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Building & Fire Code Analysis.  Research and identification of appropriate requirements based on the unique site-specific situation; code equivalency development; innovative solutions which save time and money in design, construction and operations; development of approaches which integrate the various building systems into a comprehensive fire protection and life safety package. Provide code supported interpretations of building and fire code provisions to determine the intent of a requirement.

Negotiations with Authorities Having Jurisdiction.  Technical and code discussions with building and fire officials to fully explain project criteria, compliance and alternative code approaches; acquisition of AHJ approvals for fire and life safety systems.

 Fire Code Requirements High-Piled Storage.  Determine allowable storage heights based on fire protection, storage arrangements, commodity classification, occupancy, and building type. Prepare a detailed Fire Protection  and Commodity Classifications Report demonstrating compliance with local fire code and NFPA requirements.

Egress Analysis. Review of architectural drawings for compliance with the local  building code exiting requirements; detailed exit calculations and diagrams; development of alternative innovative solutions to complex exiting situations.

Fire Code Requirements for Hazardous Materials & Chemicals.  Determine local code requirements based on hazard classifications, exempt or allowable quantities, secondary containment requirements, commodity compatibility, fire detection and suppression systems design criteria; provide HMMP (Hazardous Materials Management Plans), HMIS (Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements), Facility and Site Plans and Hazard Communication Programs, acquisition of AHJ approvals for the handling, use, dispensing and storage of hazardous materials.

Fire & Life Safety Master Planning & Program Development.  Analysis of site development, distribution of hydrants, and fire department access requirements.  Assessment of existing fire suppression, fire alarm, and fire detection systems, Evaluation of building systems, such as, fire command center, lead acid battery systems, fueled  emergency power systems, smoke control and evacuation systems.  Fire and life safety analysis report details the occupancy classification, building construction, existing conditions, and applicable code requirements based on the year of construction and current code requirements.

Emergency & Disaster Planning.  Effective pre-emergency plans are necessary in the event of an emergency to prepare your occupants for an effective evacuation.  Evacuation plans include building / tenant programs, egress routes, operation procedures for personnel to operate critical equipment, assembly areas and accountability, emergency notification procedures, identification of emergency contacts, egress diagrams, and site plans identifying assembly points, fire department access routes, primary and secondary evacuation routes for occupants, and areas of refuge.

Site Investigations.  On-site survey to determine existing conditions.  Prepare written report identifying Authority Having Jurisdiction, primary codes, applicable fire protection and life safety requirements, use of existing fire protection equipment, estimate of construction costs, required permits, and fees.

Code Conflict Resolution.  Fire & Life Safety Services has developed strong professional relationships with numerous building and fire department officials throughout the country.  We have earned an excellent reputation based on our code expertise, technical knowledge, common sense application, and professional representation of our clients needs.  We provide detailed reports that clearly demonstrate code compliant solutions that are verifiable and understood by the AHJ.  We can facilitate a successful and timely resolution of your issues. 

Design Criteria Development.  Establish and provide verifiable design criteria for egress, fire suppression, fire alarm and detection systems, and the storage, use, dispensing, and handling of hazardous materials. 

Consultation & Negotiation with Authorities.  Our staff also prides itself in its ability to work closely with code enforcing authorities to develop a relationship of trust and professional respect.  These professional relationships greatly enhance cooperation and resolution of important matters regarding occupant safety, accessibility, and property protection.

Modifications, Practical Difficulties and Alternative Materials and Methods.  Prepare documentation of practical difficulties and demonstrate requested modification does not lessen health, life and fire safety requirement.  Provide Alternative Materials and Methods proposals and designs that comply with the intent and provision of locally codes

Drawing, Specification, Document Review.  Review of drawings, specifications and other document submittals/ re-submittals of for sprinkler and/or alarm shop drawings for conformance with code requirements, the design concept, and compliance with the contract and/or bid design documents.

Design Criteria Drawings and Specification.  Riser Schematic Design and Layout.  Fire Sprinkler Criteria Level Design Drawings and Written Specifications.  Coordinate system design with other disciplines such as architectural, electrical, and mechanical.  

 

Contact us at: 303.210.0869

Fire & Life Safety Services
6834  S. University Blvd., #464
Centennial, CO 80122
TEL: 303.210.0869
FAX: 720.294.9723



 

 

 

 

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