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George is a skilled professional with over 10 years’ experience in fire protection engineering and project management. In his role as a Sr Project Manager, George works with his team to develop automatic sprinkler and fire alarm system designs across various project types, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and regulations. Additionally, George is able to conduct thorough code reviews to ensure that all projects meet stringent life safety standards.

In previous positions, George demonstrated expertise as a Sr Fire Protection Engineer, focusing on code compliance, permitting, and the development of fire alarm and suppression systems for new and existing construction. George also has unique experience as a Lead Design Engineer for an installing contractor, where he specialized in designing code-compliant fire suppression systems, performing hydraulic calculations, and producing accurate permit and installation drawings.

Project experience includes system design and life safety consulting services for jobs in a broad range of fields including healthcare, higher education, unlimited-area mixed-use buildings, residential, storage warehouses, and government-owned facilities.

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

I am an FAA Part 107 certified commercial drone pilot. This allows me to conduct aerial surveys, gathering essential data for a wide range of projects along with capturing picture and videos from a unique vantage point.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering (2013)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2010)

Registrations

  • MA, PE Fire Protection, 52287, Issued 2015, Renewal June 2024
  • NH, PE Fire Protection, 15422, Issued 2022, Renewal September 2024
  • ME, PE Fire Protection, 18124, Issued 2023, Renewal December 2023

George is a skilled professional with over 10 years’ experience in fire protection engineering and project management. In his role as a Sr Project Manager, George works with his team to develop automatic sprinkler and fire alarm system designs across various project types, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and regulations. Additionally, George is able to conduct thorough code reviews to ensure that all projects meet stringent life safety standards.

In previous positions, George demonstrated expertise as a Sr Fire Protection Engineer, focusing on code compliance, permitting, and the development of fire alarm and suppression systems for new and existing construction. George also has unique experience as a Lead Design Engineer for an installing contractor, where he specialized in designing code-compliant fire suppression systems, performing hydraulic calculations, and producing accurate permit and installation drawings.

Project experience includes system design and life safety consulting services for jobs in a broad range of fields including healthcare, higher education, unlimited-area mixed-use buildings, residential, storage warehouses, and government-owned facilities.

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

I am an FAA Part 107 certified commercial drone pilot. This allows me to conduct aerial surveys, gathering essential data for a wide range of projects along with capturing picture and videos from a unique vantage point.

As a licensed professional fire protection engineer, Ty is a Sr Project Manager at Code Red Consultants with a decade of experience solving complex fire and life safety code issues on buildings ranging from small scale office tenant improvements to high-rise hospital medical complexes. He has demonstrated this broad multi-project type and market sector Fire Protection and Life Safety Consulting experience in jurisdictions across the country from California to Massachusetts.

Through his dedication, creative problem-solving skills, and outside-the-box thinking, it is Ty’s mission and commitment to work closely with the design team to enable and achieve the team’s vision for the project, while keeping life safety as a priority. Ty’s expertise includes building and fire code consulting, fire protection and fire alarm systems consulting (suppression, alarm & smoke control), accessibility, and performance-based design.

Outside of work, Ty considers himself a loving father and an aspiring expert outdoorsman. When not enjoying time with his family at the beach or local park, you are likely to find Ty shooting his bow at the local archery club or getting some reps in at the gym.

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

I am a PADI Certified Rescue Scuba Diver.

Education

  • University of Southern California, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Registrations

Licensed Professional Fire Protection Engineer (FP 2151) – CA

Affiliations

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

As a licensed professional fire protection engineer, Ty is a Sr Project Manager at Code Red Consultants with a decade of experience solving complex fire and life safety code issues on buildings ranging from small scale office tenant improvements to high-rise hospital medical complexes. He has demonstrated this broad multi-project type and market sector Fire Protection and Life Safety Consulting experience in jurisdictions across the country from California to Massachusetts.

Through his dedication, creative problem-solving skills, and outside-the-box thinking, it is Ty’s mission and commitment to work closely with the design team to enable and achieve the team’s vision for the project, while keeping life safety as a priority. Ty’s expertise includes building and fire code consulting, fire protection and fire alarm systems consulting (suppression, alarm & smoke control), accessibility, and performance-based design.

Outside of work, Ty considers himself a loving father and an aspiring expert outdoorsman. When not enjoying time with his family at the beach or local park, you are likely to find Ty shooting his bow at the local archery club or getting some reps in at the gym.

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

I am a PADI Certified Rescue Scuba Diver.

Josh Apolenis is a professional fire protection engineer and is a Sr. Project Manager with Code Red Consultants. Josh has a decade of experience in Fire Protection and Life Safety Consulting. His project work has spanned across the country from California to Washington, DC, with broad experience across project types and market sectors.

Josh is a proactive communicator who will work tirelessly to achieve the vision for the design team, while maintaining a building environment that integrates life safety at the core of its design. Josh’s expertise includes building and fire code consulting, hazardous material analysis and planning, fire protection systems design and consulting (suppression, alarm & smoke control), accessibility consulting, and performance-based design.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I enjoy working with all different types of people. Some days, I’m leveraging my skill set to help facilitate unique design elements and experiences within a building for an architect. Others, I’m discussing the constructability of an architectural detail and writing an engineering judgment for a contractor. The next day, I’m talking with an AHJ and proposing an alternate means and methods to save a developer or owner money. Each stakeholder has a different value proposition for our services as a fire protection engineers. I love getting the opportunity to view projects from each viewpoint to and finding the RIGHT solution for our clients.

Education

University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Fire Protection Engineering

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: CA, DC, MD

Affiliations

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

Josh Apolenis is a professional fire protection engineer and is a Sr. Project Manager with Code Red Consultants. Josh has a decade of experience in Fire Protection and Life Safety Consulting. His project work has spanned across the country from California to Washington, DC, with broad experience across project types and market sectors.

Josh is a proactive communicator who will work tirelessly to achieve the vision for the design team, while maintaining a building environment that integrates life safety at the core of its design. Josh’s expertise includes building and fire code consulting, hazardous material analysis and planning, fire protection systems design and consulting (suppression, alarm & smoke control), accessibility consulting, and performance-based design.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I enjoy working with all different types of people. Some days, I’m leveraging my skill set to help facilitate unique design elements and experiences within a building for an architect. Others, I’m discussing the constructability of an architectural detail and writing an engineering judgment for a contractor. The next day, I’m talking with an AHJ and proposing an alternate means and methods to save a developer or owner money. Each stakeholder has a different value proposition for our services as a fire protection engineers. I love getting the opportunity to view projects from each viewpoint to and finding the RIGHT solution for our clients.

Andrew has significant experience in a wide variety of consulting services including performance-based design, hazardous material analysis and process safety, fire and egress modeling, probabilistic risk assessments, building code compliance, and fire hazard analysis.

Andrew has had considerable project involvement in the residential, higher education, mixed-use, business, healthcare, and hazardous material markets. Andrew also has extensive experience in consulting efforts relating to large, international infrastructure projects in aviation and rail, as well as the re-use of historical buildings for residential or commercial purposes. He enjoys tackling complex engineering problems requiring singular, performance-based fire protection solutions and is continually looking to expand the application of fire protection engineering services using the latest industry software, tools, and analysis.

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

I’m an avid reader and enjoy a variety of genres from American history to literary fiction to long form journalism.

What do you love most about your job?

Working on complex issues that don’t have an obvious precedent. I like to draw on my knowledge and experience to solve a problem that doesn’t have an easy solution.

Education

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

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, CA, NY, UT

Affiliations

  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • SFPE Standing Committee on Research, Tools and Methods

Articles

  • “Fire Safety Challenges in Airport Terminal Buildings.” Fire Protection Engineering Magazine. June 2019.
  • “Improving Wayfinding in Complex Environments: The Case for Dynamic Signage.” Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine. July 2018.

Speaking Engagements

“Top 10 Fire Safety Challenges in Airport Passenger Terminals,” SFPE North America Conference, Montreal, 2017

Andrew has significant experience in a wide variety of consulting services including performance-based design, hazardous material analysis and process safety, fire and egress modeling, probabilistic risk assessments, building code compliance, and fire hazard analysis.

Andrew has had considerable project involvement in the residential, higher education, mixed-use, business, healthcare, and hazardous material markets. Andrew also has extensive experience in consulting efforts relating to large, international infrastructure projects in aviation and rail, as well as the re-use of historical buildings for residential or commercial purposes. He enjoys tackling complex engineering problems requiring singular, performance-based fire protection solutions and is continually looking to expand the application of fire protection engineering services using the latest industry software, tools, and analysis.

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

I’m an avid reader and enjoy a variety of genres from American history to literary fiction to long form journalism.

What do you love most about your job?

Working on complex issues that don’t have an obvious precedent. I like to draw on my knowledge and experience to solve a problem that doesn’t have an easy solution.

Chris has been a Fire Protection Engineer working throughout New England since 2011. Over the course of his career, he experienced a diverse range of projects spanning various markets, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare facilities and hospitals, secondary and higher education, hospitality, and high-rise office/lab buildings.

He is highly experienced in code consulting services as well as fire suppression, fire alarm, and smoke control system review taking projects from concepts to construction. He enjoys working alongside owners, architects, fire departments, authority having jurisdictions and end users to find solutions to projects that maximize his Client’s ability to execute their project goals.

Chris finds hazardous material safety in industrial, manufacturing, and laboratory settings most rewarding. These specialties play to his strengths in sorting out numerous challenges amongst multiple stakeholders.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working within an industry and for a company that provides a nearly endless opportunity to be able to challenge myself and constantly be learning and bettering myself professionally and personally.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MS Fire Protection Engineering, 2012
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Registrations

  • Licensed Fire Protection Engineer: MA, ME, NH, VT
  • ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner

Affiliations

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

Chris has been a Fire Protection Engineer working throughout New England since 2011. Over the course of his career, he experienced a diverse range of projects spanning various markets, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare facilities and hospitals, secondary and higher education, hospitality, and high-rise office/lab buildings.

He is highly experienced in code consulting services as well as fire suppression, fire alarm, and smoke control system review taking projects from concepts to construction. He enjoys working alongside owners, architects, fire departments, authority having jurisdictions and end users to find solutions to projects that maximize his Client’s ability to execute their project goals.

Chris finds hazardous material safety in industrial, manufacturing, and laboratory settings most rewarding. These specialties play to his strengths in sorting out numerous challenges amongst multiple stakeholders.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working within an industry and for a company that provides a nearly endless opportunity to be able to challenge myself and constantly be learning and bettering myself professionally and personally.

Dr. Biteau is a fire protection engineer who specializes in the evaluation of fire safety strategies for a wide range of hazards, buildings, and market types.  His expertise spans across a diverse set of hazards including wildland fires, energy storage systems (ESS) meeting NFPA 855, hazardous material processes, and explosion and deflagration mitigation systems in accordance with NFPA 68 and 69.  Dr. Biteau has used this expertise to conduct NFPA 855 risk assessments and hazard mitigation analyses for energy storage systems and has worked closely with utility companies on the implementation of a wildland fire hazard evaluation and mitigation tool for gas transmission lines and gas transmission stations.   He has experience with wildland ignition and fire hazard assessments, as well as wildland fire hazard mitigation strategies.

Dr. Biteau can lead efforts to conduct small and large-scale fire experiments based on internationally accepted standards (NFPA, ASTM, UL, ISO, NASA). He has conducted fire testing on a wide range of materials such as fabrics, polymers, insulation and building materials, paints, coatings, combustible, and flammable liquids, forest fuels as well as lithium-ion batteries.  He designs, manages, and executes fire testing to provide critical information regarding the fire behavior of materials and material assemblies.

Before joining Code Red Consultants, LLC, Dr. Biteau provided forensic services for more than 12 years, investigating the origin and causes of fires in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, evaluating the performance of fire protection systems, and evaluating the thermal behavior of construction materials, appliances, as well as various consumer electronics.  He has served on a variety of NFPA Technical Committees including NFPA 88A, NFPA 285, NFPA 461, NFPA 855, and NFPA 1140.

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

When I was younger, I used to compete in karate, which helped me later managing stressful situations.

Education

  • The University of Edinburgh, UK, Doctor of Philosophy, Fire Safety Engineering, 2010
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St Etienne, France, Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2005
  • Université de Poitiers, Master of Science, Physics, 2003

Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • National Association of Fire Investigator (NAFI)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer CA #1941
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) National Certification Board per NFPA 921 (2011)
  • NAFI Advanced Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation Training Program (21 hours tested), Recertified 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • CFD Modeling of Flammable Gas Concentration Levels and Empirical Validation, Proceedings of the 2019 International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Itasca, Illinois, September 24-26, 2018
  • Transportation of Li-ion batteries: The State of Charge Parameter, 2017 Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications Conference, College Park, MD, September 12-14, 2017
  • Calculation Methods for the Heat Release Rate of Materials of Unknown Composition, Fire Safety Science: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008

Dr. Biteau is a fire protection engineer who specializes in the evaluation of fire safety strategies for a wide range of hazards, buildings, and market types.  His expertise spans across a diverse set of hazards including wildland fires, energy storage systems (ESS) meeting NFPA 855, hazardous material processes, and explosion and deflagration mitigation systems in accordance with NFPA 68 and 69.  Dr. Biteau has used this expertise to conduct NFPA 855 risk assessments and hazard mitigation analyses for energy storage systems and has worked closely with utility companies on the implementation of a wildland fire hazard evaluation and mitigation tool for gas transmission lines and gas transmission stations.  He has experience with wildland ignition and fire hazard assessments, as well as wildland fire hazard mitigation strategies.

Dr. Biteau can lead efforts to conduct small and large-scale fire experiments based on internationally accepted standards (NFPA, ASTM, UL, ISO, NASA). He has conducted fire testing on a wide range of materials such as fabrics, polymers, insulation and building materials, paints, coatings, combustible, and flammable liquids, forest fuels as well as lithium-ion batteries.  He designs, manages, and executes fire testing to provide critical information regarding the fire behavior of materials and material assemblies.

Before joining Code Red Consultants, LLC, Dr. Biteau provided forensic services for more than 12 years, investigating the origin and causes of fires in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, evaluating the performance of fire protection systems, and evaluating the thermal behavior of construction materials, appliances, as well as various consumer electronics.  He has served on a variety of NFPA Technical Committees including NFPA 88A, NFPA 285, NFPA 461, NFPA 855, and NFPA 1140.

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

When I was younger, I used to compete in karate, which helped me later managing stressful situations.

Jennifer Hoyt is a fire protection engineer serving as a Senior Technical Advisor with Code Red Consultants. Her experience includes serving as the Chief Fire Protection Engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.  Through her role, she participated in developing the current ICC-based state building code as a member of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards, which provided her with insight into the code development process and the intention behind the regulations and their application to new and existing building projects.  She also provided technical support for the current NFPA 1-based state fire code.  Her role included researching new and developing trends in fire protection, risk-based analysis of emerging technologies, and translation of her knowledge into applicable code language. Ms. Hoyt prepared third party reviews of architectural, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm plans for a multitude of projects including large industrial warehouses, laboratories, schools, manufacturing processes, and residential apartment complexes. She frequently attended design development meetings, site visits, and final inspections as a liaison between the design team and the local building and fire officials.  Ms. Hoyt also has prior experience designing fire protection systems for government-funded projects which lends her a unique perspective into the role of design practicality.

Ms. Hoyt has developed training for the Massachusetts Fire Service, building official organizations, and private industry groups based on her experiences with the state building and fire codes and lessons learned through their conception and application.  She has been a frequent speaker at NFPA’s Conference and Expo, SFPE-New England meetings, Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, and other public and private industry group meetings.

In her role as Senior Technical Advisor, she will have the responsibility of providing guidance on technical aspects of projects, developing education on applicable codes and emerging trends for members of the team and clients.  She will also apply her experience to advise team members on perspectives of local enforcement agents for incorporation into comprehensive project approaches with a focus on code compliance, fire risk management, and life safety.

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

I am a certified equine sports massage therapist.  I adopted two rescue horses and I enjoy rehabilitating, training and riding them so much in my free time that I took a class and certification course in massage.  It is very rewarding and I love being able to better help them and the other horses at the equine rescue facility where I volunteer.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering, 2012
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts
  • MA Registered Fire Protection Engineer #50288

Jennifer Hoyt is a fire protection engineer serving as a Senior Technical Advisor with Code Red Consultants. Her experience includes serving as the Chief Fire Protection Engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.  Through her role, she participated in developing the current ICC-based state building code as a member of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards, which provided her with insight into the code development process and the intention behind the regulations and their application to new and existing building projects.  She also provided technical support for the current NFPA 1-based state fire code.  Her role included researching new and developing trends in fire protection, risk-based analysis of emerging technologies, and translation of her knowledge into applicable code language. Ms. Hoyt prepared third party reviews of architectural, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm plans for a multitude of projects including large industrial warehouses, laboratories, schools, manufacturing processes, and residential apartment complexes. She frequently attended design development meetings, site visits, and final inspections as a liaison between the design team and the local building and fire officials.  Ms. Hoyt also has prior experience designing fire protection systems for government-funded projects which lends her a unique perspective into the role of design practicality.

Ms. Hoyt has developed training for the Massachusetts Fire Service, building official organizations, and private industry groups based on her experiences with the state building and fire codes and lessons learned through their conception and application.  She has been a frequent speaker at NFPA’s Conference and Expo, SFPE-New England meetings, Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, and other public and private industry group meetings.

In her role as Senior Technical Advisor, she will have the responsibility of providing guidance on technical aspects of projects, developing education on applicable codes and emerging trends for members of the team and clients.  She will also apply her experience to advise team members on perspectives of local enforcement agents for incorporation into comprehensive project approaches with a focus on code compliance, fire risk management, and life safety.

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

I am a certified equine sports massage therapist.  I adopted two rescue horses and I enjoy rehabilitating, training and riding them so much in my free time that I took a class and certification course in massage.  It is very rewarding and I love being able to better help them and the other horses at the equine rescue facility where I volunteer.

With over 35 years of electrical experience as a licensed electrician, electrical code instructor, electrical commissioning engineer and project manager, Mike specializes in the commissioning and integrated testing of electrical, fire alarm and life safety systems and brings his knowledge to our expanding and diverse team.

Mike has significant experience on a wide range of building and project types such as healthcare, college and university campuses, high-rise offices as well as mission critical/data centers. His work has spanned private developments as well as local, state, and federally funded projects. Projects include The Hub on Causeway, 101 and 121 Seaport Blvd., Billerica Memorial High School, 300 Mass Ave Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Eastern Maine Medical Center Penobscot Pavilion, Citizens Bank and Tufts University Data Centers. Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Mike was the Director of the Building Solutions Group at NV5 (RDK Engineers).

What do you love most about your job?

The ability to be involved in the life of a project, from design throughout construction, and final acceptance and integrated testing.

Education

  • Coyne Electrical School, Electrical & Power Transmission Installation
  • Blue Hills Technical Institute, Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Articles

  • Engineered Systems Magazine, April 2011 Commissioning of Mission Critical Installations
  • Consulting – Specifying Engineer Magazine, August 2013, Tips and Tricks for Commissioning

Speaking Engagements

  • NEHEES Fall 2013: Owner Based Commissioning
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority: Owners Project Managers Round Table – Commissioning
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority: Introduction to Commissioning for Contractors

With over 35 years of electrical experience as a licensed electrician, electrical code instructor, electrical commissioning engineer and project manager, Mike specializes in the commissioning and integrated testing of electrical, fire alarm and life safety systems and brings his knowledge to our expanding and diverse team.

Mike has significant experience on a wide range of building and project types such as healthcare, college and university campuses, high-rise offices as well as mission critical/data centers. His work has spanned private developments as well as local, state, and federally funded projects. Projects include The Hub on Causeway, 101 and 121 Seaport Blvd., Billerica Memorial High School, 300 Mass Ave Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Eastern Maine Medical Center Penobscot Pavilion, Citizens Bank and Tufts University Data Centers. Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Mike was the Director of the Building Solutions Group at NV5 (RDK Engineers).

What do you love most about your job?

The ability to be involved in the life of a project, from design throughout construction, and final acceptance and integrated testing.

As an Associate Principal and Sr Project Manager, Dan enjoys collaborating with architects, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to deliver integrated solutions to complex fire and life safety challenges. With more than fifteen 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 an Associate Principal and Sr Project Manager, Dan enjoys collaborating with architects, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to deliver integrated solutions to complex fire and life safety challenges. With more than fifteen 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.

Janna is a fire protection and life safety consultant who enjoys the challenge of assisting stakeholders with finding unique solutions that address their specific needs and desires. She specializes in hazardous materials and has experience conducting chemical analyses and developing design approaches for chemical facilities. Janna also has experience performing existing building evaluations, reviewing design drawings, and developing life safety plans.

Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Janna worked in codes and standards development where she was responsible for overseeing documents primarily involving flammable and combustible liquids. Janna enjoys working in a field that spans such a wide range of industries and is grateful to work with such a knowledgeable team, from whom she continues to learn every day.

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

I am an avid salsa dancer. I teach and perform with several dance teams in the Boston area, and have even traveled to Europe to perform.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Registrations

  • Registered Fire Protection Engineer: CA

Affiliations

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

Janna is a fire protection and life safety consultant who enjoys the challenge of assisting stakeholders with finding unique solutions that address their specific needs and desires. She specializes in hazardous materials and has experience conducting chemical analyses and developing design approaches for chemical facilities. Janna also has experience performing existing building evaluations, reviewing design drawings, and developing life safety plans.

Prior to joining Code Red Consultants, Janna worked in codes and standards development where she was responsible for overseeing documents primarily involving flammable and combustible liquids. Janna enjoys working in a field that spans such a wide range of industries and is grateful to work with such a knowledgeable team, from whom she continues to learn every day.

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

I am an avid salsa dancer. I teach and perform with several dance teams in the Boston area, and have even traveled to Europe to perform.