Chad Farrell Jr., P.E.

Consultant

Chad is an accomplished fire protection and life safety engineer with seven years of experience providing client-driven consulting services. He is skilled at negotiating with Authorities Having Jurisdiction to present alternative means and methods for achieving code compliance, and collaborating with clients to offer solutions satisfactory to all stakeholders. Chad is proficient at developing in-depth, visual egress simulations for various facility types including high-rise and large assembly buildings. His portfolio includes projects for healthcare, higher education, transportation facilities, high-rise buildings, large assembly spaces, and mixed-use buildings, storage warehouses, military installations, and government-owned facilities.

Committed to client satisfaction, Chad stays involved with his projects from design assistance and construction operations planning to the commissioning of fire alarm and smoke control systems. He enjoys – and excels at – the fast-paced environment of consulting and the ability to work on a variety of projects from different angles. His professional interests include designing fire alarm and protection systems, commissioning smoke control systems, and developing construction fire safety plans.

What is something that colleagues and clients might not know about you?

I am an avid snowboarder.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, RI, CT, ME

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • International Firestop Council (IFC)
  • Automatic Fire Alarm Association of New England (AFAA-NE)
  • Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCMA)

Articles and Speaking Engagements

  • “Fire Protection Documentation and Permitting,” Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, May 2018
  • “Fire Protection Systems: From Plan Review to Impairments and Special Inspections,” Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association, May 2018
  • “Fire Alarm Documentation, Permitting, NFPA 241 & Smoke Control Systems,” Notifier, April 2017
  • “Navigating the City of Boston Permitting,” Associated General Contractors of Mass, January 2017

Chad is an accomplished fire protection and life safety engineer with seven years of experience providing client-driven consulting services. He is skilled at negotiating with Authorities Having Jurisdiction to present alternative means and methods for achieving code compliance, and collaborating with clients to offer solutions satisfactory to all stakeholders. Chad is proficient at developing in-depth, visual egress simulations for various facility types including high-rise and large assembly buildings. His portfolio includes projects for healthcare, higher education, transportation facilities, high-rise buildings, large assembly spaces, and mixed-use buildings, storage warehouses, military installations, and government-owned facilities.

Committed to client satisfaction, Chad stays involved with his projects from design assistance and construction operations planning to the commissioning of fire alarm and smoke control systems. He enjoys – and excels at – the fast-paced environment of consulting and the ability to work on a variety of projects from different angles. His professional interests include designing fire alarm and protection systems, commissioning smoke control systems, and developing construction fire safety plans.

What is something that colleagues and clients might not know about you?

I am an avid snowboarder.