Kaitlin McGillvray, PE

Kaitlin McGillvray, PE

sr. fire protection engineer

A leader in New York City’s code consulting field, senior fire protection engineer Kaitlin brings her expertise in developing an overall code approach to address fire protection and life safety challenges presented throughout the Northeast region and beyond, including Mexico, Venezuela, and India. Her areas of specialty include construction type, egress analysis, determination of fire protection systems, protection of floor openings and special hazards, and alternative methods of construction for structural fire protection, smoke control, and egress.

Recognized for thoroughness and well-developed design solutions, Kaitlin has a wide range of project experience that includes mixed-use developments (including mega-developments), super high-rise structures, retail, office, assembly, healthcare, and residential (multi-family and hotel), historic and landmark structures, gaming, educational, and laboratory facilities.

New York City-based projects of note in Kaitlin’s fire protection engineering career include Hudson Yards, the World Trade Center, New York Public Library renovation, NYU 181 Mercer Street Development, Citi Headquarters renovation, and various mental health facilities. Other notable projects Kaitlin has worked on in the Northeast region are Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine renovation and expansion in Ithaca, NY, Mohegan Sun Sky Tower in Uncasville, CT, and The Sono Collection in Norwalk, CT.

A licensed fire protection engineer (PE) in New York and Nevada, Kaitlin serves on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 80/105 – Fire Doors and Windows as well as the subcommittee for Use, Occupancy Classification & Egress for NYC Buildings 2023 Code Revision Committee. She is a member of the New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s (ACEC New York) Leadership Institute. Kaitlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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