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Our Approach

Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC was established in order to provide clients with first-rate fire protection engineering consulting services, focusing on computer fire & egress modeling and performance based design.  We have the expertise and innovation to solve the most unique design challenges.  We are breaking away from the corporate overhead, large margins, and promises to private investors that are ever so common in the large engineering firms you are used to working with. What does this mean?  We are able to provide the highest quality services and deliverables to our clients, at the fees you deserve.  We want to work with you, listen to your project needs, and provide design solutions with the interest of our client and public safety in mind, all while saving valuable project time and budget.

DAVID STACY, P.E.

Principal & Founder
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David Stacy founded Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC in May of 2018.  While attending the University of Maryland as an undergraduate student in Fire Protection Engineering, David’s goal has always been to make his mark in the small field of fire protection engineering by establishing his own consulting company.  Through over a decade of experience in fire protection, he discovered that his skills in computational modeling could propel himself and his company as a leader in a niche fire protection market.  Building a successful engineering consulting business while being as involved as possible with his young family’s life is the main reason why he left his previous employment and launched his company.

David has contributed to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) at two national conferences through presenting material on the advancement of computer fire modeling.  He is a licensed engineer in the State of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, and additional pending.

ARIC AUMOND, P.E.

Fire Protection Engineer
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Aric Aumond is a Fire Protection Engineer with experience in many aspects of fire protection engineering, with an emphasis on code consulting, hazard analysis and fire protection systems design. While attending the University of South Florida (USF) as an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, he worked as a designer producing fire sprinkler and fire alarm shop drawings. Soon after starting, he was recommended a book – The Killer Show. This book accounts first-hand experiences of the events leading up to and during the Rhode Island night club fire of 2003 responsible for the deaths of 100 people and the evolution our current building codes. It was then, knowing he could help to prevent horrific tragedies like this, that his passion for the industry ignited. He continued to advance his knowledge in the field by obtaining his Masters in Fire Protection Engineering from The University of Maryland (UMD).

Through the progression of his career from large architecture and engineering firms to small specialized life-safety consulting firms, he continued gaining valuable organizational insight and engineering experience. Ultimately, his desire to help build and grow a value-centric organization led him to Performance-Based Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC.

Aric also holds a NICET II certification in Water Based Systems Layout, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and shares affiliation with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).

AUSTIN GRANT, P.E.

Fire Protection Engineer
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Austin Grant is a Fire Protection Engineer with multi-state licensure, based out of Louisville, Kentucky.  It took him some time to figure out what he wanted to do as a career path, but after some time as a volunteer firefighter and a few engineering classes, Fire Protection Engineering was what he knew he wanted to do.

As a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology program, followed by obtaining his B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, Austin’s strong technical knowledge base and impact on the fire protection industry has been a great addition to the firm.  Having a solid background in fire protection system design including special hazards, over his professional career he has been involved in projects on military bases around the world, distilleries, breweries, schools, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, and everything in between.

For fun, he enjoys woodworking projects, photography, hiking, traveling, and playing with his dogs (a beagle and a golden retriever).

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Solve the current setback in your project, decrease your required mechanical capacities, and provide innovative fire protection design solutions.  Contact us today to see how we can help you and your team