James McLaughlin, P.E.

Consultant

James is focused on providing client-driven fire protection and life safety code consulting services to architects, contractors, building owners, and other engineers to achieve compliance with local, state, and federal codes and standards. He has consulted on a variety of project types including healthcare, higher education, high-rise buildings, large assembly spaces, mixed-use buildings, storage warehouses, military, and government-owned facilities. Notably, he has significant experience providing healthcare code consulting services for new construction, addition, and renovation projects. He has worked closely with healthcare facilities, engineering departments, and designers to perform analysis and advise on maintaining compliance with the requirements of The Joint Commission and Center for Medicare and Medicare Services for existing buildings.

He enjoys providing consulting services for the total life cycle of a building, from preliminary design and construction inspections to commissioning of fire alarm and smoke control systems and certificate of occupancy. James is particularly interested in healthcare code consulting, smoke control special inspection, smoke control retest services, and firestopping special inspections.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

It is gratifying to help clients navigate their unique challenges and develop solutions and strategies that make the project successful. Clients appreciate my creative, outside-the-box thinking.

Education

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

Registrations

  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA
  • IFC Certified Third Party Firestop Inspector

Professional Affiliations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

James is focused on providing client-driven fire protection and life safety code consulting services to architects, contractors, building owners, and other engineers to achieve compliance with local, state, and federal codes and standards. He has consulted on a variety of project types including healthcare, higher education, high-rise buildings, large assembly spaces, mixed-use buildings, storage warehouses, military, and government-owned facilities. Notably, he has significant experience providing healthcare code consulting services for new construction, addition, and renovation projects. He has worked closely with healthcare facilities, engineering departments, and designers to perform analysis and advise on maintaining compliance with the requirements of The Joint Commission and Center for Medicare and Medicare Services for existing buildings.

He enjoys providing consulting services for the total life cycle of a building, from preliminary design and construction inspections to commissioning of fire alarm and smoke control systems and certificate of occupancy. James is particularly interested in healthcare code consulting, smoke control special inspection, smoke control retest services, and firestopping special inspections.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

It is gratifying to help clients navigate their unique challenges and develop solutions and strategies that make the project successful. Clients appreciate my creative, outside-the-box thinking.