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Inspections – CBRE Properties

CBRE was looking for a partner who could handle inspections from our multiple divisions at multiple locations while providing them with a one stop shop solution for all of their fire and life safety needs.  Summit was able to achieve this while streamlining their current processes which created time saving efficiencies as well as cost savings.

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Means of Egress

Description

  • Review of codes and standards such as the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code to determine means of egress requirements for new buildings.
  • Examples: occupant loads, required egress widths, travel distance, common path of travel, number of exits and continuity, etc.
  • Examine existing building conditions to determine the adequacy of an existing means of egress system.
  • Assist in the design and development of the means of egress system for a building through review of architectural floor plans.
  • Calculations and analysis to determine approximate egress times for building occupants for various scenarios.
  • Preparation of Life Safety Evaluations, as required for buildings using smoke-protection of assembly seating.
  • Review/approval by Professional Engineer (PE) in fire protection engineering.

Level of Involvement

Can vary, depending on specific project and client needs. Typically, Summit Fire Consulting is working for the Architect of Record and can be involved during Schematic Design and Design Development only, providing cursory design guidance; or, we can be involved during the entire project: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration.

 

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