Fire & Life Safety Design Consulting
IEI’s lead fire protection engineer has over 35 years of experience in fire & life safety
Fire and life safety design consultants are relied upon, usually by the project architect to determine what building features are necessary to provide adequate occupant safety in case of a fire. Building and life safety codes, such as the International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC) and Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), form a basis for the requirements. Experience also plays a part, as the codes allow a performance approach tailored to the specific facility.
The local government authorities, usually the building department and fire department, also play a role in determining the design requirements. For federal projects, the General Services Administration (GSA), the Army Corps of Engineers or the Navy may play a role.