The FP Engineering Department at GSE consists of fire protection engineers and code officials with a background in commercial, government, and heavy industrial operations. We have a broad experience base in the areas of active and passive fire protection systems.

We have designed water based and non-water based suppression systems, networked fire alarm systems, life safety systems, code consulting, and modeling.

GSE’s Code Compliance staff includes former municipal code officials who are certified by the ICC and experienced with code review, facility inspections and design around complex code issues. Our experience also includes industrial high-hazard occupancies, performance-based concepts and passive fire protection/life safety systems.

Fire Protection Engineering Solutions

Water Based Suppression Design

  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Water Spray Systems
  • Water Mist Systems
  • Foam Systems
  • Fire Pumps
  • Hydraulic Calculations

Non-Water Based Suppression Design

  • Clean Agent
  • Halon Calculations
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Nitrogen
  • Wet & Dry Chemical Systems
  • Total Flooding or Local Application

Fire Alarm Systems

  • Addressable Systems
  • Non-Addressable Systems
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Alternate Detection Methods: Video Smoke Detection, Linear Detection and UV-IR

Passive Fire Protection Systems

  • Fire / Smoke Barriers
  • Egress Calculations
  • Compartmentation
  • Smoke Management
  • Fireproofing & Coatings
  • Explosion Suppression

Performance Based Design

  • Hazard Analysis
  • Risk Assessment

Fire Simulation & Smoke Modeling

  • CONTAM – Smoke Model
  • CFAST – Zone Model
  • FDS – Computational Fluid Dynamics

Code Consulting

Forensic Fire Analysis