Fire Protection Engineering

Design Alaska’s fire protection team is comprised of professional engineers and EIT’s. The department has multiple registered professional engineers that have passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), as required for major Government projects. Together, the team has considerable design and construction administration experience for new construction, renovation work, and design-builds of military, commercial, institutional, and residential facilities.

Fire Protection engineering covers all areas of life safety design including passive (fire-resistive construction, building code analysis, egress) as well as fire suppression and fire alarm / mass notification. The team has experience designing fire suppression systems including water-based automatic sprinkler, water mist, and residential as well as special hazard including high expansion foam, chemical extinguishment, and gaseous agents. Hydrant water flow testing in accordance with NFPA 291 is performed for the majority of projects. In addition to fire alarm design, the team has experience designing emergency communication systems such as in-building and wide-area mass notification systems.

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