Fire Sprinklers Design2019-07-02T23:39:47-04:00



Automatic fire sprinklers are one of the last lines of defense with regards to fire protection, and is the core fire suppression system of any building or facility. When properly maintained, fire sprinkler systems have excellent track records for protecting occupants and property by suppressing fire risks immediately, thereby reducing or eliminating the risk of occupant injury or death, as well as property damage. Able to stop a fire in less than 90 seconds, they keep your facility safe, even when nobody is there.

Our experience across North America spans a wide variety of commercial projects, including hospitals, government institutions, retail centers, corporate campuses, high-rise buildings, industrial facilities, and more. Let Life Safety Design be your source for all your fire suppression system consulting and design needs!


The most visible part of a fire suppression system is the fire sprinkler heads, which can be seen on the ceiling of commercial facilities everywhere. However, there’s far more to a fire protection system than just those sprinkler heads – an intricate network of devices and equipment (such as valves, tanks, pipes, hoses, pumps, backflow preventers, hydrants, a fire alarm system, and more) is required for a fully-functional fire suppression system.

In fact, fire sprinkler system design involves more than you might initially think; there’s a lot variables to take into account, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answers, but our fire sprinkler design layouts and code analyses explore every angle.


Our fire sprinkler system design takes every detail into account, as well as your needs, to design a system with optimal coverage. We work with contractors, building owners, architects, and other professionals to provide a code-compliant and cost-effective system design, as well as consulting when it comes to code and regulations, system upgrades/retrofitting, and more.

Because of all the complexities involved and the attention to detail required, using NICET certified design engineers for your building’s fire sprinkler design services is the best strategy. At Life Safety Project, our NICET certified engineers design custom fire sprinkler systems that ensure your commercial building is code compliant and has 24/7 fire protection. Our experience translates to value for you – working with us guarantees you’ll save time, money, and headaches.

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When you work with us for your project’s fire sprinkler system design, you’ll receive all the required data and documents required for approval and permitting by your AHJ, including:

  • Digital floor plan drawings
  • Point-to-Point wiring diagrams
  • Control panel wiring diagrams
  • Riser diagrams
  • Sprinkler system shop drawings
  • Conductor size and routing
  • Hydraulic requirements
  • All necessary calculations

Our in-house designers use CAD software, ensuring our design is as detailed as possible and guaranteeing an optimal design for your project’s use, function, needs, and budget.


We know fire suppression codes and regulations can be difficult to understand, and working with us means you won’t have to worry about them at all. Safety standards, fire regulations, and municipal code evolves constantly, but you can rest assured that all the newest updates are on our radar. Working with Life Safety Project for fire sprinkler design means working with NICET certified experts, so let our fire protection knowledge and experience put your mind at ease!

Our design engineers use standards and code analyses from:

  • National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • National Electrical Code (NEC or NFPA 70)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)

…and others, depending on your Authority Having Jurisdiction and local governances.


Fire sprinkler systems must be designed for the occupancy of the facility, taking into account the building’s purposes and use. They must also provide adequate coverage across the entire building, accurately fitting the water supply. Hydraulic requirements and calculations, varying pipe materials, different types of nozzles, and water supply design requirements also must be considered for a fire sprinkler system design to be cohesive, comprehensive, and effective.

Subsequently, additional attention is required for special hazard areas, or areas with specific fire risk factors. Hazard-based solutions designed around areas with special risks are a key part of any fire sprinkler system design. In many cases, these special design considerations will pertain to areas of your building or facility containing critical or expensive equipment. In these cases, specially engineered fire suppression material, known as clean agents, can be used to halt fire from spreading without causing damage to the equipment or machinery present.


There are some key differences between our services and the services offered by others:

Attention to Detail

We don’t just design, we consult.

After studying the plans and understanding any road blocks, we offer detailed code-compliant solutions catered to your needs.

NICET Certification

Held by less than 4% of engineers.

Did you know 10 years of experience is required for NICET IV certification? No wonder there’s only 1,500 in the nation!

Plan Review Pass Rate

Our projects pass plan review the first time.

Over 90% of our projects pass on the first plan review, saving you costly delays and putting your project on a fast track.


Here’s a look at what some of our clients had to say about their experience working with Life Safety Project on their previous projects.

“He listened to what I needed, understood the situation, and came up with a digital solution pretty quickly. I was impressed!”


“Professionalism and efficiency. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Tom and the team at Life Safety Project.
I have now engaged them for 3 projects, and each one completely different in scope than the last. They have performed above expectations, and the level of professionalism they hold is exactly what it should be: treating each other with respect, listening, collaborating on the design, and responding in a timely manner.
For any project you have, and want done right the first time, Life Safety Project should be your first call.”


“I’ve used Thomas for years, always pleased with his work. I’ve recommended him to many other low-voltage contractors.”



To showcase just a few of the previous clients we’ve collaborated with and past sites we’ve worked on, here’s a portfolio of some of our recent projects.


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