Jensen Hughes' subsidiary, RJA Fire Protection Technology Consulting in Shanghai, China, is in the first select group to receive approval under the new government regulations for certification of fire protection consultants.
Criteria for approval included individual and company credentials, site surveys, documentation review, and experience with both international best practices and local knowledge that was evaluated by a panel led by officials from the Shanghai Fire Department. This certification is Level 1 (highest) and will allow the company to provide its services throughout all of China.
The services provided will include code analysis, performance-based design and fire modeling, special design analysis and evaluation, fire risk assessment, and fire hazard rectification.
According to Fang Li, vice president of China operations who started the Shanghai office in 2004, "This certification recognizes the quality of our work and the relationship of trust with the China fire service and our clients."