ACE, Inc. provides building life-safety and fire protection system evaluation for its clients. A comprehensive evaluation report will identify all relevant aspects of the design and construction to assist clients in decision-making through introduction of creative code complying solutions to complex regulatory requirements and unique design features.

ACE, Inc. helps architects, engineers, developers, and building owners in the evaluation of building life-safety and fire
protection systems for new construction projects or existing buildings. We also provide design administration and
coordination between disciplines. In addition, ACE, Inc. will prepare and present thorough life-safety analysis and reports to the interested parties.


Our services include:

  • Life-safety and exit analysis for new and existing buildings.

    Evaluate construction documents for compliance with regulatory requirements of the Building and Fire codes. Present solutions tailored to each project for the required level of life-safety and fire protection of the building. Submit life-safety reports to building officials and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction to obtain their approval.
     

  • Design administration, management and coordination.

    Provide design administration and coordination between disciplines to assure all aspects of the general design goals and objectives have been addressed and implemented.
     

  • Plan review and inspection services for municipalities, State, and Federal agencies.

    Review of construction documents for compliance with the adopted codes and standards on behalf of municipalities, State, and Federal agencies.

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  • Fire protection and fire alarm system evaluation and testing.

    Evaluate and establish fire protection and fire alarm requirements for your buildings. Review fire protection and fire alarm shop drawings for compliance with applicable codes and standards and test these systems upon completion of the installation.
     

  • Smoke control system evaluation and testing.

    Evaluate and establish smoke control system requirements. Assist the design by introducing simple, cost-effective, code compliant design concepts.
     

  • Performance-based evaluation of building life-safety requirements.

    For unique projects, introduce alternative design methods to meet facility life-safety system requirements, design goals and objectives. Provide fire modeling to evaluate and justify suitability and adequacy of the life-safety systems for the intended use and occupancy.
     

  • Evaluation and preparation of Hazardous Material Inventory Statement (HMIS).

    Evaluate facilities containing hazardous materials and prepare necessary documentation for presentation to regulatory agencies. After completion of the life safety analysis, our team presents suitable solutions to address existing non-code complying building components and systems. Submit HMIS reports to the jurisdictions which require annual Hazardous Materials permits.
     

  • Evaluation of high rack and pile storage methods.

    Evaluate the proposed and existing high rack and piled storage systems for compliance with the applicable codes and standards.
     

  • Evaluation of existing buildings for code compliance.

    Evaluate existing buildings undergoing a change of use and/or occupancy for compliance and Introduce
    solutions to address non-code complying building components and systems.
     

  • Project review and compliance verification prior to project submittal to AHJs.

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Capabilities

Our experienced, engineering staff will evaluate your projects, prepare code analysis, inspect projects during construction; test smoke control, fire alarm, sprinkler, and other related life safety systems. Our expertise provides the knowledge and background needed to apply to complex, multi-disciplined and fast track projects which translates to faster project turn-around and cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Our plan review services provided to regulatory agencies will serve both the applicant and regulatory agencies by reduction of project turnaround time, consistent interpretation and enforcement of codes, and reduction of workload.