Creative Code Solutions

We deliver solutions to save you both time and potential costs associated with noncompliance, regardless of jurisdiction or business line.


Emergency Management Consulting

We integrate research, technology, and on-site experience to improve protection and security for lives, infrastructure, and property to preemptively prepare for the unexpected. (150 Elgin – Ottawa, ON)


Specialized Expertise

Our in-depth knowledge with life safety systems and fire and building code consulting disciplines helps you meet legislative requirements. (40 College FA Upgrade – Toronto, ON)


Meeting Changing Code Landscapes

Our team has consulting experience both in assisting new building designs to code compliance, as well as updating existing buildings to meet changing code landscape. (West Block – Ottawa, ON)


Tailored Solutions

We listen to your needs to determine the best approach for each project to ensure it is cost-effective and provides limited disruption to the business or community. (Humber College, North Campus Residence – Toronto, ON)


Customer Focus With Experience

Our extensive experience paired with specialized insight allows our experts to measure their response time in hours, not days or weeks. (Social Sciences Building – Ottawa, ON)


Safety Is Our Top Priority

We work on large venues with high occupancy, like stadiums and convention centers, where safety is the top priority. (Enercare Centre – Toronto, ON)


Fire Protection Systems Engineering

Our licensed fire protection engineers stay on top of the latest advancements and code compliances in protecting both life and property for you. (Bell Sensplex – Ottawa, ON)


Unique Solutions to Challenging Projects

We create innovative comprehensive emergency management plans for a diverse set of clients and markets. (EC Drury School for the Deaf – Milton, ON)


Accessibility Consulting

Facilitating universal design in the built environment to best assist in identifying, and addressing design with the end user in mind. (TD Place, Lansdowne Park – Ottawa, ON)


Creative Code Consulting

Our code consultants specialize in complementing your designs by working within your vision to implement creative, effective code solutions. (National Art Gallery – Ottawa, ON)


Code & Life Safety

Morrison Hershfield’s code consultants and fire protection engineering specialists have extensive experience in the analysis and application of the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada, Provincial Codes, International Building Code, NFPA 5000 and other building and fire codes across North America and around the world. We have proven experience in providing innovative, cost-effective design solutions that complement a designer’s vision, meet project goals, and satisfy the intent of the codes and the requirements of Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

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Our Services

  • Accessibility Consulting
  • Alternative Solutions
  • Code Consulting
  • Commissioning
  • Emergency Management Consulting
  • Fire Alarm and Voice Communication System Design
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling
  • Fire Hazard Analysis
  • Fire Protection Program Development
  • Fire Safety Planning
  • Fire Suppression System Design
  • Legal Consulting on Code Issues
  • Life Safety Systems Engineering
  • Smoke Control System Analysis and Design
  • Timed Egress Modeling


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BECx: Process and Activities in 4 Steps

Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is becoming more frequent, helping to achieve both sustainable rating system credits and performance goals – but ever wonder what it actually entails?.. Read More »

Reduce Risk with Early Integration of Security and Life Safety

Posted on Tuesday August 14, 2018

There is a common misconception that security and safety conflict when applied to a building’s design. However, experience shows that   security and safety can be compatible when the two disciplines are integrated early in the.. Read More »

Building Beyond Compliance – Why BC Energy Step Code is Your Next Step

Posted on Tuesday October 17, 2017

The BC Step Code, British Columbia’s stretch Energy Code, is a performance-based standard that establishes a set of voluntary, incremental and measurable requirements for energy efficiency in New Construction ... Read More »

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