Associates, Inc. is an independent consulting engineering firm
specializing in fire protection engineering, code consulting, and
fire and life safety education. We have been providing professional
fire protection services since 1973 to a wide variety of private
clients as well as federal, state, and local governments.
We provide plan
review services for compliance with fire and building codes,
building surveys, consulting on code issues, training on fire and
safety codes, consulting services on special fire protection and
code compliance issues, and expert witness support for fire
litigation. We also work with code officials to assist
in the successful resolution of code issues that may evolve during
construction and renovation projects.
We have experts
on a variety of fire protection subjects to meet your fire safety
needs. Our staff and associates are active on national code
development committees such as the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) codes and standards and the International
Building Code (IBC).
include Fortune 500
companies such as ExxonMobil and Kodak, small private businesses,
and governmental agencies such as the National Park System, the
Michigan Department of Corrections, and county governments.
Carson Associates, Inc. has remained a small, focused consulting
firm specializing in fire protection engineering and code
consulting. Our choice to limit the size of our firm allows us the
ability to provide personal service to each project and customer.
We also have the advantage of collaboration with several
associated firms that bring specialized engineering experience to
All of the associates available to Carson Associates, Inc. are selected
because of our long term professional association with them, and
personal experience of their ability and standards of performance.
This enables us the ability to provide our clients with the right
personnel and expertise based upon the needs of each project. We
can assure our clients an experienced team of professionals, each
of whom are active in the fire protection community, serve on a
variety of national code making committees, and are well know and
respected in the industry.
Carson, P.E. is president and lead engineer for Carson
Associates, Inc. Mr. Carson is a graduate of the Fire
Protection Engineering program at the University of Maryland and
is a registered professional engineer in several states.
He has served
for over 30 years on several National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) code committees, including the Life Safety Code Technical
Correlating Committee, chair of the Technical Committee on Health
Care occupancies, chair of the Technical Committee on Residential
Occupancies, and member of the technical committee on Detention
and Correctional Occupancies.
In 1998 Mr.
Carson was awarded the Committee Service Award by the NFPA for
voluntary service as a technical committee member over a
substantial period of time. In 2003, the National Fire
Protection Association awarded Mr. Carson the "Standards Medal,"
the highest award bestowed by the NFPA Standards Council for
outstanding contributions to safety in the development of
standards prepared by NFPA committees.