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Formed in 1988, our scope of business centers around five major client needs:

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Fire investigation and failure analysis of fire protection systems

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Litigation support and case management

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Planning and design of fire prevention and protection systems and emergency communications strategies and systems

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Analysis of fire protection system performance and/or malfunctions

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Fire protection, fire prevention, emergency management, emergency communications and mass notification educational seminars and programs

Special Applications:

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We have the capability of conducting detailed noise surveys, including 1/3 octave band analysis and OSHA DOSE surveys.  Designing fire alarm systems for narrow band signaling can significantly increase effectiveness and decrease system costs.  See the sample report on the Resources page.

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We can also model the intelligibility of emergency voice alarm communication systems, Mass Notification Systems (MNS) and paging systems in accordance with NFPA 72 and IEC standards.  Our equipment, software and methodologies permit measurements in spaces before occupancy and calculation of the expected intelligibility during occupied periods.  

Typical Projects

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Reconstruction, investigation and analysis of system performance during fires. 

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Management of case documents and information using LexisNexis CaseMap, TextMap and TimeMap along with our IQ File  system.

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Analysis of an existing system's ability to meet specific goals or building codes. 

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Design of fire detection, signaling and protection systems for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential occupancies. 

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Research codes and provide detailed analysis of origin, intent and applicability.

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Perform hazard and risk analyses and make recommendations for prevention, protection and mitigation.

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Determination of the cause and remedy of detection system false alarms. 

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Presentation of educational programs for inspectors, plans reviewers, engineers, owners, managers and installers. 

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Measurement of 1/3 octave band noise, voice system intelligibility and OSHA DOSE (noise) surveys. 

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Study of ambient noise and designation of Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces per NFPA 72.

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Assist owners in developing comprehensive Emergency Plans and emergency communications strategies, including review and selection of Emergency Communications Systems and Mass Notification Systems.

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Development of performance based requirements and specifications for fire prevention and protection systems. 

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Review plans and specifications.  Provide comments on performance and code compliance.

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Organize and conduct independent reviews of equipment, contractors and vendors.  Provide documentation of review and assist in the selection. 

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Evaluate contractor and vendor submittals and shop drawings.  Determine system's ability to meet intent of specifications, drawings and codes. 

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Set-up and witness final tests and inspections of fire protection systems.  Prepare system punch-lists and follow-up on task completions. 

 

 


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Last modified: January 08, 2016

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