Facility Design

Fire Protection Engineering

KCI offers a diverse background in the field of fire protection engineering.

We deliver cutting edge solutions and innovative approaches to the protection of life, property and continuity in business operations resulting from hazards associated with fire. Our comprehensive suite of fire protection engineering services includes code-and performance-based design, and we help our clients establish fire-safety goals that can be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance.

Services Offered

Facility assessments, surveys and analysis

Fire protection system design, acquisition, testing and commissioning

Fire and building code compliance and gap analysis

Fire alarm and mass notification

Fire risk assessment

Performance-based design

Smoke management design, testing and commissioning

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KCI has successfully designed fire alarm systems meeting ADA, NFPA 72, and NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) requirements. These designs have utilized all fire alarm system types, including hard wired, addressable, and PC-based, multi-plexed systems. KCI’s experience encompasses the installation of wet and dry pipe sprinklers systems, extension of existing sprinkler system piping, hazard assessment, and the design of chemical-based fire suppression systems.

Our team’s broad knowledge of the building and fire codes allows us to integrate fire alarm and suppression systems, coordinate fire protection systems with building features, develop cost effective alternatives during the design development process, identify the need for additional systems and features that codes may not adequately address, and coordinate construction period services and final surveys.

Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.

Our team has a wealth of experience in the design and upgrade of fire protection and other life safety systems meeting all current building codes, insurance, fire marshal and other standards.