With today’s facilities subject to numerous and ever-changing codes and standards, as well as an increasing level of scrutiny by various code officials, the importance of understanding and delivering compliant code solutions is paramount to the success of building designs.



WSP USA has a worldwide team of fire protection engineers and consultants that are able to meet the collective technical challenges faced by modern building designs. The fire protection and life safety practice has the experience and expertise to navigate codes and standards and identify solutions that will balance the desired building design with the necessary compliance requirements.

The benefit of including fire protection and life safety resources and capabilities with your team is our ability to translate and negotiate the requirements of code officials with the preferences and vision of the client team. We provide cost-effective resolutions that meet all regulatory compliance challenges.

We deliver specialist services in the areas of:

  • Automatic sprinkler, fire alarm and mass notification systems design and project specifications.
  • Building and fire code analysis/review
  • Statement of condition surveys and reports
  • Fire protection/life safety master plan
  • Smoke control system concept design and analysis
  • Egress analysis and design
  • Negotiations with authorities having jurisdiction
  • Commissioning of fire protection and smoke control systems
  • Due diligence surveys
  • Third party reviews
  • Litigation support