The following are among the services provided by RICAS:
Fire Protection Engineering Code Consulting
In-depth analysis to determine conformance with local, provincial, and
national building and fire codes and standards. Emphases
focused on efficient, cost effective designs that meet applicable code
Audits and Surveys
evaluations of life safety, fire safety, and property protection of
building and facilities to identify code related deficiencies, limit
losses, and assess properties for acquisition (due diligence). RICAS will carry out
code compliance audits to ensure that all obligations are being met.
Plan and Drawing Review
Analysis of plans and drawings to determine conformance with
applicable local, provincial, and national building and fire codes.
Alternative Compliance Solutions
specializes in identifying alternative compliance solutions and
Calculations to determine occupant load, egress times and exit
capacity, and egress requirements for unique function spaces. Fire
load and risk assessment is an important component of this.
Fire Safety Planning
fire safety plans to address the applicable codes and standards,
address unique building or facility features or processes, and
alternative approaches to achieve compliance.
Fire Safety Training
RICAS can provide
training in most areas of fire protection including use of fire safety
devices and fire safety planning. We provide staff training for fire
Fire Investigation/Litigation Support
fire investigations and analysis, including expert witness testimony
in building and fire code related areas. RICAS can provide an objective analysis of fire cause.
Fire and Egress Modeling
RICAS personnel have
experience in fire modeling and are capable of using such models to
demonstrate the expected level of fire and life safety for design.