Fire Protection & Life Safety Engineering

With our fire protection and life safety engineering services, SmithGroup provides in-house fire protection engineering and life safety/code consulting expertise for all building types and complexities. Working closely with our architects, planners, designers and MEP engineers from the first phases of conceptual design through construction, the fire protection/life safety team provides timely, cost-effective and value-added solutions that mitigate risk.  As a result, buildings are better coordinated, code compliant,  safer, more functional and—because the engineering solutions allow for flexibility in design—more beautiful.

 

Museum of the Bible Fire Protection SmithGroup

Museum of the Bible

Our team of fire protection and life safety professionals retain specialized degrees and professional licensures which is accompanied by  extensive expertise in designing complex fire-suppression and fire-alarm systems. They include water-based and non-water-based automatic suppression systems; and integrated campus-wide alarm designs, mass notification alarm designs, and high-rise voice evacuation alarm systems. 

With that experience comes  a great deal of wisdom to provide and share with clients. We bring real-world knowledge in code-compliance issues and local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) preferences. We leverage that knowledge to conduct life safety assessments and code compliance reports; generate detailed life safety plans; author and submit code compliance variances and equivalencies to AHJs; conduct facility condition assessment surveys,  and much more—the specifics that ensure SmithGroup building designs are code compliant, cost-effective, practical, and mitigate risk.