Sacramento Engineering Consultants

Education:

University of Colorado, 1970 -1976. Continued education with computer science courses at University of California, Davis.

Special Instruction:

Uniform Fire Code, Sacramento Fire Department; Uniform Bldg Code, City of Sacramento.

Affiliations:

Board Member – Developed high rise codes for fire and HVAC in conjunction with Sacramento Valley Fire Marshall’s District.

Experience:

Gary came to Sacramento Engineering Consultants with over 30 years experience in fire protection engineering.

Having many years experience with a large local design build firm as a division manager, Gary has unsurpassed knowledge of fire protection systems. He has supervised and performed estimating and design. He controls design, purchasing, fabrication and field installation. Projects have included major retailers, complete shopping centers, warehouses, office construction and remodel, retrofit for government office facilities and project development for new parcels with design of fire protection of overhead sprinklers and underground utilities both on and off site. Responsibility for yearly budgeting, cost control, contract administration and current work in progress.

As project manager with Sacramento Engineering Consultants, Gary utilizes his skills and many years of experience to oversee design and coordination on all projects for which he is responsible. Gary=s responsibilities include client contact and project development. His expertise in the field of fire protection engineering enables him to coordinate both the mechanical and fire protection elements of the projects that he engineers.

Gary's particular area of expertise is fire sprinkler systems. Fire sprinkler line and head placement is engineered after determining applicable code requirements, architectural features and structural limitations. He then performs hydraulic calculations to ensure adequate fire sprinkler coverage at a minimum of cost to the project. Gary has engineered wet pipe, pre-action, deluge and mist systems to protect all types of buildings. He is also knowledgeable of FM-200, CO2 and foam suppression systems.

Gary's fire protection design/project management experience includes: low-rise and high-rise office buildings, restaurant/kitchen facilities, nursing homes, schools, churches, apartment complexes, and military facilities for numerous clients. Gary has unsurpassed knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Uniform Fire Code (UFC). Having worked in the field in the Sacramento Area for over 20 years, Gary has superior knowledge of local water districts, fire districts and building department requirements. Gary has gained the respect and admiration of municipalities, water districts and fire departments in his many years of fire sprinkler engineering in the greater Sacramento area.