To ensure buildings are designed and constructed in compliance with applicable fire safety codes and standards, building and access board (BAB) appeals and variance preparation are essential processes the fire protection engineers at TERPconsulting are adept at performing. While performing BAB appeals and variance preparation the specialists at TERPconsulting review building plans and specifications to determine whether they meet the requirements of local, state, and federal regulations governing fire protection and life safety.
TERPconsulting has expertise in pursuing BAB appeals which are formal requests made to the Building and Access Board seeking to challenge or modify the application of a fire safety code or standard. This request typically involves the presentation of evidence and arguments in support of the requested modification. A variance, on the other hand, is a formal waiver of a particular requirement of a fire safety code or standard.
TERPconsulting’s preparation of BAB appeals and variance typically involves a comprehensive review of applicable codes and standards, as well as a thorough understanding of the unique aspects of the building in question. TERPconsulting’s licensed fire protection engineers are well-versed in the various codes and standards that apply to different types of buildings and occupancy types, as well as the most current design and construction techniques and technologies. The skilled technicians at TERPconsulting are skilled at effectively communicating their findings and recommendations to building owners, architects, and other stakeholders, as well as to the BAB and other regulatory authorities.
BAB appeals and variance preparation are critical components of fire protection engineering to ensure buildings are designed and constructed in a safe and code-compliant manner while also providing flexibility for unique design challenges and site conditions.