fire protection

Design That Save Lives

H2M’s Fire Protection team offers comprehensive knowledge of fire protection and life safety requirements that can impact the preservation of life and property in a fire event. Our integrated knowledge of fire-rated construction and assemblies, egress requirements, and fire protection systems help protect building occupants, assist owners in helping to prevent and extinguish fires, and evacuate occupants in a fire emergency. We work directly with our clients to provide design, third-party review or existing conditions assessments to plan for building fire safety.

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Kelly L. Finzel, P.E.

Discipline Engineer

Ms. Finzel has over a decade of experience in Fire Protection Engineering and Life Safety consulting. Her expertise ranges across multiple markets including higher education, government installations, and historic preservation, to name a few.

Ms. Finzel is skilled in the design of fire alarm, mass notification, fire suppression and smoke control systems. As well as leading the fire protection engineering group, her responsibilities include detailing design concepts, development of bid documents and overseeing projects through construction. Ms. Finzel also performs internal coordination reviews of fire protection and MEP designs to achieve project life safety goals.

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  • Life Safety Review and Consulting
  • Means of Egress Evaluation
  • Code Analysis
  • Third-party Plan Review
  • Hazard and Risk Analysis
  • Emergency Communication System Design: Fire Alarm and Detection Systems and Mass Notification Systems
  • Water-Based Suppression System Design: Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
  • Fire Pump Design
  • Special Hazard Suppression System Design
  • Smoke Control Design
  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Construction Administration:
  • Review of Calculations, Shop Drawings, and Equipment Submittals

Projects

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H2M’s fire protection engineering service covers the following markets listed below, please click “learn more” to view each market.

education

H2M designs bright, engaging spaces that foster collaboration, encourage discovery, and inspire learners of all ages.

emergency services

H2M’s architects and engineers apply their experiences as emergency service personnel to envision how a facility will be used on a day-to-day basis.

industry

Facing increasing governance and scrutiny, industrial facilities are compelled to be proactive in their management.

insurance

Insurance industry professionals count on H2M engineers and consultants to service both residential and commercial claims.

municipalities

With deep roots in all of our local communities, H2M designs creative, environmentally responsible projects tailored to each of our client’s needs.

public agency

Our goal is to be considered a trusted adviser to our clients, and extension of their own in-house staff.

real estate

From the due diligence to the grand opening, H2M helps make visions a reality.

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