Fire and Life Safety

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GHD’s Fire & Life Safety services use engineering, science, technology and our knowledge and experience to find practical, innovative and efficient solutions to a variety of fire and life safety matters in the built environment.

Every day we work with owners, developers, agencies, fire and building authorities, risk managers, insurers and design professionals to understand and collaboratively integrate fire and life safety objectives into the needs of our clients. Our team of fire engineers, designers and life safety consultants are focused on the challenges of fire and its effect on people, business and the environment. We effectively interpret and apply codes and standards, fire systems, fire engineering and life safety methodologies with a holistic view of fire and life safety and the other protection disciplines for both new and existing buildings, while keeping sustainability, economics and regulatory considerations in mind.


  • Building, Fire and Life Safety Codes Consulting
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), insurer & fire test standards consulting
  • Fire and building authorities permitting and regulatory approvals assistance
  • Fire engineering design briefs and reports
  • Performance-based design and alternative solutions
  • Analysis of fire resistance, compartmentation, active fire systems, egress and fire service interventions
  • Fire and egress computer modeling
  • Fire and life safety master plans
  • Due diligence and loss prevention assessments
  • Dangerous goods and hazardous materials analysis
  • Smoke management consulting
  • Explosion prevention, mitigation and venting
  • Fire sprinklers, standpipes, fire pumps, hydrants, water supply, water spray, foam and other fire extinguishing systems design and consulting
  • Special hazards clean agents, carbon dioxide, dry/wet chemicals and explosion controls
  • Fire detection, alarms, communication and mass notification systems design and consulting
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