Preserving design integrity. Protecting life safety.
HAI experts help architects ensure that designs meet all building and fire safety code requirements while providing a safe environment for occupants. HAI 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, HAI experts provide a detailed review to ensure code compliance and to identify areas of non-compliance.
Architects turn to HAI 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, Hughes has the distinct advantage of on-site laboratory facilities and instrumentation for fire research and development.
Services for Architects
HAI experts identify and review design criteria for fire and life safety features and prepare code reports summarizing requirements and the proposed design approach.