Providing full-service Engineering Design Services

Our fire protection engineering professionals strive to provide design and consulting that result in effective, budget-minded defenses against the threat of fire for life, property, and operations.

FIRE SUPPRESSION AND FIRE ALARM / NOTIFICATION DESIGN

Fire Protection Engineering design experience includes the following systems- wet and dry automatic fire sprinkler, special suppression, fire pumps, storage tanks, fire detection, and smoke control as well as fire alarm and emergency communication. These systems have been designed for all occupancy classifications including light, ordinary, extra ordinary, and high pile storage.

PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN

Performance-based design refers to the science of engineering fire protection and life safety systems to create a unique set of requirements for specific building characteristics. This approach is increasing in popularity in situations where meeting prescriptive code requirements are either impractical or would hinder the overall architectural vision of the space.

While performance-based approaches may not necessarily match prescriptive requirements, they are tailored to meet the intent of the code for the particular space. Existing, historic, and non-traditional buildings that may require complex systems, innovative technologies, and state-of-the-art features are all factors that can lead owners and consultants to seek this approach.

Our Fire Protection Engineers use alternative methods to address smoke control design, egress requirements, fire-rating requirements (structural, wall/floor assemblies) as well as other tools to assess the impact on the space and its occupants. Through this approach, we are able to provide Owners with appropriate and unique solutions that meet the intent of the code along while obtaining the project goals. Our professionals work closely with code-enforcing authorities to reach agreed upon resolutions for life safety. Performance-based design allows the design team to achieve flexibility, unique solutions, and potentially reduce costs all without compromising safety.

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Engineered Designs, Inc.
1151 SE Cary Parkway, Suite 200
Cary, North Carolina 27518
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