Company Overview & Statement of Qualifications

Performance Design Technologies (PDT) is a fire protection engineering consulting firm specializing in creative solutions to fire protection problems.

The broad and diverse experience of PDT professionals and associates provides our clients with the highest quality fire protection engineering services. PDT staff is knowledgeable and experienced in the application of NFPA Standards and Model Building Codes.  Combining current decision analysis tools with in-depth fire protection engineering experience, PDT can use a performance-based approach to supplement the prescriptive codes when the prescriptive requirements cannot be met.

PDT currently has two offices:  the primary office in Knoxville, TN, and a branch office located in Atlanta, GA.

PDT professionals have obtained degrees in Chemical, Fire Protection, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering, and in Computer-Integrated Drafting and Design. PDT professionals include registered professional engineers (by exam in fire protection engineering) in multiple states including Tennessee, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas and are qualified to obtain professional registration in most other states. Collectively, the fire protection professionals at PDT have more than 100 years of fire protection engineering-related experience.

PDT has a fully-functional CADD department with degreed, certified, and experienced designers.  The company utilizes both AutoCAD and MicroStation CADD software, which are industry standards. PDT has the in-house capability to plot and copy full-size drawings up to E-size. Both large and small formats are possible utilizing the latest equipment and printing technology.

In summary, the professionals at Performance Design Technologies have the credentials, experience and expertise to assist its clients in addressing (by resolving, eliminating, or providing adequate protection for) their fire safety concerns.

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