Fire Protection

CEMS Fire protection engineers are experts in the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environment from the destructive effects of fire. Our fire protection engineering team works hand in hand with building and fire officials, construction personnel, facility managers, architects, and other engineers to ensure the proper design, construction, maintenance, arrangement, and use of buildings, materials, and structures to protect people and mitigate damage from fire. Our team povides a working knowledge of fire suppression and alarm systems and the principles of building construction as they relate to fire protection and life safety.

Expertise:

Water based fire suppression systems

  • Wet-pipe
  • Dry-pipe
  • Pre-action

Special hazard systems

  • Clean agent gaseous fire extinguishing systems
  • Low expansion aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) suppression systems
  • High expansion foam suppression systems
  • Dry and wet chemical exhaust hood suppression systems

Fire alarm and reporting systems

Water supply and distribution systems

  • Fire mains
  • Fire hydrants
  • Fire pumps
  • Water storage tanks

Passive building systems

  • Construction types
  • Construction materials
  • Interior finish
  • Structural fire resistance
  • Compartmentalization
  • Vertical openings
  • Protection of openings in fire-rated construction

Means of egress

  • Exits
  • Marking of means of egress
  • Occupancy types
  • Occupant loads

Emergency lighting

News

2017 Roaring Twenties Winner

2017 Roaring Twenties Winner

CEMS has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2017 by SC Biz News

CEMS hires Mr. Stephen Butler, PE, as Senior Electrical Engineer

CEMS hires Mr. Stephen Butler, PE, as Senior Electrical Engineer

Mr. Butler brings over 15 years of experience to the CEMS team.....

CEMS hires Mr. Steve Thomas, PE as Principal Civil Engineer

CEMS hires Mr. Steve Thomas, PE as Principal Civil Engineer

Mr. Thomas brings over 19 years of experience to the CEMS team, having performed a variety of projects including storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water, roadways & erosion control design....

Savannah SAME Small Business Award

Savannah SAME Small Business Award

CEMS Engineering|Architecture is honored to receive the Savannah Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers Small Business of the Year for 2015...

CEMS makes ENR's 2014 Design Firms List

CEMS makes ENR's 2014 Design Firms List

CEMS Engineering|Architecture is excited to be named the 82nd Top Design Firm in the Top 100 ENR Southeast rankings. ..

2013 Roaring Twenties winner

2013 Roaring Twenties winner

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about CEMS

Our people come from different localities, with a broad diversity of education and professional backgrounds - all bound by a shared passion for quality and excellence.

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