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Fire Protection Engineering

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In response to evolving societal expectations, the built environment has changed, producing increasingly complex, energy-efficient and flexible structures. These same expectations also apply to Life Safety; failure of buildings to safely accommodate occupants is literally not an option. The application of sound Fire Protection principles has become a vital aspect of many new building projects, and operational concern for existing facilities.

Our national fire protection engineering team works with clients to provide code consulting for new facility design, designs for upgrades and renovations of specific protective systems in existing buildings, and litigation support following a fire incident. We have experience designing a variety of fire suppression, detection, alarm, and communication systems. Our team also routinely provides analysis and recommendations for the analysis and design of water supply and distribution systems including on-site water storage, fire pumps, hydrant installations, and water supply systems.

The Coffman fire protection engineering team offers the following services:

  • Egress Systems
  • Fire Code Consulting/Code Negotiation
  • Fire Detection, Alarm, and Communication Systems
  • Fire Modeling
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Hydrant Flow Tests/Analysis
  • Passive Fire Protection Design
  • Performance Based Design
  • Plan Review/Code Checking
  • QCFPE Services
  • Smoke Control and Management
  • Litigation Support

Fire Protection Engineering Department Growth

May 2017: In a strategic move to support clients in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we opened a D.C. Metro office in Fulton, Maryland. Read about it here.

May 2016: We were pleased to welcome the well-respected professionals from Honolulu-based S.S. Dannaway Associates, Inc. Their long history in the Pacific region and Asia increases Coffman's reach into this area and our depth of fire protection engineering services.  Learn more about this acquisition.

April 2016: Coffman has enhanced our fire protection capabilities by adding the talented professionals of Bozeman-based Sprinkler Technology Design, Inc. Click here for more details about the merger. 


Bob Libby, P.E., FSFPE


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