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Fire and Life Safety

Expert Solutions for Fire Protection & Life Safety Challenges

Our mission is to protect life and valuable assets in the built environment. GBA’s fire protection engineers holistically assess a building’s hazards, compliance strategies and protection measures. We develop integrated, maintainable solutions by working closely with full project teams: designers, code officials, HPR insurers, contractors and end-users. GBA’s fire protection engineering and life safety services span many markets with a focus on industrial, life sciences and mission critical.

At GBA, our licensed fire protection engineers provide solutions focused on protecting life, assets, property and the continuity of business operations. The GBA team, which is made up of fire protection engineers, certified fire code inspectors and support personnel, are trained and experienced in NFPA codes and standards, model building codes, Factory Mutual fire protection and construction standards, and The Americans with Disabilities Act. They work together to provide support for commercial spaces, data centers, telecom, storage warehouses and manufacturing projects in both new and existing facilities. Learn more by visiting Fire Protection and Life Safety.

Offers & Solutions

Fire Protection

Alarm & Communication Systems
Alternative Suppression Systems
Fire-Water Supply Infrastructure
Smoke & Explosion Control Systems
Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems

Life Safety

Evaluations & Audits
Inspection & Testing
Peer Review

Specialized Hazards Management

Combustible Dust
Flammable/Combustible Liquids
High-Piled Storage
Planning & Design


Fire & Life Safety Lead

Waala Mitchell head of fire safety and protection at GBA.

Mitchell Waala

Mitchell is experienced in consulting, design and commissioning. He has served as a fire protection and life safety code consultant, design engineer and commissioning engineer for the evaluation, analysis, design and commissioning of new and existing facilities in occupancies, including industrial, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratories, telecommunications, data and equipment centers, warehousing and office spaces.

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