We partner with the entire project team from the project start to final punch-out. You can count on us every step of the way.
As problem-solvers, we approach each challenge with a fresh perspective. We root solutions in our years of experience and filter them using industry leading technology and cutting edge design practice.
What can we do for you?
Architectural Support & Engineering
We are building code therapists for Architects and Design Teams. We are passionate about hearing problems and developing solutions. We focus on the details so you can focus on the grand gesture, the placemaking and the design vision.
Let us help with your problems
Building and Fire Code Consulting
Egress System Review, Evaluation, and Design
Fire Resistance Rated Construction Design and Selection
Life Safety Master Planning
Alternate Methods of Construction Preparation
Code Equivalency Development
Statement of Conditions for The Joint Commission
Disabled Access Consulting
Building codes, by definition, restrict what can and can’t be designed, right? The answer isn’t always a simple yes or no – if you want to think outside of the box and design to the intent of the code, we can help. Our performance-based design group specializes in engineered solutions to many fire, life safety and building code challenges.
What lights your fire?
Smoke Control Rational Analysis
Smoke Control System Design
Fire and Smoke Modeling
Performance-Based Structural Fire Engineering
Alternate Methods, Engineering Judgements, and Equivalency
Hazardous Materials and Process Analysis
Our experience working with industrial processes and hazardous materials allow us to combine building and fire code requirements with industry best practice to provide fire-safe environments for employees, businesses and communities.
Something strange in the neighborhood?
Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement and Management Plans
Hazardous Material and Process Analysis
Fire Protection System Design
Early warning and notification are key in protecting against loss of life. The best way to protect against loss of property is a well-designed and effective fire suppression system. Our Fire Protection Engineers specialize in full-design of the systems that will keep your people and property safe.
Is it hot in here?
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
Smoke Control Systems
It is time to get things built. You value a partner who ensures it’s built right. We understand that each of the last 150 days of a project are often more effort than all of the previous days combined. When it is crunch time and TCO is on the line, who is your biggest ally and advocate?
Our Construction Period Services assist you with quality assurance in the built environment, streamlining the TCO and C of O process with a focus on limiting time consuming re-work and costly change orders when it comes to life safety system installation, testing and commissioning. We work closely with general contractors, trade partners and AHJ’s to develop a plan and ensure it is vigorously implemented and adhered to.
If you build it, they will come:
Smoke Control Special Inspections and Commissioning
Fire Protection and Alarm System CA/CM Services
Project Liaison Services and Technical Support
AHJ Representation and Negotiations
Staged/Phased TCO Facilitation
Transition to Occupancy Services
NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plans
NFPA 4 Integrated System Testing
When you have a unique situation, SLS can provide special inspections to comply with local building code requirements.
SLS engineers are certified to perform firestop special inspections by the International Firestop Council, a foremost authority on the topic.
Our inspections are performed in accordance with:
ASTM E2174 Inspection of Installed Firestops
ASTM E2393 Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems