Ross & Baruzzini Offers Specialized Expertise in Fire Protection Engineering

Ross & Baruzzini announces the addition of certified fire protection engineering services through the recent promotion of engineer Ben Brooks, PE, to Director of Fire Protection Engineering Services. Ben is a licensed fire protection engineer with experience in fire protection, plumbing, and medical/laboratory gas systems for multiple industries. In his new role, Ben’s focus will be on the expansion of Ross & Baruzzini’s fire protection engineering services that can be offered to our clients across all markets. 

Fire protection involves the coordination, design, and integration of many disciplines and systems, with the intent being to provide solutions that protect human life, business continuity, and property. Our service offerings include:

Fire Protection Engineering Consulting

  • Design/Plan Creation and Review
  • Emergency Responders’ Radio Coverage Mapping
  • Hazardous Material Analysis
  • Fire Protection and Water Supply Analysis
  • Risk/Hazard Evaluation
  • Wet and Dry Sprinkler System Design
  • Clean Agent and Chemical Fire Protection Evaluation and Design
  • Smoke Control Analysis and Design
  • Fire Modeling and Smoke Modeling
  • Property, Process, and Risk Analysis
  • Peer/Third Party Plan and Specification Review
  • Code Interpretation
  • Egress Analysis, Review, and Modeling
  • Data Center and Warehouse Fire Hazard Assessment and Consulting

Fire Protection System Design Services

  • Fire Sprinkler System, Suppression, Extinguishment, and Special Hazard Protection Systems Design and Analysis
  • Fire Main, Water Service, Fire Pump, and Water Storage Design
  • Fire Alarm System Design/Mass Notification Design
  • Project Construction Administration, Observation, and Inspection Service
  • Fire Protection Extinguishment, Suppression, and Alarm Commissioning

Inspection, Testing, and Commissioning of Fire Protection Systems

  • Study and Inspect Conditions of Existing Buildings
  • Code and Bid Document Compliance Inspections
  • Witness Operation Testing of Fire Protection Systems for Integration with Other Building/System Components
  • Maintenance Schedule Development and Review.

Ross & Baruzzini Opens Office in Overland Park, Kansas

Ross & Baruzzini has opened a Kansas City regional office in Overland Park, Kansas. The new location strengthens the firm’s network of services and affirms the company’s commitment to providing local delivery to an expanding client base. The addition of the Kansas City office brings the total number of office locations to 11.

This is the latest expansion for Ross & Baruzzini, a 250-person firm serving an impressive list of national and international clients. In 2016 the firm opened a new office in Chicago through the acquisition of Mitchell Planning and Associates.

“We are very motivated to continue on the growth trajectory that has more than doubled our firm size over the past five years,” remarked Bill Overturf, President of Ross & Baruzzini. This growth allows us to provide new leadership opportunities for individuals to continue to step up in our organization and to attract and retain truly great people.  Kansas City, where we already enjoy a number of close client relationships, is a natural next step.”

The office will be led by Dan Phelan, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, a Project Manager and Senior Mechanical Engineer who has been with Ross & Baruzzini for nearly 10 years. Dan has led projects for many of our clients in the Government, Higher Education, Healthcare and Research markets. In addition to the leadership he brings to the firm, he has deep technical skills focused on energy saving retrofit projects and sustainable design techniques. 

“It gives me great pleasure to lead the Ross & Baruzzini Kansas City office,” said Phelan. “I am both honored and excited to be part of this new growth opportunity for the firm. This expansion will help us not only enhance relationships with existing clients within the Kansas City region, but also engage new clients across multiple markets,” said Phelan.

The new office is located at 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 201, Overland Park, Kansas.