Ensuring a Safe and Secure Campus Environment

Picture_Section 1 - Sectors_Higher EducationJENSEN HUGHES is exceptional at meeting life safety, fire protection, building code and security consulting and design needs for education campuses.  Fire and security hazards can be eliminated or mitigated through our awareness and application of the highest industry codes and standards.  We solve challenges by providing comprehensive risk assessments that identify existing and emerging sources of fire and life safety risks for campus facilities and its occupants.  Based on our assessments, we can create customized risk control programs to mitigate and eliminate sources of risk with cost-effective solutions.  Focused analysis and appropriate technology meet design objectives and ensure code compliance.

Protecting Dormitory Residents

JENSEN HUGHES provides consulting, design, and engineering services to help colleges and universities address a wide range of dormitory fire protection and life safety issues including:

  • Enhanced evacuation and emergency response planning
  • Nuisance and false alarm mitigation
  • Fire protection systems operational reliability
  • Fire protection for highly sensitive research and development areas

We provide a comprehensive campus-wide risk assessment that identifies existing and emerging sources of risk for both facilities and life safety. Risk mitigation measures may include improved evacuation plans, implementation of a mass notification system (MNS), new fire suppression systems, or any of a variety of fire safety programs or systems.

Making Laboratories Safe

JENSEN HUGHES provides consulting, design, and engineering services to help institutions address a wide range of fire protection and life safety issues relating to instructional and research laboratories including:

  • Comparisons of applicable code provisions (e.g., NFPA 45)Picture_Section 2 - Sectors_Higher Education
  • Developing code compliance and alternative approaches for hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Evaluation of clean rooms, fabrication areas, and HPM rooms
  • Protection of laboratory hood and exhaust systems
  • Hazard and process analyses
  • Fire protection for highly sensitive research and development areas
  • Risk assessments for laboratory operations

JENSEN HUGHES Provides a Full Range of Services

From campus security to mass notification systems to evacuation plans and life safety systems design, JENSEN HUGHES assists colleges and universities protect students, staff, operations, and the environment. JENSEN HUGHES solves cost and efficiency problems through a thorough review of all systems infrastructure for use in life safety, MNS and fire systems upgrades.

JENSEN HUGHES services for higher education institutions include:

  • Fire alarm systems audits/upgrades
  • Fire detection and alarm system design and consulting
  • Automatic fire sprinkler systems design and consulting
  • Automatic fire sprinkler system corrosion investigation / inspections / audits
  • Code compliance reviews
  • Facility evacuation plans
  • People movement and simulation modeling
  • Risk assessment/emergency response plan development
  • Mass notification systems (MNS) design and implementation
  • Security and safety assessments

Related Project ExperienceHigher Education

  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • New York University, New York, NY
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • University of California, Various Locations, CA
  • University of Chicago, Evanston, IL
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • University of Michigan, Detroit, MI
  • University of Missouri, Various Locations, MO
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • University of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Contact Us Today:

Contact us today using our online form or reach out directly to one of our many regional branches.  For specific questions regarding JENSEN HUGHES’ consulting services for higher education facilities, please contact:

Tim LaRose, PE
Vice President, Education
O: +1 401-736-8992 | C: +1 401-935-6320