News & Events

 

CCI Metioned in Security Today Article About Penn Station

May 2013

 

The complete article can be found here: All Aboard - Security Today

 

BIG Retailer Storage Hazard Challenge

March 2013

 

Code Consultants, Inc. Principal Steven Wolin, PE, authors an excellent cover stored in the March/April 2013 issue of NFPA Journal, BIG Retailer Storage Hazard Challenge.  The article discusses full scale fire testing for international retailer IKEA to devise efficient sprinkler protection criteria for their rack storage.

 

Additional Online Resources:

 

Feature Article in NFPA Journal
http://www.nfpa.org/publicJournalDetail.asp?categoryID=2799&itemid=60673&searchString=&searchCat=

 

Fire Protection Research Foundation Report on the testing
http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=2777&itemid=60200&searchString=&searchCat=

 

Watch Steve’s appearance on NFPA Insider where he discusses the article:

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/iF1C3iU83Bc

 

CCI now has Small Business Classification

March 2012

 

Code Consultants, Inc. (CCI) is now classified as a Small Business under NAICS Code 541330 based on the U.S. Small Business Administration's recent revisions to the Size Standards for Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

 

CCI looks forward to continuing our involvement on projects in the Government sector and can now fulfill a portion of the Small Business participation goals required for many government projects.

 

For inquires or further information please contact:

 

Joe Kolodziej, Director of Business Development

joek@codeconsultants.com

314.991.2633

 

CCI Issues Report on Water Consumption for Fire Protection

February 2012

 

The Fire Protection Research Foundation has published a report prepared by CCI that investigates water use for fire protection in a variety of building types. The report provides information on the relative water use of sprinklered and unsprinklered buildings, including water use for fire fighting activities and inspection, testing, and maintenance of sprinkler systems. The report identifies that significant quantities of water can be used for fire protection in some occupancies and provides a basis for establishing fire water fees that are proportional to the anticipated water use.

 

The complete report can be found on the NFPA's website

 

CCI to present on Sprinkler Protection for Rack Storage and Fire Flow Water Consumption at NFPA Conference
January 2012

 

CCI has been selected to present two sessions at the 2012 NFPA Conference in Las Vegas. Will Smith will present the results of a Fire Protection Research Foundation project on water consumption for fire flow. Steve Wolin will present the results of large-scale fire tests to investigate sprinkler protection criteria for exposed expanded plastics stored in racks.

 

Details are available on NFPA’s website

 

Steve Wolin to present on Sprinkler Protection for Expanded Plastics Fires at SUPDET Conference
January 2012

 

Steve Wolin has been invited to present research on protection criteria for expanded plastics at the 2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications conference (SUPDET) in Phoenix.

 

Details are available on NFPA’s website

 

Greg Miller, President of CCI quoted in Architecture Magazine article - Burn Notice

January 2012

Click here to read article

 

CCI Team Provides New Fire Alarm System for Penn Station
October 12, 2011

In 2007, Amtrak awarded a contract to Code Consultants Inc. (CCI) to design a state-of-the-art fire alarm system for Penn Station with the capability for mass notification in the event of a non-fire emergency. Located under Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, Penn Station has approximately 500,000 people pass through its doors each day.

 

The project, which reached substantial completion on May 31, is a prime example of how CCI’s teamwork with the owner and contractors can successfully complete a project. CCI and the owner and contractors were able to carry out renovation work while meeting the project’s tight deadlines, in one of the busiest rail stations in the world, without disrupting its day-to-day operations.

 

The project’s success is a testament to the value of including CCI’s design professionals throughout the design and construction phase of such a highly challenging project. Most importantly, the rail passengers who travel through New York’s Penn Station are safer because of a state-of-the-art fire detection and emergency notification system that will be useful for many years to come.

 

Click here to read full article

 

Steve Wolin accepts 2011 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal
June 12, 2011

The 2011 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal for Best Project has been award to CCI’s project on Antifreeze Solutions in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems. Steve accepted the award at the General Session of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Exposition in Boston. He will also participate in a featured session at the conference to discuss the use of antifreeze solutions in sprinkler systems.

 

http://nfpa.typepad.com/conference/2011/06/antifreeze-solutions-project-wins-fire-protection-research-foundation-medal-at-nfpa-conference-in-bo.html

 

Additional information and copies of the Fire Protection Research Foundation reports prepared by CCI can be found at:

 

http://www.nfpa.org/antifreeze

 

CCI provides expertise to GSA lease reform effort

June 10, 2011

The US General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service has issued its final Lease Reform Implementation Report in an effort to streamline, standardize, and simplify GSA leasing. GSA maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of space housing 1.1 million federal employees.

 

CCI provided expertise in building, fire, and life safety code requirements in support of the lease reform project. This included surveys of adopted codes, comparison of local and model code requirements to GSA requirements, and development of a process to streamline fire protection and life safety review of GSA leased space. The new approach to fire protection and life safety review is expected to provide the following benefits to GSA and its lessors:

 

  • Uses state/local review and certificates of occupancy to verify compliance with most fire protection and life safety requirements.
  • Avoids duplicate review by state/local authorities and GSA fire protection engineers.
  • Screens out buildings not complying with GSA specific requirements early in the lease acquisition process.
  • Supports effort to reduce cycle-times.
  • Frees GSA fire protection engineers to concentrate on leases in buildings with more significant fire protection and life safety concerns.
  • Less expense, time, and work for private sector lessors.

 

GSA Lease Reform Implementation Report can be found at the following link:

 

http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/GSA_Lease_Reform_Final_Report_April2011-sm508c.pdf

 

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