Preserving design integrity. Protecting life safety.
Hughes experts help architects ensure that designs meet all building and fire safety code requirements while providing a safe environment for occupants. Our experts combine their in-depth understanding of both the code requirements and the code intent as well as of the architectural design process to provide solutions that protect life safety while ensuring the preservation of the architectural design.
They provide comprehensive building code summaries to help architects integrate code requirements into the design process. As designs are developed, we provide a detailed review to ensure code compliance and to identify areas of non-compliance.
Architects turn to Hughes for their ability to go beyond simply identifying code compliance issues to provide practical alternative approaches. They draw on their in-depth expertise to integrate fire and life safety systems, of codes and standard implementation, fire systems design, construction management, fire and egress modeling, hazard assessments, and testing and evaluation. In addition to advanced technical tools and skills, we have the distinct advantage of on-site laboratory facilities and instrumentation for fire research and development.
Services for Architects
Hughes identifies and reviews design criteria for fire and life safety features and prepare code reports summarizing requirements and the proposed design approach.