Code Consulting

Holmes provides fire and life safety building code consulting in cooperation with project teams large and small.

We present options to ultimately achieve an approvable design that meets a project’s intent. Potential code compliance issues are identified early, and recommendations are provided in order to meet project objectives and potentially reduce costs while maintaining safety. Our code strategies involve strong team collaboration for seamless integration with the architectural goals and function of a space. Holmes tailors code strategy to meet each project’s specific needs.

We offer code consulting for a wide range of public and private projects, having realized solutions for high-rises, existing buildings, hazardous material facilities, high occupancy assembly spaces, and atriums with smoke control requirements. Across contexts, we have honed extensive experience coordinating fire safety compliance with local jurisdictions. At times, alternative code equivalencies are discussed and developed where they can add value to the project. Holmes meet often with building and fire departments to discuss the prepared fire safety strategy and drive an approvals path forward.