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Adriana Alvarado

Senior Associate

 
Experience

Adriana Alvarado is an industry expert with twenty-two years of experience in fire and life safety analysis, code consultation and egress design. Throughout her career, Ms. Alvarado has headed life safety project teams and participated in various design and code consulting projects. Her experience includes new construction and existing/historical projects throughout the United States.

Prior to joining WJE, Ms. Alvarado was Project Director for Aon Fire Protection Engineering and a consultant for Jensen Hughes, Inc.  Her responsibilities included being the lead for life safety project teams, providing code consulting for project design teams, plan review services for determining compliance with local and or state adopted codes and amendments, preparing egress designs, and filling the role of the authority having jurisdiction.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

 

Life Safety

  • BNA - Nashville International Airport - TN: Building code review and fire department access for multistory terminal expansion and renovation
  • Harris County Justice Center - Houston, TX: Life safety review and code consulting for mitigation, restoration and expansion project
  • Charles Schwab Westlake Campus Phase II - Westlake, TX: Building code reviews, code consulting and egress study for new high-rise office and assembly buildings
  • Burnett-Bayland Rehabilitation Center - Harris County, TX: Code Consulting and building code review of new juvenile detention facility on existing campus
  • Medcore Assisted Living / Independent Living / Memory Care Development - Atascosita, Harris County, TX: Building code review and code consulting for multistory assisted living facility
  • Spaces California - San Jose, Sacramento, and San Diego, CA: Building code review and consulting of select floor levels of multiple buildings for office and assembly use

 

Egress Assessment

  • Azure on the Park Apartments - Atlanta, GA: Life safety and fire protection condition assessment of existing high-rise apartment building and mid-rise multiuse building of apartments, garage and restaurant space
  • United Airlines Baggage IAH - Houston, TX: Building code review and consulting for new high-rise automated baggage building
  • AT&T - Dallas, TX: Egress plan analysis of proposed renovations to AT&T Level 1 multiuse floor

 

Code Consulting

  • Mickey Leland International Airport - Houston, TX: Building code review and consulting for new terminal building
  • BSWH Administrative Center - Dallas, TX: Life safety building code reviews, and code consulting and development of alternative methods of construction for new high-rise
  • Eastman Chemical Company Expansion - St. Gabriel, LA: Plan review and code consulting for new buildings to serve as offices, assemblies and laboratories on existing site
  • McKinney & Lemmon Office Tower - Dallas, TX - Code consulting and egress analysis for proposed mixed-use development to include high-rise office shell core towers and associated parking garage, retail spaces, and assembly spaces/floors
  • Woodroe Petty Elementary School - Taft, TX - Code consulting for renovation and repair of existing elementary school

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Peer Review

  • University of Texas at El Paso - Sun Bowl Stadium: Plan review, code consulting and site visit for existing stadium
  • 3-Dimensional Services Group - City of Rochester Hills, MI: Review of hazardous assessment requirements for proposed outside hazardous materials tank storage at existing facility’s site
  • Houston Center - Houston, TX: Code consulting on proposed renovations to existing high-rise building and proposed reconfiguration of existing vertical openings
Professional Affiliations

International Code Council (ICC)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Registrations

ICC Certified Building Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Commercial Energy Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Fire Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Mechanical Plans Examiner

Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Construction Science, 1995