilities
  • Water & wastewater treatment plants
  • Water supply systems

Fire Protection Analysis

  • Building code analysis
  • Life safety code analysis
  • Seismic & stress analysis
  • Water hammer analysis
  • Hydraulic analysis
  • Water supply analysis (analysis of water flow test data to determine whether or not an existing water supply is adequate for proposed construction)
  • Construction materials
  • Fire suppression & fire detection
  • Firestopping
  • Hazardous material inventory / assessment
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling for smoke movement
  • Fire modeling calculations (fire & smoke plume)

Fire Protection/Detection

  • Performance-based fire protection design
  • Building construction for fire resistance
  • Fire alarm/mass notification systems
  • Egress (paths, timing, lighting)
  • Explosion prevention
  • Exposure protection (deluge systems)
  • Smoke control systems design

Fire Suppression

  • Clean agent, wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action and deluge
  • Fire pumps and fuel supply systems
  • Design for post-earthquake occupancy requirements (e.g., life safety & immediate occupancy)
  • Prescriptive fire protection design (for design/build contractors)
  • Release & control

Fire Protection Engineering Projects

Aeroman Aircraft Maintenance Facility
El Salvador

Fire Suppression System Zelatched Point Building 475
U.S. Navy
Quilcene, WA

Visitor Center Rehabilitation & Expansion
National Park Service
Wisdom, MT

Fire Pump System Upgrade, Seattle Municipal Tower
City of Seattle
Seattle, WA

  • By the Numbers

    38 employees

    5 LEED Accredited Professionals

    13 Professional Engineers

    45+ LEED Certified projects

    20+ engineering awards in the past 5 years

    Consulting and commissioning on more than $1 billion in construction value in the past 5 years