Hughes is the industry leader in developing alternative solutions to prescriptive code requirements, using engineering analysis methods based on defined fire safety goals and objectives.
Performance-based solutions are often aimed at achieving a code-equivalent level of fire safety, while addressing owner-specified goals, such as protection of critical equipment, art collections, or other valuable property; preservation of historic or significant architectural features; continuity of business operations; security; and cost. Through chairmanship positions on several NFPA technical committees, our staff consistently lead in development of groundbreaking fire safety techniques and they have written Code and Engineering Handbooks as well as numerous chapters for SFPE and NFPA handbooks.
Fire Protection Engineering
& Design Services
Hughes Associates provides a wide range of fire protection engineering and design services, including:
Fire Alarm Design
Fire Suppression/Sprinkler Systems Design
- Performance Based Design
- Egress Modeling Fire/Smoke Modeling
- Life Safety Analyses
- Litigation Support
- CFD Dispersion Modeling