Daniel Picciano, P.E., CFPS

Consultant

As a consultant and project manager, Dan enjoys collaborating with architects, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to deliver integrated solutions to complex fire and life safety challenges. With 14 years of experience, Dan has worked in a wide variety of market sectors and building types, including high-rise construction, mixed-use commercial, large assembly, industrial, higher education, transportation, and healthcare. He specializes in building and fire code consulting, fire protection system design and testing, smoke control special inspections and integrated testing.  Additionally, he has a passion for  developing compliance strategies for both prescriptive and alternative solutions in new and existing buildings.

Dan enjoys that no two projects are exactly alike, and that unique buildings require unique solutions. He thrives in the problem-solving environment that this inherently creates and takes pride in helping clients achieve their goals while creating buildings that are safe for occupants. Dan views a project’s progression, from design concept through construction, to be one of the most rewarding aspects of working in this industry.

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

When I was three and a half years old, my preschool teacher predicted that I would grow up to be an engineer. I also loved doing jigsaw puzzles as a child. Today, I’m still that engineer who loves to solve puzzles. I’m fortunate I can apply my curiosity and love of problem-solving to my professional challenges, and work with others who also love what they do.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

Registrations

  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, PA, MN
  • National Fire Protection Association Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

As a consultant and project manager, Dan enjoys collaborating with architects, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to deliver integrated solutions to complex fire and life safety challenges. With 14 years of experience, Dan has worked in a wide variety of market sectors and building types, including high-rise construction, mixed-use commercial, large assembly, industrial, higher education, transportation, and healthcare. He specializes in building and fire code consulting, fire protection system design and testing, smoke control special inspections and integrated testing.  Additionally, he has a passion for  developing compliance strategies for both prescriptive and alternative solutions in new and existing buildings.

Dan enjoys that no two projects are exactly alike, and that unique buildings require unique solutions. He thrives in the problem-solving environment that this inherently creates and takes pride in helping clients achieve their goals while creating buildings that are safe for occupants. Dan views a project’s progression, from design concept through construction, to be one of the most rewarding aspects of working in this industry.

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

When I was three and a half years old, my preschool teacher predicted that I would grow up to be an engineer. I also loved doing jigsaw puzzles as a child. Today, I’m still that engineer who loves to solve puzzles. I’m fortunate I can apply my curiosity and love of problem-solving to my professional challenges, and work with others who also love what they do.