Peter Harrod, P.E.

Principal

Pete is a principal at Code Red Consultants with a 20-year career providing fire protection engineering and life safety consulting services. His extensive experience focuses on reducing fire risk to buildings over their entire life cycle, from architectural design to post-occupancy and life safety system maintenance. Pete has a particular interest in mitigating construction building fires by working hand-in-hand with property developers, general contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to maintain a safe environment for construction personnel, first responders, and abutters.

A proactive and trusted advisor to his clients, Pete often communicates with regulatory officials such as building inspectors and fire officials to present code compliance strategies on projects. His portfolio includes college and university campus buildings, athletic facilities, federal government buildings, manufacturing facilities, high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratories, shopping malls, and other mixed-use buildings. Pete’s work has spanned private developments and publicly funded projects with total construction costs ranging in size from $1 million to $2 billion.

As one of four principals on Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Pete takes to heart the importance of a strong office culture, even when the company is in rapid growth mode. His personal approach layers team mentorship, on-the-job learning, and a little fun into the work day. Committed to developing the firm’s sense of collaboration, Pete selectively recruits talented engineering professionals to grow their close-knit family of “Renaissance” fire protection and life safety consultants.

What do you love most about your job?

The people. We are a family at Code Red Consultants and treat each other as such. If someone is in a tight spot on an impossible deadline, there is never a shortage of team members willing to step up and lend a hand. As the “patriarch” of the office, it brings me great joy to witness the selflessness and camaraderie that is continuously demonstrated by our staff.

Education

  • Boston College, Master of Business Administration
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, RI

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Association of General Contractors MA (AGCMA)
  • Fire Protection Association of MA (FPAM)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Code Challenges of Wood Mid-rise Podium Construction,” presented with Stantec and Pritzker Group, ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), November 2018
  • “NFPA 241, Roadmap to Success: How You Can Implement Construction Regulatory Changes in Your Community,” presented with Cambridge Fire Department, NFPA Conference, June 2017
  • “Managing Construction Fire Safety on Your Projects,” presented with Boston Fire Department, Association of General Contractors of Mass., May 2015

Pete is a principal at Code Red Consultants with a 20-year career providing fire protection engineering and life safety consulting services. His extensive experience focuses on reducing fire risk to buildings over their entire life cycle, from architectural design to post-occupancy and life safety system maintenance. Pete has a particular interest in mitigating construction building fires by working hand-in-hand with property developers, general contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to maintain a safe environment for construction personnel, first responders, and abutters.

A proactive and trusted advisor to his clients, Pete often communicates with regulatory officials such as building inspectors and fire officials to present code compliance strategies on projects. His portfolio includes college and university campus buildings, athletic facilities, federal government buildings, manufacturing facilities, high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratories, shopping malls, and other mixed-use buildings. Pete’s work has spanned private developments and publicly funded projects with total construction costs ranging in size from $1 million to $2 billion.

As one of four principals on Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Pete takes to heart the importance of a strong office culture, even when the company is in rapid growth mode. His personal approach layers team mentorship, on-the-job learning, and a little fun into the work day. Committed to developing the firm’s sense of collaboration, Pete selectively recruits talented engineering professionals to grow their close-knit family of “Renaissance” fire protection and life safety consultants.

What do you love most about your job?

The people. We are a family at Code Red Consultants and treat each other as such. If someone is in a tight spot on an impossible deadline, there is never a shortage of team members willing to step up and lend a hand. As the “patriarch” of the office, it brings me great joy to witness the selflessness and camaraderie that is continuously demonstrated by our staff.