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