Fire Protection & Life Safety Engineering
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.