There are instances where, whether due to innovation, material / system choice, or potential cost savings, a particular design or approach to an issue by the project’s design team will not satisfy the prescriptive requirements of the Building or Fire Codes. In these instances, the Codes permit the use of alternative solutions to meet the minimum level of life safety envisioned by the Codes when these alternative solutions can be proven to provide an equal or higher degree of life and fire safety.
MGA will assist in creating an alternative solution to the proposed prescriptive variance based on the Objectives and Functional Statements associated with the applicable Code requirements. Our firm will also prepare Alternative Solution Proposal (ASP) documentation and supporting information for submission to the authorities to demonstrate the Code required performance level of a proposed alternative solution relating to fire and life safety.
To contact a Code specialist about preparing an Alternative Solution Proposal(s) for your project, contact us today.