"Working together, we help our clients achieve their fire safety objectives to preserve lives, property, and business continuity in a cost-effective manner."
— Carl Baldassarra, Principal and Unit Manager
Having investigated and consulted on the fire protection of hundreds of structures, WJE professionals are experienced providers of life safety services for all types of new and existing structures. As leaders in the field, WJE professionals have participated in the development of many of the codes, standards, and evaluation techniques currently in use in the fire protection industry.
WJE helps clients develop cost-effective solutions to their challenging projects—solutions that meet their aesthetic goals without compromising public safety—for virtually all types of buildings and occupancies. WJE fire protection experts identify risks and design safeguards to help prevent, control, and mitigate the effects of fires in new and existing structures. Working with architects, building owners, and developers, we evaluate the life safety and property protection goals of clients to help them protect people, property, and the environment from the destructiveness of fire. We work with local authorities to facilitate approval of clients' project concepts and designs, saving time and reducing unnecessary expense during construction.
Using the latest techniques, WJE professionals expertly provide analysis of fire hazards; life safety evaluations; mitigation of fire damage by proper design, construction, arrangement, and protection of buildings; selection of materials, assemblies, and systems; review of industrial processes; the design of fire detection, notification, suppression, and communication systems; due diligence surveys; and post-loss investigation and analysis.
- Fire alarm system design and consulting
- Fire suppression system design and consulting
- Building and fire code consulting
- Structural fire protection and fire resistance design
- Fire protection strategy development
- Code compliance alternatives
- Fire engineering and modeling
- Egress analysis
- Fire/life safety assessment
- Construction period services
- Code development
- Performance-based design
- Fire research and testing
- Combustible facade evaluation
- Product development
- Loss investigation
- Expert testimony
- Commissioning and integrated testing of life safety systems
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