Michael has worked as an office Director for Hughes Associates, Inc., managing top Fire Protection Engineers who are experts in their field, providing compliance evaluations and design approaches on prominent national and international projects. With his architectural background and the understanding of the client’s design vision, Michael has developed alternative approaches to code compliance by identifying options that not only would provide a higher level of life safety compliance but ultimately would maintain the integrity of the design intent.
Michael has served as a member of the AIA-New York City Department of Buildings Reorganization Committee. He was involved in the AIA-New York Build Committee and has served as an advisory expert on the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council – Model Code Technical Subcommittee. Mr. Nicoletta has also served on the NYC Department of Buildings Fire Prevention Systems Technical Committee and currently serves on the New York City Code Revision, Use, Occupancy and Egress Technical Committee.
Andrew Thul’s responsibilities include being involved in all aspects of design operations and production activities for the firm’s complete range of technical fire engineering and code consulting work. Andrew provides solutions to complicated fire protection engineering and building code based design problems. He has a record of managing sophisticated and multi-faceted design and engineering projects teams to successful completion.
Andrew has managed and participated in projects in multiple vertical markets. He maintains a specialized focus on projects in Higher Education and Healthcare while also working on substantial projects in Hospitality, Assembly, Retail and Mixed-Use developments, as well as Manufacturing, Industrial, Storage Occupancies. His work also includes evaluation of and engineering in Hazardous Occupancies/Materials/Process.