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Fire Protection and Life Safety is a complex discipline of vital concern to building design and construction. LMDG brings professional training and experience in a variety of related fields to the resolution of specific design and construction problems. We are a team of fire protection and life safety specialists with an in-depth understanding of building codes, standards and regulations and their relationship to the design and construction of building projects.
Universal design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. LMDG is committed to creating safe and inclusive built environments and offers expertise on implementing comprehensive accessible design solutions. Our collaborative process includes learning from people with a diverse range of abilities and perspectives.
LMDG can provide Project Accessibility Consultancy in order to assist in the achievement of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC).
Some examples of Accessibility Projects are:
Ottawa Public Library and Archives Canada (Ādisōke), Ottawa, ON
Oakville Trafalgar Park, Oakville, ON
Spani Pool Renewal, Coquitlam, BC
Is your project breaking new ground and going beyond prescriptive limitations of ‘acceptable’ or ‘deemed-to-satisfy’ solutions within building codes? Are your clients looking to achieve unique design, performance and sustainability goals that go beyond code? Are you tackling one-of-a-kind design solutions or complex fire engineering requirements?
You will benefit from LMDG’s proven experience working with teams to achieve alternative solutions through performance-based design. Exposed mass timber and complex multi-floor interconnection and ventilation designs are examples of alternative solutions we’ve helped our clients achieve. Our approach to performance-based design includes close collaboration with expert specialist staff, along with the use of advanced software and evaluation tools.
Supporting Mass Timber construction, including exposed portions, in buildings that are prescriptively limited to noncombustible construction by use, height, and area.
Multiple floor level interconnections (open communication stairs & atriums) that are supported by a ventilation strategy enabling connectivity without prescriptive limitation
The Certified Professional (CP) Program is an alternative building permit process in which a recognized Certified Professional performs the full building review and inspection role on behalf of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). LMDG’s team that delivers Independent Professional services includes specialist staff who have extensive experience acting in this capacity.