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“I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the excellent service Summit Companies has provided. Considering this is the first year of our contract, without knowing the alarm side of the inspections, I’d say Summit provided a level service we haven’t enjoyed in years. Your team inspected twenty-six buildings, 2.4 million square feet, and I did not receive one complaint from out tenants. The schedule you sent me was so well done, all I had to do was forward it to the proper parties. The billings matched the proposals and there were no surprises which is outstanding. The fact that your team always goes above and beyond in all areas is amazing. I also really appreciate a company that stands behind their proposals! In a society where customer service seems to be disappearing, Summit Companies sets a standard that should be the benchmark for any service related company. ”
Doug Beckwith, Chief Engineer Carlson Real Estate Portifolio
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Minneapolis-St Paul, MN Installed a CO2 fire suppression system for multiple acid wet benches in multiple clean rooms using one bank of CO2 tanks due to extremely limited space. The environment was extremely corrosive due to the acid benches. Installed selector valve to route the CO2 discharge to specific room and specific wet bench Used stainless steel pipe to counter corrosion To keep spot nozzles [...]Read more about this project
Liaise With Authority Having Jurisdiction
- Serve as communication lead between project team and Authority Having Jurisdiction for both general and scope-specific aspects of the project.
- Coordinate meetings, testing, etc., with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Communicate goals and expectations of project team to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Provide documentation in the form of Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, etc. Documentation can either be utilized during meetings and discussions with the Authority Having Jurisdiction, or simply as a means of documenting project direction and past agreements amongst project stakeholders.
Level of Involvement
Can vary, depending on project. Typically, Summit Fire Consulting serves as a liaison with code officials, at least to some extent, regardless of the type of project or level of involvement of Summit Fire Consulting. Summit Fire Consulting can be involved during Schematic Design and Design Development only; or, we can be involved during the entire project: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration to maintain continuity as a “face” for the design team and/or construction team with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
As a consultant contracted directly to the Minnesota Twins for Special Inspector services of the smoke control systems provided at Target Field, Summit Fire Consulting also acted as a general liaison between the project team the Authority Having Jurisdiction for other fire life safety topics involved with the project – outside the original scope of smoke control. As a general life safety coordinator during construction, Summit Fire Consulting attended weekly meetings with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (including both fire code officials and building code officials) that served as a forum for the Authority Having Jurisdiction to voice questions and concerns that arose as the construction of the $500+ million-project progressed. Summit Fire Consulting offered assistance in both researching and resolving such questions and concerns and communicating directly with the Authority Having Jurisdiction on behalf of the project team. Such topics included fire alarm monitoring, Fire Department response, Fire Department access to the stadium, stairwell pressurization requirements, fire sprinkler zoning, equivalent fire ratings of unique construction assemblies, etc. Further, Summit Fire Consulting assisted in generally coordinating project timelines involving inspections of fire life safety systems prior to Certificate of Occupancy, as the building neared completion.