Performance Based Designs (PBD) are used to demonstrate that certain aspects of a project meet or exceed the prescriptive requirements of the code. Fire scenarios are evaluated within a building to determine the effectiveness of various fire protections systems. Example analyses include alternate smoke detector placement, allowances in excess travel distances, separation of fuel packages, and more.
Fire & Egress Modeling
Fire and egress modeling can also be utilized in smoke control system design, specifically in atria and large open areas such as arenas, theaters, and other assembly spaces. These analyses can greatly reduce mechanical capacities, compared to more often utilized algebraic hand-calculation methods. The analysis take into consideration building features such as unique geometry and makeup air, which the hand calculation methods cannot account for.
SMOKE CONTROL ANALYSIS
A building airflow analysis can be performed through a CONTAM analysis. This approach determines smoke control system design, taking into consideration the effects multiple systems may have on one another in a building, such as stairwell and elevator pressurization. These analyses result in system interactions being accounted for, saving time and headache during Acceptance & Commissioning.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
We have the experience and technical competency to provide thorough third party review services. Add a level of value engineering to your project in order identify possible issues and errors with a design. This service can save valuable project time and budget to later phases of the design. Our focus is to provide performance based design peer review services as well as Acceptance Testing & Commissioning.
In addition to the above main work types, we can also provide the following service offerings:
- Building & Fire Code Consulting
- Fire Protection System Design & Review
- Property Condition Assessments/Due Diligence
- Hazardous Materials Analysis
- Research Support
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