KOHN ENGINEERING
TYPICAL PAST CONSULTING PROJECTS

Fire Protection Design
Preparation of design specifications for sprinkler systems
Preparation of design specifications for clean agent systems
Preparation of design specifications for fire alarm/fire detections systems
Preparation of design specifications and drawings for fire pumps.
Review of fire protection features for building design

Sprinkler and Fire Detection Contractors
Commercial Facilities -- Professional Engineering review, approval, stamp and signature shop drawings.
Residential Facilities -- Professional Engineering review, approval, stamp and signature shop drawings.
Professional Engineering review, approval, stamp and signature of shop drawings for Federal Projects. Note: These reviews can be done for any federal project in any state if the facility is owned by the federal government and not subject to state laws.
Problem resolution and professional engineering involvement when necessary.

Qualified Fire Protection Engineer
Qualified Fire Protection Engineer in accordance with requirements of Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). (i.e. DOD’s Unified Facilities Criteria – Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities [UFC 2-600-01] requirements (section 1.6).

Federal Government
Fire protection review of DOD facilities including Army and Air Force projects.
Design of fire protection modifications for DOD facilities
Third party reviews for DOD facilities
Design fire certification of entire project design to ensure that the fire safety features comply with DOD’s Unified Facilities Criteria – Design: Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities [UFC 2-600-01] requirements (section 1.5).

Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Flammable Gases
Developed design criteria for flammable liquids storage
Develop design criteria for flammable liquid processing.
Developed recommendations for Hazardous Electrical Classification
Evaluation of Gasoline tank farm and distribution fire protection
Dust Issues
Evaluation of potential need for Dust Ignition Proof electrical equipment
Post fire analysis of dust explosion and design of improvements
Chemical Facilities
Reviewed and commented on fire safety of facilities processing chemicals
Review of Chemical Pilot Plant design

Warehouse Facilities
Evaluation of storage facilities
Evaluation and designs for rack storage of materials
Evaluations and designs for rack storage hazardous materials
Storage of Hazardous materials in “Control Areas” and “H” occupancies
Passive Fire Protection
Evaluation of fire-rated walls and floor/ceiling assemblies
Evaluation of structural steel protection
Evaluation of fire damper installation

Power Plant
Identification of code issues
Design of fire protection modifications
Review of design documentation for plant owner

Fire Marshal
Resolution of issues identified by Fire Marshalls, Fire inspectors and Code officials

Propane Bulk Plant Facilities
Preparation of NFPA 58 Fire Analysis
Design of Fire Suppression, fire detection and gas detection.

Water Supply Issues
Testing of fire suppression water systems
Resolution of underground fire suppression water main issues
Evaluation of Fire Pump issues

Fire Protection Related Problems
Resolution of underground piping freezing issues
Resolution of freezing issues inside buildings

Medical Facilities
Inspection and identification of sprinkler system installation
Resolution of sprinkler system freezing issues
Resolution of combustible building features

Manufacturing/installation support
Review of fire-resistance designs

Litigation Support
Residential home
Apartment building
Project management issues resulting in a fire
Appeals to code determinations

Nuclear Power Plant
Triennial fire protection audit
Appendix R support
Fire Protection and Appendix R training