The engineering staff provides comprehensive reviews of designs for buildings and building systems to determine compliance with state laws, regulations and codes. This service can identify potential design issues prior to construction.
The staff provides technical assistance to owners, design professionals, contractors, the general public and government officials. The type of assistance ranges from answering general fire protection questions to reviewing more complex fire protection engineering problems that are not specifically addressed by codes. The staff also maintains communication with local, state and national fire protection organizations.
The engineering staff provides educational information to design professionals, contractors and local officials about fire protection requirements and methods. The staff also offers presentations and delivers courses at seminars and professional association meetings. Articles for publication in various newsletters are generated.