- Surveys and Inspections
We will send our team of qualified professionals to survey and inspect the current state of your building. Our review will include all building components that fall under the FDNY regulations, such as fire detection systems and fire protection systems. Based on the inspection, we can prepare a full list of services necessary to address the issues or discrepancies.
We can also design full system replacements and additions to your current infrastructure to make them compliant. Our team will carry out comprehensive survey of all related building systems so that we can create accurate and detailed plans.
- Plans and Designs
We will draw up a complete plan with all the necessary changes based on the findings of our inspection. If you are constructing a new building, our team will develop the plans following all the applicable fire codes and restrictions.
We prepare full floor plans and riser diagrams as required by the Fire Department for issuing a permit. Our team also handles the designing of fire detection systems and fire protection systems and determine their optimum placement. The plans will accommodate all regulations like allowing spaces for fire escapes, clear passage to shaftways, use of appropriate materials and finishes and so on.
- Filing and Applications
We will submit all necessary plans and documents to the FDNY. Our team will work with FDNY officials to get your permit in the shortest time possible. The Fire Department will issue the permit after reviewing your plans and ensuring the design meets all applicable codes.
After you receive the permit, you can begin your construction.
Your construction should follow the plans accurately so that you can avoid any changes that violate the codes. You can work with our recommended contractors where we can guarantee a zero-change order. We will also manage and oversee the construction work, ensuring everything is built according to the FDNY-approved plans.
Proper construction prevents any deviations from the plans and saves you additional work and expenses that may occur for non-compliance.
If opted, our engineers will also oversee the installation of your fire detection and protection systems. This ensures that your work will be quickly approved by the FDNY after the construction is complete.
Your building, fire detection systems and fire protection systems will need to go through another round of inspections to get the final approval from FDNY. We will inspect your project and verify compliance with the approved plans from the Fire Department.
We will list all deviations and discrepancies so that your contractor can resolve them before the inspection by the FDNY.
- Assistance with FDNY Inspections
If you want, we can send our engineers to be present when the FDNY sends its inspection team. Our presence will make sure that the inspections go smoothly without any problems. We can also address issues and concerns of the inspector and help him as necessary.
It's always wise to have someone who can answer all the questions that come up during the inspection.
- Final Approvals
The final step in the compliance process is to obtain the Letter of Approval from the FDNY. Our team will follow up with the Fire Department to expedite the process and get your approval without delays. If any additional issues are identified, we will ensure they are addressed in a timely manner.
Following is a list of additional services we offer for our clients-
- Comprehensive design of fire protection systems
- Comprehensive design of fire alarm systems
- Designing fire protection plans
- Design of floor plans or fire safety and emergency action plans
- Consultation on fire and building codes
- Expedited approvals from FDNY
- Expedited services for FDNY inspections and Letter of Approval
- Pre-inspection of fire systems and installations
- Remedial plans for FDNY and fire code violations
- Diligence reporting