Pre-construction Service and Estimating
Our Pre-construction and Estimating Department has many years of experience with all water based fire suppression systems. We are regularly involved in the early stages of design and pre-construction by providing budgeting to our clients followed by guaranteed maximum pricing with design and build projects as well as publicly bid projects. Our experience and knowledge allows us to design and install a multitude of water based fire suppression systems such as wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge and pre-action with nitrogen, and foam. These systems may also require secondary water supplies such as fire pumps and occasionally a water storage tank. Our fire pump experience includes electric and diesel driven pumps using in-line, horizontal, and vertical lift pumps. Our success has covered many types of projects for new construction as well as renovations of existing facilities. Examples of the projects we have completed are new and existing hospitals, office buildings, high-rise buildings, pharmaceutical plants, nursing and medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, schools, universities, state and federal government facilities. We have the experience and knowledge to assist and complete your next project, no matter how diverse.
Our In House Sprinkler System Design Department and Project Management Team are comprised of highly motivated individuals who offer a wealth of knowledge to accurately design our clients projects. Our staff are NICET (National Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technologies) Certified and accurately produces project plans to meet the requirements of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), State and Local codes, and Insurance Underwriter requirements. Our team has an excellent working relationship with Architects, Engineers, Plan Reviewers, and Inspectors which help assure success on all of our clients projects. Our Design Department utilizes leading edge software such as AutoCAD and HydraCAD to produce our plans with. These programs not only allow us to produce drawings for submission and installation but also allow us to create fabrication lists as well as 3-D BIM Model for coordination purposes. With projects being challenged to be completed on shorter time frames, BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming more recognizable as a tool in which overhead coordination can be conducted. Utilizing Navisworks software, we are able to resolve clashes with other trades in our office prior to materials being fabricated and installed on the job. This effort greatly reduces the need for adjusting of materials once installed. Allied Fire Protection, Inc. is a strong believer in BIM (Building Information Modeling) as a highly effective tool to save time, both during the design/coordination stage as well as field installation of our clients projects.
Located at 80 Rupert Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, our “In House” Fabrication Department is an integral part of our success. “Self Performing” our fabrication gives us optimal quality control of the workmanship of the fabrication, and the ability to control scheduling of activities, by removing the middle man. Our Warehouse is fully stocked with the pipe, fittings, sprinkler heads, valves, etc. that are needed to complete the job. We have certified welders, truck drivers, and trained staff to assure timely delivery on our company trucks to the project. We also have long lasting relationships with many fabrication vendors, in the event that we need to outsource our fabrication.
Our field installation crews are unrivaled in the industry. Our field staff has an average of 12 years experience. Some of our employees have been with us for over 30 years! We have many decades of experience in performing all types of Fire Suppression System installations. From providing current safety training, CPVC Certifications, Continuing Education, to outfitting our company trucks with the most appropriate tools and equipment, we are committed to making sure that our Field Staff is qualified and has the right tools for the job. Safety remains a priority on all of our projects. Our safety record speaks for itself: Our EMR (Experience Modification Rate) is consistently around .84. Excellent personnel, training, supervision, attitude, and equipment ensures that our field staff is qualified and ready to get the job done right!
Allied Fire Protection, Inc. was founded by Michael Newman and Jerry Locklear on July 1st, 1985. Having been in business for over 30 years, the company has experienced many changes over the years. One constant that has never changed is Allied Fire Protection, Inc.'s fixed dedication to providing superior fire protection services for all of it's customers. This has been achieved through hard work, excellent service, appropriate equipment, and most importantly, knowledgeable employees who believe that integrity matters. Today, still privately held by Michael Newman and J.D. Locklear, the company remains dedicated to providing unmatched fire protection services.
Allied Fire Protection, Inc. understands the critical role that fire protection systems play in the areas of life safety and the protection of property. Our goal is to provide the fire protection system that best meets the needs of the customer.
To reach this goal, Allied Fire Protection, Inc. employs a dedicated group of people who have the training, experience, and attitude to get the job done. Our people are what make our company. From estimating and sales, through design and fabrication, all the way through the construction phase of the project, our employees strive to provide the best product possible.
Our estimating and sales staff is NICET certified and has over 50 years of combined fire protection experience. We can provide detailed quotations and consulting on projects ranging from simple repairs to complete design build mixed use facilities.
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Military building retrofits
Recently completed is the UNC-G Recreation Center, located in Greensboro, N.C. This multi story building was supplied with 1,750 sprinkler heads, multiple risers with Zone Control Assemblies, standpipes, and a vertical in-line fire pump. The project was a joint venture between Skanska, USA & Retenbach Constructors.
Recently completed in 2016 is the Campbell University Health Science Building, located in Buies Creek, N.C. These multistory buildings have over 1,200 Sprinkler Heads combined, Two Electric Fire Pumps, Multiple Floor Control Assemblies, and Wet Standpipes. The General Contractor for these projects was T.A. Loving.
Under construction/renovation is the Garner Magnet High School project located in Garner, North Carolina. The project will have approximately 2,200 sprinkler heads installed, and be equipped with multiple Wet System Risers, Standpipes, and a Skid Mounted Diesel Driven Fire Pump. The project General Contractor is Balfour Beatty Construction Company.
Under construction is the J.A.Whitted School, located in Durham, North Carolina. It will be a Historical Preservation of an existing 135,000 sq.ft. building, with a new 3 story building addition. The project will consist of a new wet system riser, multiple Floor Control assemblies, and 1,657 sprinklers. The General Contractor is C.T. Wilson.
Revolution Mill Building A: Revolution Mill, Building A is a recently completed Historical Preservation project located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The project has 1,657 sprinkler heads installed to bring the original building space up to current code for future tenant lease space. The General Contractor is C.T. Wilson.
Under construction is the Raleigh Union Train Station project, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The project will have approximately 525 sprinkler heads, and be equipped with a wet system riser with multiple Zone Control Assemblies, all supplied from a Vertical in-line Fire Pump. This is a Joint Venture Project between General Contractors Clancy & Theys Read more about Raleigh Union Train Station[…]
Under construction is the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The project will have approximately 450 sprinkler heads, with the highest sprinkler roughly 148 feet above finished floor. The Project will be equipped with multiple wet system risers supplied from a Vertical in-line Fire Pump. The General Contractor is Clancy & Read more about Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral[…]
Recently completed is a student housing project and parking deck near N.C. State University, entitled Stanhope 2 ,and included the following: 6,375 Sprinkler Heads, a 500 g.p.m. Electric Fire Pump, multiple wet and dry pipe systems, a Manual Dry Standpipe, Combined Standpipe Riser with Zone Control Assemblies, and Roof Hydrants. This project’s General Contractor Read more about Stanhope 2[…]
Under construction is the Durham City Center project, located in Durham, North Carolina. This project will be a 28 story mixed-use building with office and residential space, and will have approximately 5,000 sprinkler heads installed. It will be equipped with a wet system riser, high pressure floor control assemblies, standpipes, and an Electric Fire Pump. The Read more about Durham City Center[…]
Under construction is the Dillon Tower project located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This high rise building will be mixed-use with office and retail space, and will have approximately 2,250 sprinkler heads installed. The building will be equipped with a Wet System Riser, Floor Control Assemblies, Standpipes, and an Electric Fire Pump. The project General Contractor is Read more about Dillon Tower[…]