LaSalle Engineering masthead banner

Founded in June, 2004, the firm’s performance philosophy is based on the following principles:

  • Understanding our clients’ problems, goals, and expectations.
  • Developing solutions that achieve these goals in a cost-effective way.
  • Creating an atmosphere of cooperation and respect with all team members.
  • Focusing on practicality, maintainability, and reliability of systems and solutions.
  • Recognizing the unique roles individuals play in fire and life safety solutions.
  • Integrating engineering principles into a largely code-driven field of practice.

Although these principles may seem obvious, their successful implementation requires technical excellence, effective communication, respect for all viewpoints, and a desire to create a safer community.

LaSalle Engineering, LLC advocates a holistic approach to building fire safety based on engineering and systems-oriented principles. We believe in solving fire protection problems through the application of state-of-the-art fire engineering knowledge and technologies, education, and with a cooperative approach that recognizes the unique contributions of all stakeholders. We recognize that code compliance is important, but codes address neither the specific needs of building owners nor unique building designs. Appropriate, cost-effective building fire safety depends on an understanding of goals, the reliability and maintainability of the systems, and the roles of people in fire safety practice.



  • Fire Safety Strategic Planning
  • Code Consulting
  • Fire Suppression Systems Analysis & Design
  • Fire Hazard Assessment/ Risk Management
  • Fire Alarm Systems Analysis & Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Smoke Control System Analysis & Design
  • Hydraulic Modeling & Water Supply Analysis
  • Life Safety Analysis & Design
  • Project Management
  • Fire Investigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Fire Modeling
  • Fire Safety Inspections/Audits

Summary of Experience by Facility and Building Type


Facility and Building Types


Commercial Healthcare Sports Museum and Historic College and University Residential Research and Development Telecommunications Industrial Nuclear Fossil Fuel Petrochemical
Building fire protection audits X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fire hazard analysis X X   X       X X X X X X
Code consulting X X X X X X X X X        
Fire modeling (in support of alternative design approaches) X   X X     X   X        
Timed exit calculations X   X X                  
Hydraulic modeling and water supply analysis X X X X X X X X     X   X
Fire alarm system analysis and design X X X X X X X X X        
Fire protection system analysis and design X X X X X X X X X X      
Construction administration X X X X X X   X          
Systems failure analysis X X X       X            
Performance-based design X X X X                 X
Negotiation with AHJs X X X X X X   X          
Life safety design X X X X X X   X          
Structural fire protection design X   X X                  
Risk-based Assessment       X               X X
Smoke control system commissioning X X X                    
Firestopping design X X X X X X              
Litigation Support X           X     X      
Fire Testing                 X        

Link to LaSalle Engineering Home Page