Code Consulting/Fire Protection

The Fire Protection Division of EPM is a full service fire protection engineering and code consulting firm, currently employing eight (8) senior, licensed fire protection engineers and a total of eighteen (18) engineers with MS Degrees in Fire Protection Engineering, making us one of the largest fire protection engineering groups in New England.

EPM, Inc. can provide code consulting services and prepare fire protection system designs for both new and existing buildings. The engineers at EPM, Inc. have a thorough working knowledge of fire protection code requirements and standards. The engineers at EPM also have extensive experience in evaluating existing building fire protection systems and features for code compliance.

Our Fire Protection services include:
  • Due Diligence Surveys
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Construction Observation
  • Fire Protection System Design
  • Fire Investigation
  • Computer Fire Modeling
  • Fire Safety Plans/Evacuation Procedures
  • Flammable Liquid/Gas Explosion Hazards
  • Dust Explosion Hazards
  • Hydraulic Calculations
  • Industrial Inspections and Surveys
  • Life Safety Reviews
  • Performance-Based Analysis
  • Pre-Fire Plans
  • Project Specifications
  • Fire Protection System Evaluations
  • Special Hazards System Design
  • Water Supply Evaluation and Testing
EPM engineers identify, apply and interpret the applicable codes and standards to develop a compliance approach, and negotiate this approach with local code and fire officials. EPM has expertise in the use of state-of-the-art fire and egress modeling software to provide performance-based analysis justifying alternatives to prescriptive code requirements.

EPM, Inc. engineers have a thorough understanding of both the literal text and the intent of the applicable code requirements, as well as the fire sciences forming the foundation of these requirements. Innovative and practical methods are used to solve code compliance challenges, applying an understanding of fire protection systems and mitigation of hazards. Compliance strategies are developed to meet the literal text, or the intent, of the applicable codes and standards within real-world project budget and schedule constraints.

Engineers at EPM have provided fire protection and code consulting services for buildings of virtually all types and uses, including but not limited to:
  • High Rise
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Residential
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Primary, Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Assembly (Arenas, Stadiums, Theaters)
  • Warehouses
  • Laboratories
  • Computer Rooms/Data Centers
  • Manufacturing/Processing
  • Mercantile/Retail
  • Power Generating Plants
  • Industrial Waste Facilities
We welcome the opportunity to assist your organization in meeting your fire protection needs.