FIRE PROTECTION DESIGN

The safety of building occupants is of paramount importance. We keep this fact first and foremost in our minds as the main driver of our fire protection designs. A thorough knowledge of the National Fire Protection Agency NFPA design standards coupled with access to a strong equipment vendor knowledge base allows AEP to deliver safe and sturdy systems. For the Fire Protection Engineer, a deep experience base is a key factor in the early design phase as that knowledge can be drawn upon to provide quick and accurate design approaches and solutions that suite a specific project. For new construction, our Fire Protection Engineers take the “Whole Building Approach” to the design of the building when incorporating fire protection requirements into a facility, as an example some projects may see reduced costs in materials and labor if the new building is provided with automatic sprinklers which help to reduce the code-driven requirements in other areas. In these cases including automatic water-based sprinkler systems will reduce the amount of materials and construction required in a building and as a result reduces the cost of the building and meets one of the qualifications for a sustainable building. The Fire Protection Engineer will develop building hazard classifications per national standards and codes that are appropriate for each particular facility and document this process carefully.

  • Prevailing Code Research and Analysis
  • Wet and Dry Pipe Automatic Sprinkler System Design
  • Hydraulic Calculation
  • Time of Delivery Calculation – Dry Pipe
  • Special Hazard Groups – Class IV and Plastics Commodities Design
  • NFPA-13 Rack Storage Sprinkler Design
  • CMSA, ESFR Sprinkler type design