Jeff Perras, P.E.

Consultant

Jeff has more than a decade of experience developing prescriptive code compliance strategies and providing alternative solutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues. He brings a deep understanding of codes and extensive hands-on project experience, key attributes that allow him to anticipate potential issues early in the design process. He excels at developing performance-based design options and alternative methods where strict compliance with the code is not practical. Working with clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, he takes pride in his responsiveness and problem-solving abilities that lead to successful project delivery.

In addition to code consulting, Jeff specializes in using fire modeling and egress modeling as tools for evaluating potential conditions within atriums and large assembly spaces during emergency events. The results of these analyses are used to identify specific challenges and possible compliance strategies that are not offered prescriptively. His project work includes high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratory facilities, athletic centers, academic buildings, shopping malls, campus centers, historic buildings and educational facilities.

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy being a part of a strong team that can successfully collaborate to create a space that exceeds an owner’s vision and expectations.

Education

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

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, CT, NY, PA

Professional Affiliations

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

Jeff has more than a decade of experience developing prescriptive code compliance strategies and providing alternative solutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues. He brings a deep understanding of codes and extensive hands-on project experience, key attributes that allow him to anticipate potential issues early in the design process. He excels at developing performance-based design options and alternative methods where strict compliance with the code is not practical. Working with clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, he takes pride in his responsiveness and problem-solving abilities that lead to successful project delivery.

In addition to code consulting, Jeff specializes in using fire modeling and egress modeling as tools for evaluating potential conditions within atriums and large assembly spaces during emergency events. The results of these analyses are used to identify specific challenges and possible compliance strategies that are not offered prescriptively. His project work includes high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratory facilities, athletic centers, academic buildings, shopping malls, campus centers, historic buildings and educational facilities.

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy being a part of a strong team that can successfully collaborate to create a space that exceeds an owner’s vision and expectations.