Building and fire codes are the basis for ensuring safety in the spaces where we live, learn, work, and play. But code can be complicated, whether it’s fire department access to your project’s fire apparatus, hydrant spacing, hydrant quantity, or associated fire flow. Codes are the foundation for constructing safe, accessible, and resilient structures and the experts at TERPconsulting ensure building codes and standards used throughout all phases of a building’s lifecycle effectively incorporate new building technologies to address new and old hazards.
Compliance with building and fire codes is becoming increasingly complicated with local amendments and multi-jurisdictional interpretations only furthering the complexity. TERPconsulting excels at bringing projects of any size into compliance with the building codes required by an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). You can leave negotiations of key provisions to TERPconsulting’s team of code specialists who specialize in implementing industry standards during the design, build, and compliance process of existing buildings and new construction.
For existing projects, which may often be more complicated, TERPconsulting can assess and validate the original code against current requirements and provide the scope to determine the code that needs to be met. Code of record analysis allows TERPconsulting’s fire protection engineers to examine the original code when the building was constructed and compare it with the new code. This can be more restrictive, creating a need for alternative means and methods. TERPconsulting has the background and expertise to recommend alternative means and methods to establish equivalency when your project can’t meet a prescriptive code requirement.
From a cost-benefit analysis, TERPconsulting can guide you in navigating the requirements, and prescribe and identify the applicable code requirements necessary for your project. In addition, TERPconsulting’s experts can prepare a report outlining the requirements for design implementation and development that will assist the design team and reduce permit review times. TERPconsulting’s code consulting specialists are armed with the background necessary to reduce the costs associated with design and guide your project through permitting and inspections.