January 1, 2016

Services

PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES: Cost-effective construction for effective life safety, property protection, model building and fire code compliance.

  • Design/Plan Review
  • Board of Appeals Requests and Hearings
  • Hazardous Materials Analysis
  • Code Revision and Representation
  • Construction Administration
  • Site Observations
  • Bid Document Preparation
  • Fire Protection and Water Supply Studies

FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING: A full-service engineering staff utilizing cutting-edge technology for cost-effective fire protection system design.

  • Hazard Evaluation
  • Smoke Control
  • Computer Modeling
  • Design Methodology
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Code Interpretation
  • Peer and Third-Party Review
  • Special Hazards
  • Performance-Based Design
  • Alternate Materials and Methods – Code Equivalency
  • Value engineered systems
  • Optimum insurance premiums with Insurance Underwriters

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM DESIGN SERVICES: Value-engineering from the architectural planning to the Certificate of Occupancy phase to meet all applicable Codes and Standards on design and installation. Cost-effective fire protection design.

  • Automatic Sprinkler System Design
  • Underground Fire Main, Fire Water Service, Fire Pump and Water Storage Design
  • Fire Alarm System Design
  • Special Hazard Design
  • Project Budget Forecasting
  • Project Completion Observation/Inspection
  • Fire Suppression, Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems Commissioning

INSPECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS: Visual inspection and testing observations required by Local, State and National Fire Codes, insurance underwriters, local jurisdictions and litigation.

  • Project Completion Observation
  • Code and Bid Document Compliance Observation

LOSS CONTROL SERVICES: Risk analysis related to life safety and property protection.

  • Property and process hazard analysis
  • Internal fire protection safety standards and procedures development
  • Underwriter recommendation review
  • On-site inspection programs to validate compliance with corporate or insurance guidelines
  • Comprehensive training programs that can be tailored to officers or employees

PLAN REVIEW SERVICES: Staff resources in the areas of Fire Protection Engineers and NICET Certified Fire Protection Designers, with comprehensive reviewing services.

  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Smoke Control and Evacuation System Review
  • Commodity Classification
  • Engineering Report, Alternate Methods and Materials Report or Performance-Based Design Review

THIRD-PARTY ACCEPTANCE TESTING: Review installations of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems and specialty fire suppression systems.

  • Observation/Inspection of new installation for code/bid document compliance
  • Field operational testing of systems for integration with other building/system components

INVESTIGATION, EXPERT WITNESS, AND TESTIMONY SERVICES: Review of fire losses, documentation, installation, inspection and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems and specialty fire suppression systems.

  • Review and analysis of system failures
  • Observation/Inspection of losses caused by fire or system failures

EDUCATION: FFCDI provides instructors for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and other professional organizations through seminars and webinars.

Futrell Fire Consult & Design, Inc.
8860 Jefferson Highway
Osseo, MN 55369-1500
Phone: 763.425.1001