The majority of added costs and delays in the Passive Fire Protection Industry occur due to improper design, planning and presentation. No matter if you are utilizing BIM on a Design Build Project or have the top contractors in the country the majority of projects do not have a trained eye concerning Passive Fire Protection Products to help design and implement the correct products and systems per code requirements in the model and on the Construction Documents. By having FireWise Consultants as the unbiased third party managing your projects you are ensured that your facility will be completed with the most efficiently designed system while being on time and at budget eliminating numerous RFI's, change orders and delays. You also have a well spoken resource that can properly present and train all parties involved on what has been designed for the building from Architects/Engineers to the contractors installing the systems and most importantly to your inspection team.
Design For Total Cost of Ownership We work with your facility team to understand their needs will be once the building is operational and what products could be used to help save the building money over the total cost of ownership, not just the construction phase. When brought on a project in the early stages we can offer a top code compliant design that helps contractors provide the most accurate bid possible eliminating any questions or changes during construction. By being an unbiased consultant you have a trusted partner that is not "selling" you a product but instead utilizing the entire industry to find code compliant solutions.
Barrier Management Programs Per section 703.1 of the International Fire Code (Link Here) Fire Resistance Rated Construction like Walls, Firestops, Shaft Enclosures, Partitions, Smoke Barriers, etc. are required to be maintained and inspected annually. As a qualified Specialty Firestop Inspector we can design, implement and run a Barrier Management Program for your facility to ensure you meet these requirements and are prepared for third party inspections by firms like The Joint Commission. These programs can be implemented in existing buildings or during the construction of a new facility to provide an electronic tracking program to grow with your facility for years to come.
Quality Control As a trained Firestop Inspector we can routinely walk your project to make sure the contractors are following the proper installations per code requirements, look out for any unforeseen areas, provide random inspections before IOR/SFM, work directly with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to answer any questions/concerns and review documents with AHJ to help expedite the review process.
The best way to understand these cost savings is a short face to face meeting to review specific examples in your portfolio. The basis for our business is to save you multiples of our costs, cut project time significantly and maximize the utilization of your resources.