Emerson Graham + Associates

Fire Protection | Code Consulting | Life Safety

Fire protection design, fire safety solutions for a complex world.

Do you have code questions? ​Can we help you meet your fire protection or life safety challenges?

FIRE + EGRESS MODELING

Life Safety Engineering Solutions

Emerson Graham + Associates has built a reputation heavily serving these industry sectors. Fundamental life safety strategies and engineering services have been effectively applied across a broad range of occupancies and uses. Our expert team is here to provide the care and attention your project needs.

Our team has also worked on projects in historic buildings, hospitality, detention, education, multi-family housing, condominums, high-rise and tall vertical construction, and even very unique structures. These projects have been achieved through various project delivery methods (design-build, design-bid-build, etc.).

Our experts often assist in the re-use of existing buildings for modernization and change of occupancy types.

Our Sectors

flexibility in design is always our aim.​

We are focused on meeting our client’s needs. While safety is paramount, often there is more than one code-compliant solution.  Providing flexibility to support your design is always our aim.

College & University

Condominiums

Correctional & Detention

Energy & Utilities

Federal & GSA

Industrial & Manufacturing

High Piled Storage

High-Rise Buildings

Historic Buildings

Hospital & Medical Facilities

Hospitality & Restaurants

Laboratories

Large Assembly Spaces

Multi-Family Housing

Museums & Cultural

Performing Arts

Large Scale Retail

Skilled Nursing Facilities

State & Local Government

Veteran's Affairs (VA)

Warehouses

Hospital & Medical Facilities

We have a broad expertise in performing life safety analysis within the complex healthcare industry.

Industrial + Energy

Hazards within industrial and manufacturing facilities are varied and complex. We are experienced in performing

Government + Higher Education

We are experienced in working with clients in Federal, State and Local government procurement and project

Warehousing + Retail

Our expertise in fire protection schemes for the storage of various commodities and hazardous materials can

2014

EG+A Consulting Founded In

About Us

Building design must prove reliable under fiery tests.

Whether it’s what a building is constructed of, what materials or commodities are placed inside it, what measures are in place to protect it or how it is designed to aid people in traversing it, a building design must prove reliable under fiery tests. Our firm is committed to helping you meet that most noble goal.

While all design professionals are involved in protecting the public, as a fire protection engineering firm, we believe we have a very unique privilege to safely protect people from the ill-effects of fire. It is not a responsibility to take lightly.

Testimonials from Architects, Developers and Facility Managers

Our Engineering Services

innovative, cost-effective Solutions

Providing innovative, cost-effective designs covering a wide range of fire protection and life safety systems.

Fire Protection

- Automatic Fire Sprinkler - Standpipe System

Code Consulting

- Building Code Analysis
- Fire Code Analysis
- Existing Building Code Analysis
- Rehab Construction

Life Safety

- NFPA 101
- Life Safety Code
- Analysis Construction Drawings (G series)
- Life Safety Drawings

Due Diligency + Inspection

-Due diligence studies for current and prospective building owners in FP systems
- Third-Party Inspection

Third-Party + Peer Review

- Peer review provided for jurisdictions
- Contractors and Design Professionals

Fire Safe Master Planning

- Campus Fire Alarm Network Master Planning
- Campus Civil-Site Works Master Planning
- Water Supply Testing + Analysis
- Fire Flow
- Fire Hydrant Systems

Fire Safety + Prevention

- Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
- Fire Hazards Analysis
- Fire Safety Audits

Performance-Based Design

- Code Alternative Means
- Fire Code Modifications
- Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) Analysis

Commissioning (FCx)

- Integrated Testing of Fire Protection Systems
- Fire system commissioning (FCx) plans
- Specifications and Implementation Strategies

Fire Protection

Due diligence studies for current and prospective building owners in FP systems Third-Party Inspection

Code Consulting

Building Code Analysis Fire Code Analysis Existing Building Code Analysis + Rehab. Construction

Life Safety

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code Analysis Construction Drawings (G series) - Life Safety Drawings...

Due Diligence + Inspection

Due diligence studies for current and prospective building owners in FP systems Third-Party Inspection...

Third-Party + Peer Review

Peer review provided for jurisdictions, contractors and design professionals Full-service plans examinations for...

Fire Safe Master Planning

Campus Fire Alarm Network Master Planning Campus Civil-Site Works Master Planning Water Supply...

Protect What Matters

Can We help you meet your fire protection or life safety challenges?

Our Portfolio

Our Commitment to Our Clients Comes from Our Rich & Diverse Experience

Client Projects Across a Broad Spectrum of Industries

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Fire Protection for Aircraft Hangars & Aviation

Ensuring the safety of irreplaceable aircraft demands the most meticulous fire protection design. At Emerson Graham and Associates, our team of fire protection engineers understands this critical challenge. We take a collaborative approach, working closely with all stakeholders – owners, airports, authorities, insurers, and both maintenance and design teams – to develop a comprehensive fire protection plan that meets the unique needs of your aircraft facility.

Fire Protection for Assisted Living Facilities

Protecting the irreplaceable lives entrusted to your care requires the most meticulous fire protection plan. At Emerson Graham and Associates, our team of fire safety experts understands this critical responsibility. We collaborate closely with all stakeholders – administrators, residents, families, firefighters, and regulatory agencies – to develop a comprehensive fire protection plan specifically tailored to your Assisted Living Facility.

Behavioral Facilities

Ensuring the safety of your residents in a behavioral facility requires the utmost vigilance in fire protection. At Emerson Graham and Associates, our team of life safety engineers understands the unique challenges you face. We collaborate with administrators, staff, and regulatory agencies to create a comprehensive fire protection plan that prioritizes resident safety and meets all code requirements.

The consequences of inadequate fire protection in a behavioral facility can be devastating.

By partnering with Emerson Graham and Associates, you can ensure your behavioral facility has the necessary fire protection measures in place to safeguard your residents and staff.

FIRE PROTECTION SYS. (FX; FA)

Automatic Fire Sprinkler + Standpipe Sys.
Smoke Management + Smoke Control Sys.
Fire Alarm + Emergency Evacuation Sys.
Mass Notification Systems
Foam + Fixed Water Spray + Special Hazards
Gaseous Agent + Water Mist Systems
Water Supply Storage + Fire Pumps

CODE CONSULTING

Building Code Analysis
Fire Code Analysis
Existing Building Code Analysis + Rehab.
Construction Drawings (G series) – Code Applications Consultation + Development
Change of Occupancy + Existing Building Alt.
Code Development Representation

LIFE SAFETY (LS; G; A)

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code Analysis
Construction Drawings (G series) – Life Safety Drawings Consultation + Development
Life Safety Assessments + Life Safety Drawings for Health Care facilities accreditation (Joint Commission, AAAHC, etc.)
Egress Analysis + Design Solutions

DUE DILIGENCE + INSPECTION

Due diligence studies for current and prospective building owners in FP systems
Third-Party Inspection – Fire Protection (FP) Systems, Fire Resistive Construction, MOE
Third-Party System Acceptance Testing
Special Inspections (IBC) in Firestop/Joints, Struct. Spray (SFRM) + Smoke Control Sys.

THIRD-PARTY + PEER REVIEW

Peer review provided for jurisdictions, contractors and design professionals
Full-service plans examinations for all NFPA and I-Codes provided by professional engineers in each respective discipline
Performance-based design peer review

FIRE SAFE MASTER PLANNING

Campus Fire Alarm Network Master Planning
Campus Civil-Site Works Master Planning
Water Supply Testing + Analysis
Fire Flow + Fire Hydrant Systems
Fire Department Apparatus Site Planning
Wildland-Urban Interface Considerations
Phased-Fire Protection Replacements

FIRE SAFETY + PREVENTION

Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
Fire Hazards Analysis + Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Safety Audits
Fire & Smoke Resistive Barrier Management
Hazards Materials Analysis + Maximum Allowable Quantity (MAQ) Evaluation
High-Piled Storage Code Studies/Plans

PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN

Code Alternative Means + Methods Requests
Building + Fire Code Modifications
Computer Fire + Egress Modeling
Structural Fire Engineering Calculations
Firestopping Engineering Judgments
Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) Analysis

COMMISSIONING (FCx)

Integrated Testing of Fire Protection Systems
(i.e., interfaces between sprinkler and suppression systems, fire alarm, elevator, fire doors, dampers, egress locking)
Fire system commissioning (FCx) plans, specifications and implementation strategies