Our Experience

For over 10 years, Peer Review Associates' engineering staff has been on the front lines of the application of fire protection engineering principles to the design of buildings and structures.  Our staff has been involved in the creation of almost all of the performance-based codes and design methods presently in use in the U.S.  These include:

  • The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection (1st and 2nd Editions)
  • The SFPE Code Official's Guide to Performance-Based Design Review
  • The "SFPE Guidelines for Peer Review in the Fire Protection Design Process"
  • The performance option in NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code (2000, 2003 and 2006 editions)
  • The performance option in NFPA 5000, the Building Construction and Safety Code (2003 and 2006 editions)
  • ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities
  • SFPE Engineering Guide: Evaluation of the Computer Fire Model DETACT QS
  • SFPE Engineering Guide to Human Behavior in Fire
  • SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Exposures to Structural Elements
  • SFPE Engineering Guide for Assessing Flame Radiation to External Targets from Pool Fires
  • SFPE Engineering Guide to Predicting 1st and 2nd Degree Skin Burns
  • SFPE Engineering Guide to Piloted Ignition of Solid Materials Under Radiant Exposure
  • International Maritime Organization MSC/Circ.1002, "Guidelines on Alternative Design and Arrangements for Fire Safety"

Additionally, our engineering staff has co-developed and co-taught a graduate-level course on performance-based design at the University of Maryland

Specializing in Third Party Review of Complex Fire Protection Designs