- NFPA 1 (Uniform Fire Code)
- NFPA 13 (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems)
- NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm Code)
- NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)
- NFPA 5000 (Building Construction and Safety Code)
- International Performance Code
- International Building Code
- International Fire Code
- Smoke modeling
- Fire and evacuation modeling
- Structural engineering
Smoke modeling is conducted through the use of mathematical modeling software that has the capability to simulate and measure the growth of smoke hazards and suppressions. Butler Engineering gains valuable information by utilizing this technology to analyze smoke development and movement. Our team uses these findings to develop appropriate methods to minimize fire and life safety risks.
Smoke modeling issues include:
- Smoke development
- Smoke management design
- Suppression system activation
- Structural fire engineering (e.g., composite steel structure design, architectural exposed steel design, design of structures for extreme events)
Fire & Evacuation Modeling
Butler may be called upon to evaluate joints and fixtures on structural steel. This may take place onsite when accessible or samples may be removed and taken to the laboratory facility. A weld inspection will then be performed for qualification.
Butler carries out magnetic particle, dye penetrant and ultrasonic testing from a variety of its sites to the requirements of most engineering specifying authorities.
Existing or new contruction projects, Butler can be your representative on the job site to oversee the proper installation, testing, third party review and commissioning of fire protection, life safety and security systems.