Code Consulting

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Expert Experience

EBL's code consulting division provides a code emphasis for a variety of specialized code interpretation, fire protection engineering and fire/life-safety consultation services. EBL's staff of engineers and technicians are well educated, trained, and experienced in multiple aspects of the build environment and code approval process. All projects are overseen by engineering professionals possessing a minimum of twenty years experience managing a variety of complex projects in the Fire Protection, Mechanical, and Electrical disciplines.

Broad Scope

We specialize in building code, fire code, Life Safety Code©, and special hazards consulting. We are staffed and organized to serve the unique needs of each client. With a highly skilled and experienced professional staff, we offer a broad scope of services in numerous markets.

Code Consulting Services


  • Building Code - Local, County, State, Federal
  • Fire Prevention Codes
  • Health Care Surveys – Joint Commission Statement of Conditions®,
    State Licensure, Federal Nursing Home Sprinkler Law
  • Federal, State, and Local Design Standards
  • National Electric Code & IES
  • Performance-Based Design Methods/
    Alternative Code Compliance Methods
  • Finite-Element Method
  • Accessibility Codes
  • Building and Fire Prevention Codes and Standards
  • Force Protection and Security
  • NFPA’s National Fire Codes
  • The “I Codes”
  • Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code
  • Fire Protection Engineering Design Evaluation Reports


  • Building and Fire Prevention Codes
  • Fire Modeling
  • Accessibility Codes
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Codes
  • LEED Analysis and Energy Conservation
  • Litigation Support
  • Life Safety Risks Assessments for Healthcare Organizations
  • Forensic Investigations


Gallagher Services
Associated Catholic Charities, MD

EBL conducted life safety evaluations for 35  residential board and care facilities representing housing for 136 residents.

For each facility, we determined the occupancy classification which was based by the facility's use and occupancy level. Also included in the studies were indications of any items that needed correction and recommendations for those corrections. Our evaluations and recommendations were based on the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2012 edition.





EBL Engineers, LLC

The Professional Engineering Center

8005 Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21234-5701


(410) 668-8000 phone

(410) 668-8001 fax

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