Expert Building and
Fire Code Consulting


Our experienced and licensed engineers
are here to support your project from fire-
protection design to fire expert witness testimony.

Effective Solutions for Commercial & Industrial Structures

At Reax Engineering, our team of expert fire protection engineers design fire protection systems through an integrated approach to help protect buildings and the occupants during a fire. Our building and fire code consulting services are designed to fit the needs of building architects, developers, and owners to meet today's fire safety and environmental code requirements.

Building and fire codes standards require special attention for keeping occupants safe, protecting your assets, and code compliance. Our team of fire experts can help evaluate and provide a custom solution for your project's unique risks and needs. We can work with you throughout the project from the preliminary design to single building or fire code issues.

Building & Fire Code Consulting Services

Design of Smoke
Control Systems

Keep your building occupants safe from smoke during unwanted fires. We can design smoke control and fire alarm systems that account for any common issues, such as dormancy, inoperability, unreliability, or failure to meet intended fire safety design criteria.

Structural Fire
Engineering & Fire Testing

As structural engineers, we take an innovative approach to structural fire safety and engineering with the ultimate goal to reduce human and economic loss from fire. Identifying relevant fire tests and conducting fire testing provide the solution to that important goal.

Fire Modeling
for Building Design

Through computer fire modeling for building design, we have the ability to analyze fire and life safety in your building—all while having the capability to predict fire growth, fire behavior, analyze smoke control systems, provide a post-fire timeline of events, and more.

Forensic Fire Investigation

Our fire scientists follow all guidelines and standards and exhaust all measures to determine the fire origin and cause. Our goal is to provide the facts of the investigation with integrity and professionalism. One of our founding partners, Dr. Rich is a testifying expert providing scientific support to issues of fire cause and origin, construction defect, code compliance, and fire toxicity.  He is active in code development processes through membership in IEC TC 89 (Fire Hazard Testing), and TC 108 (Safety of Electronic Equipment) and ASTM E05 (Fire Standards).

Fire Investigation & Forensic Consulting Services

Fire Modeling for
Building Design

Through computer fire modeling for building design, we have the ability to analyze fire and life safety in your building—all while having the capability to predict fire growth, fire behavior, analyze smoke control systems, provide a post-fire timeline of events, and more.

Failure Failure
Comprehensive Analysis

Through the failure analysis process of forensic scene investigations, we'll collect and analyze various data through laboratory testing, calculations, and computer modeling to determine the cause of a failure and help determine or support any corrective actions or liability.

Fire Origin
& Cause Analysis

With life and property at stake, the cause of fire or explosion must be thoroughly investigated. Our fire investigation experts can conduct and manage complex investigations to guide the process from site inspection to the courtroom.

Fire Investigation Consultants

Our experienced and licensed professional engineers are here to support you with your fire investigation needs. Our goal is to save more lives and provide you with the best solutions possible.

Recent Fire Consulting Projects

Reax Research Contributes to California’s Approval of Below-Grade Insulation without Flame Retardants

The California Building Standards Commission unanimously approved the use of expanded polystyrene foam without flame retardant chemicals in slab on grade assemblies.

Transbay Transit Center

Reax Engineering participated in development of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center which opened in late summer of 2018. Reax analyzed structural fire performance employing … Continue reading Transbay Transit Center

Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System

Reax conducted testing of fire mist systems installed in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel with engineering support for the design of the full-scale experiments, instrumentation, pre … Continue reading Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel Mist System