Code Red Consultants

Pete is a principal at Code Red Consultants with over twenty years 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 over twenty years 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.

A principal at Code Red Consultants with more than fifteen years of project experience, Nate is equally skilled at performance-based code consulting and design as he is with construction inspection and fire protection commissioning. He has led projects involving integrated life safety systems testing, smoke control special inspections, code compliance alternatives and equivalencies, and third-party reviews and inspections. Nate particularly enjoys providing consulting services for the total life cycle of a building, from design and construction inspections to commissioning and re-commissioning life safety systems.

Nate has significant experience with using computer fire modeling to evaluate smoke control system designs protecting atria and large assembly spaces. Working with the design and construction team, his technical analyses are used to identify specific challenges and possible compliance strategies that are not offered prescriptively. Nate collaborates closely with clients to find solutions that balance their project goals with adherence to the core principles of safety and compliance. His project work includes high-rise buildings, atria, offices and corporate headquarters, science facilities utilizing hazardous materials, healthcare facilities, residential buildings, and large mixed-use developments.

As a member of Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Nate promotes a culture of learning, innovation, and technical excellence. He prides himself on being an attentive, hands-on principal focused on the professional development of Code Red Consultants’ staff.

What do you love most about your job?

Our consulting work is all about problem-solving, and I thrive on the technical challenges of discovering practical solutions to our clients’ pain points. Everyone at Code Red Consultants has a similar mindset of intellectual curiosity and an engineer’s way of thinking.

Education

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

Registrations

  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA
  • LEED Accredited Professional, USGBC

Professional Affiliations

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

Articles

“Steps for Designing a Successful Smoke Control System,” authored with David Leblanc, Engineered Systems, January 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • “Pass Your Smoke Control Acceptance Test the First Time, Every Time,” presented with Tafone, Burroughs, Becker, ArchitectureBoston Expo(ABX), Boston, Mass. November 2013
  • “Performance-Based Design of Smoke Control Systems Using FDS,” National Fire Protection Association World Safety Conference, Boston, Mass., July 2011

A principal at Code Red Consultants with more than fifteen years of project experience, Nate is equally skilled at performance-based code consulting and design as he is with construction inspection and fire protection commissioning. He has led projects involving integrated life safety systems testing, smoke control special inspections, code compliance alternatives and equivalencies, and third-party reviews and inspections. Nate particularly enjoys providing consulting services for the total life cycle of a building, from design and construction inspections to commissioning and re-commissioning life safety systems.

Nate has significant experience with using computer fire modeling to evaluate smoke control system designs protecting atria and large assembly spaces. Working with the design and construction team, his technical analyses are used to identify specific challenges and possible compliance strategies that are not offered prescriptively. Nate collaborates closely with clients to find solutions that balance their project goals with adherence to the core principles of safety and compliance. His project work includes high-rise buildings, atria, offices and corporate headquarters, science facilities utilizing hazardous materials, healthcare facilities, residential buildings, and large mixed-use developments.

As a member of Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Nate promotes a culture of learning, innovation, and technical excellence. He prides himself on being an attentive, hands-on principal focused on the professional development of Code Red Consultants’ staff.

What do you love most about your job?

Our consulting work is all about problem-solving, and I thrive on the technical challenges of discovering practical solutions to our clients’ pain points. Everyone at Code Red Consultants has a similar mindset of intellectual curiosity and an engineer’s way of thinking.

Chris is a principal of Code Red Consultants with more than fifteen years of fire protection and life safety consulting experience. He excels at leading project teams and working with clients to ensure that new and existing buildings are safe and code compliant. Chris’ client-first attitude and passion for his work drive him to engineer solutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues.

He prides himself on being a versatile, practice-based principal that “rolls up his sleeves” on projects, often performing construction inspections, engineered designs, and detailed project reviews and code analysis on an array of project types including assembly and educational facilities, hospitals, high-rise office and residential buildings, hazardous materials storage and processing areas, and other mixed-use buildings. He enjoys interacting with clients and aiding their decision-making process by coupling his practical field experience with his code knowledge to serve in an advisory capacity. Chris has worked closely with various Authorities Having Jurisdiction in his career, including federal, state and local building and fire officials, Department of Public Health Officials from various states, Joint Commission inspectors, and Center for Medicaid and Medicare Service representatives and inspectors. Outside of his consulting role, he also performs smoke control system, firestop system, and fire door special inspections.

Chris strives to remain at the forefront of professional education in his field and has presented extensively on a number of topics. He especially enjoys teaching and presenting to clients, colleagues, and officials alike. As one of four principals on Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Chris plays an integral role in the firm’s strategic planning, financial planning and reporting, and employee mentorship.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of this job is earning a client’s trust to serve as their advisor by delivering on projects. It is incredibly motivating to know they view you as an integral member of their team and not just a commodity serving a required role.

Education

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

Registrations

  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA
  • Firestop Instruction Training (FIT), Level Two Certified Inspector and Trainer
  • IFC Third Party Firestop Inspector

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
    Life Safety Code Sub Committee Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • “The New Stamford Hospital: A Case Study in the Implementation of the Newly Required Destructive Firestopping Special Inspections,” NEHES Fall Conference, October 2018
  • “Surviving Third Party Firestop Inspections: How to Prepare for this New Code-Required Inspection Process,” Massachusetts Association of General Contractors, April 2018
  • “Navigating Boston Life Safety Permitting,” Boston Society of Architects Codes Committee, Boston, Mass., December 2015

Chris is a principal of Code Red Consultants with more than fifteen years of fire protection and life safety consulting experience. He excels at leading project teams and working with clients to ensure that new and existing buildings are safe and code compliant. Chris’ client-first attitude and passion for his work drive him to engineer solutions for complex fire protection and life safety issues.

He prides himself on being a versatile, practice-based principal that “rolls up his sleeves” on projects, often performing construction inspections, engineered designs, and detailed project reviews and code analysis on an array of project types including assembly and educational facilities, hospitals, high-rise office and residential buildings, hazardous materials storage and processing areas, and other mixed-use buildings. He enjoys interacting with clients and aiding their decision-making process by coupling his practical field experience with his code knowledge to serve in an advisory capacity. Chris has worked closely with various Authorities Having Jurisdiction in his career, including federal, state and local building and fire officials, Department of Public Health Officials from various states, Joint Commission inspectors, and Center for Medicaid and Medicare Service representatives and inspectors. Outside of his consulting role, he also performs smoke control system, firestop system, and fire door special inspections.

Chris strives to remain at the forefront of professional education in his field and has presented extensively on a number of topics. He especially enjoys teaching and presenting to clients, colleagues, and officials alike. As one of four principals on Code Red Consultants’ leadership team, Chris plays an integral role in the firm’s strategic planning, financial planning and reporting, and employee mentorship.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of this job is earning a client’s trust to serve as their advisor by delivering on projects. It is incredibly motivating to know they view you as an integral member of their team and not just a commodity serving a required role.

As a principal of Code Red Consultants, Carl brings more than fifteen years of experience in fire protection and life safety consulting to help clients solve unique and complex code compliance challenges. He is skilled at understanding a client’s business goals and project objectives, and applying his deep technical expertise to deliver effective engineering solutions.

Carl’s extensive project experience spans all markets including college and university campus buildings, hospitals, transportation facilities such as airports and light rail stations, high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratories and pharmaceutical buildings, and other mixed use buildings. His work has included private developments and publicly funded projects with construction costs upwards of $2 billion. Carl enjoys collaborating closely with design teams, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to ensure that the code-related aspects of his projects meet all stakeholders’ needs. He is a frequent presenter at various state building and fire official organizations where he provides training on a wide range of important, and often timely, topics. Carl is active in the code community and remains focused on staying up-to-date on ICC and NFPA code changes that may impact his clients’ future projects.

As one of four principals on Code Red Consultant’s leadership team, Carl works tirelessly to ensure that the firm consistently provides superior client service on every project. He inspires trust and loyalty from his talented team by fostering direction and purpose for the company and working “in the trenches” alongside his staff to meet project goals on a daily basis.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the variety day-to-day. From being in the office fixated on solving complicated code challenges, to collaborating with design teams and code officials, to being on building sites performing inspections – no projects or days are the same. This variety inspires me to learn new facets of our job every day, which fosters growth both personally and professionally. For me, constantly learning and growing are true qualities of a great job. The fact that we are also making the world a safer place is just icing on the cake!

Education

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

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)
  • New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES)
  • Massachusetts Building Commissioners & Inspectors Association (MBCIA)
  • Building Officials of Western Massachusetts (BOWM)
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association (SEMBOA)
  • MetroWest Building Officials Association (MWBOA)
  • Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts (FPAM)

Articles

“2014 Joint Commission Top Citations,” New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Quarterly Newsletter, December 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • “Building Construction Types,” Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association, Taunton, Mass., August 2018
  • “Tackling the Joint Commission’s Most Challenging EC/LS Standards,” Massachusetts Healthcare Facilities Professionals Society, Boston, Mass., January 2017
  • “Understanding Types of Construction,” Massachusetts Building Commissioner and Inspectors Association, Stoneham, Mass., September 2016

As a principal of Code Red Consultants, Carl brings more than fifteen years of experience in fire protection and life safety consulting to help clients solve unique and complex code compliance challenges. He is skilled at understanding a client’s business goals and project objectives, and applying his deep technical expertise to deliver effective engineering solutions.

Carl’s extensive project experience spans all markets including college and university campus buildings, hospitals, transportation facilities such as airports and light rail stations, high-rise office and residential buildings, laboratories and pharmaceutical buildings, and other mixed use buildings. His work has included private developments and publicly funded projects with construction costs upwards of $2 billion. Carl enjoys collaborating closely with design teams, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to ensure that the code-related aspects of his projects meet all stakeholders’ needs. He is a frequent presenter at various state building and fire official organizations where he provides training on a wide range of important, and often timely, topics. Carl is active in the code community and remains focused on staying up-to-date on ICC and NFPA code changes that may impact his clients’ future projects.

As one of four principals on Code Red Consultant’s leadership team, Carl works tirelessly to ensure that the firm consistently provides superior client service on every project. He inspires trust and loyalty from his talented team by fostering direction and purpose for the company and working “in the trenches” alongside his staff to meet project goals on a daily basis.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the variety day-to-day. From being in the office fixated on solving complicated code challenges, to collaborating with design teams and code officials, to being on building sites performing inspections – no projects or days are the same. This variety inspires me to learn new facets of our job every day, which fosters growth both personally and professionally. For me, constantly learning and growing are true qualities of a great job. The fact that we are also making the world a safer place is just icing on the cake!