Coffman Engineers Welcomes New Fire Protection Engineer
Coffman Engineers announced the addition of Richard (Rick) Harvey, FPE, to their Anchorage office team.
Harvey brings to Coffman more than thirty years of experience in fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering, and project management of government and industrial projects including both new facility design and renovation of existing systems. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a registered fire protection engineer in Alaska and Alberta, Canada, and is also a registered mechanical engineer in Alaska. Harvey’s background includes serving as fire protection engineer in responsible charge for clients in Alaska and Canada. He has provided program management of the fire protection program for the Federal Aviation Administration in Alaska.
Harvey joins Coffman’s nationwide fire protection engineering department of seventy fire protection focused staff. Coffman’s national fire protection engineering team works with clients to provide fire and life safety consulting for new facility design, designs for upgrades and renovations of specific protective systems in existing buildings, as well as litigation support following a fire incident. They have experience designing a variety of building construction types and occupancy classifications, fire suppression, detection, alarm, and communication systems. Coffman’s fire protection engineers also routinely provides analysis and recommendations for the evaluation and design of water supply and distribution systems including on-site water storage, fire pumps, hydrant installations, and water supply systems.
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