Company Overview & Statement of Qualifications

Performance Design Technologies, Inc., (PDT) is a fire protection engineering firm specializing in cost- effective, performance-based solutions to fire protection problems. The 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 be your code expert or use a performance-based approach to supplement prescriptive code requirements. The broad and diverse experience of PDT professionals and associates provides our clients with the highest quality fire protection engineering services.

PDT professionals have obtained degrees in 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 and are qualified to obtain professional registration in other states. Collectively, the fire protection professionals at PDT have more than 120 years of fire protection engineering-related experience.

PDT professionals are active members of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), serving on technical committees and holding positions at both the local and national levels. One PDT Engineer serves as a principal member on the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, initiating devices committee. One PDT Engineer is an ICC Certified Special Inspector. PDT has also committed to serving the local and state AHJ community by continually providing training and support to local and state fire inspector and marshal associations. PDT has presented the concept of performance-based codes and fire modeling to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (codes enforcement division) in several seminars. In addition, PDT has worked to develop a strong working relationship with the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau and the City of Knoxville’s Planning Department and Fire Marshal’s Office. The professionals at PDT have also presented several seminars for local, state, and federal architects and engineers for continuing education credits. Seminar topics have ranged from basic fire chemistry and dynamics to performance-based design.

PDT has a fully functional CADD department with degreed, certified, and experienced designers. The company utilizes AutoCAD and MicroStation CADD software, as well as REVIT, all of 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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