Interview Discussing Code Compliance and Construction Highlights the Need to Engage with City Officials Early in the Process, Notes Fire Protection Group, Inc.

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles fire safety firm explains that communication and early engagement with city officials can make all the difference in the building plan approval process.

Fire Protection Group is designed from the ground up to help developers through every step of the process.

Fire Protection Group Inc. has a dedicated division committed to making sure that bureaucratic red tape does not create a delay or add unexpected costs to the project.

In an interview conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer that was published on October 22nd, five experts in the field of building engineering and construction were asked about what building designers and businesses have to think about when designing buildings to comply with government codes and regulations. While the interview touched on several regulatory areas, one of the experts noted that, particularly when it comes to fire safety, a great deal of communication and planning should be done ahead of time so that there are no surprise snags later on during construction. According to Los Angeles fire safety firm Fire Protection Group Inc., city approval of plans is often taken for granted until it happens that the entire construction process is held up because of a misunderstanding or disagreement with the plans. George Saadian, Fire Protection Group Inc.’s lead engineer and general manager, explains that their team knows the importance of working with city officials as soon as possible, and why it is so essential to have a good working relationship with the people responsible for greenlighting building projects. In fact, he explains that Fire Protection Group Inc. has a dedicated division committed to making sure that bureaucratic red tape does not create a delay or add unexpected costs to the project.

Mr. Saadian adds that this department is led by former Los Angeles Fire Dept. Chief Al Hernandez and former Los Angeles Fire Dept. Captain Bob Holloway, two industry veterans that use both their experience and their connections gained through decades of service to help architects, property owners, and developers. They and their team are able to assist in obtaining entitlements, city approvals, expedite approval of plans, and can even waive requirements that are imposed by the city officials despite the fact that they may not be required by fire codes. Because Chief Hernandez and Captain Holloway have a tremendous amount of experience with fire codes, especially pertaining to new construction, they can easily identify situations where city officials may be causing building owners to jump through more hoops than necessary.

Mr. Saadian explains that, in addition to helping cut through bureaucratic red tape, Fire Protection Group Inc. is also a full service engineering firm that designs, fabricates, and installs fire safety systems in new and existing buildings. They have had a great number of clients that have special needs and considerations when it comes to installing sprinklers, and are able to build truly custom systems. For more information about the fire protection systems and services that Fire Protection Group Inc. provides, call them today at (888) 251-3488 or visit them online at

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