Systems engineering

LRI is your trusted partner for design and contract administration services, as well as audits and fire protection system evaluation. Our team specializes in fire alarms, sprinklers, standpipe, fire pumps, backflow preventers and special suppression systems, for effective safety measures you can truly rely on.

We provide enhanced safety and peace of mind

Quality and safety are at the core of everything we do. With LRI Systems Engineering, you know your fire protection systems are in expert hands. Let us handle the complexities of your plan so you can focus on what matters most – your business. Trust LRI for unmatched proficiency, reliability and true commitment to your safety.

A knowledgeable and experienced partner you can trust

Our experienced team brings a wealth of knowledge to every project, so you can always expect innovative and code-compliant solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you are embarking on a new construction or a retrofit project, you can rely on our team to optimize your fire protection.

Expert fire system assessment for industry-standard effectiveness

At LRI, we offer comprehensive assessments and evaluations, and we meticulously analyze your fire protection systems to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Our audits confirm whether your systems are effective and meet the required standards.

Detailed services

Fire Protection Systems Audit & Evaluation

LRI Engineering Inc. is your premier partner in comprehensive fire protection system audits and evaluation. We understand the critical importance of a robust fire protection infrastructure to safeguard lives and property. Our team has the expertise required to assess your situation and make recommendations to optimize your fire protection systems, sprinkler systems and suppression technologies, and to make them compliant with industry standards.

We provide detailed reports that summarize the findings of our fire protection system audit and include a comprehensive analysis of your current system status and operation, as well as identified risks and recommended solutions. We offer a roadmap for implementing our suggestions, and our team of experts is always available to discuss results with you. We offer guidance at every stage, so you can feel confident in the safety and resilience of your facility.


  • Review of sprinkler systems, alarms, and suppression systems (pre-action and gas);
  • Identification of deficiencies or areas for improvement;
  • Assessment against provincial building and fire codes, local requirements from the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), and other standards and engineering best practices.

Performance tests

  • We coordinate and witness performance tests of your fire protection systems to evaluate their responsiveness and effectiveness;
  • We work with contractors to test your sprinkler and/or fire pump activation, interconnections with the fire alarm system, and suppression system efficiency;
  • We offer tailored recommendations with detailed and practical solutions for the specific needs of your building;
  • Our recommendations may include system upgrades, maintenance suggestions, or integration of advanced technologies.

Fire Alarm & Detection Systems Design

We are experts in designing innovative and code-compliant fire alarm systems. We collaborate with designers and architects to masterfully craft a detailed fire alarm system tailored to the specific needs of your building. Whether it is for a new construction or a retrofit project, we perform meticulous inspections and deliver state-of-the-art, code compliant solutions. A wealth of experience backs our team and knows how to best integrate innovative technologies to optimize the fire safety of your space and meet all fire alarm and security system requirements for your building.

Our services include:

  • Thorough site reviews
  • Efficient project management
  • Meticulous inspections
  • System evaluations
  • Expert troubleshooting
  • Detailed design drawings and documents
  • Quick response communication and support.

Fire Suppression Systems Design

LRI Engineering Inc. is dedicated to ensuring unparalleled fire safety. We use cutting-edge technology and expert analysis to deliver swift, customized fire suppression solutions. We safeguard lives, assets, and businesses by providing innovative and ultra-efficient fire protection design services that meet the industry standards.

Whether you operate in a high-risk industrial environment or a commercial space, our fire protection engineers will provide a tailored solution that aligns with your needs and will conduct rigorous site inspections so designs are integrated.

We offer:

  • Fire suppression systems including: foam, carbon dioxide, halon alternatives, water spray systems;
  • Evaluation of water supply systems with intricate hydraulic calculations, and code compliance assessment;
  • Unwavering dedication to the safety and longevity of your business.

Special Hazard System Design

With over 20 years of experience, our systems engineering team can assess your situation and provide specialized suppression systems that are tailored to your needs. We address diverse fire risks with innovative and cost-effective solutions to maintain safety. At LRI, we recognize the urgency of safeguarding sensitive electronic environments, and our system designs include provision of the latest clean agent gases like FM-200 and Novec 1230, offering swift, residue-free fire suppression. We tailor our services to the layout of your data center, and our design integrates intelligent sensors for early detection to ensure a rapid and uniform response. We offer a proactive and tailored approach to diverse fire risks. The systems we design include built-in alarms and notifications for a secure evacuation process.

Examples of our specialized suppression systems:

  • Foam suppression systems for airport hangars
  • Gas suppression systems for data centers
  • Chemical suppression systems for industrial facilities

Tender Document Preparation & Construction Management

At LRI, we go beyond the design of fire protection and life safety systems, we take part in bringing projects to fruition. We offer tender services and construction management support so that you can enjoy a seamless and stree-free process. With LRI, you get a turnkey solution that prioritizes safety, compliance, and your peace of mind.

Stages of the tender process:

  • Preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) that clearly outlines the project’s scope;
  • Project design and specifications including special requirements for your project;
  • Timeline for project completion;
  • Budgetary evaluation, identification of contstraints;
  • Pre-bid meetings on-site for potential bidders;
  • Contract negotiations upon selecting a winning bid;
  • Regular inspections of the implementation process to verify proper installation and code compliance at every stage;
  • Budget tracking, contractor invoice review, issuing of certificate of payments.

Fire Protection Backflow Preventer Design

Backflow preventers play a pivotal role in fire protection systems and act as safeguards against the undesirable reversal of water flow. Our team has extensive experience in the design of backflow preventers for new construction and retrofit projects that maintain the integrity of water sources and evaluate the functionality of fire protection systems. We understand the unique challenges posed by aging fire suppression systems and the critical need for reliable backflow prevention.

Our designs are crafted to safeguard your facility and protection of your assets. We provide robust solutions complete with detailed drawings, comprehensive specification drawings, and hydraulic calculations as required by the Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Our commitment to your safety goes beyond the design of your backflow preventer, as our team will be actively involved in the implementation phase to verify installation meets industry standard requirements, and work is completed on schedule. We have the expertise needed to bring your suppression systems up to current codes and to future-proof them for optimal performance.

Smoke Management System Assessment and Design

Maintenance and inspection of smoke management systems has become increasingly enforced by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). It is important to assess the functionality of your smoke control system to ensure reliability and effectiveness. At LRI, we understand that a smoke control and venting strategies are not a one-size-fits-all solution and our assessments consider a diverse range of structures and building types including new constructions and retrofit projects.

We begin with an in-depth analysis of architectural layouts, occupancy types and existing smoke control infrastructure. Through site reviews, performance testing and thorough documentation, we identify areas for enhancement and provide actionable insights to advance code compliance and prioritize occupant safety and asset protection. At the end of our services, we provide a detailed sequence of operations document that outlines the existing functionality of smoke control systems in your building. The report is complete with a testing and inspection procedure document that can be used by contractors and operators, and is often required by fire codes and AHJs.

Our team can also design smoke control systems that offer a new sequence of operation, integration into fire alarm systems, and sizing of fans and dampers. In retrofit projects, where adaptability is key, our designs are crafted to seamlessly integrate with existing systems, ensuring a cohesive and efficient smoke control strategy. From atriums to high-rise buildings, our assessments and designs cater to a diverse range of structural needs for enhanced evacuation protocols and minimized smoke spread in the event of a fire.

Fire Pump Design

Our commitment to precision, innovation and safety has solidified LRI’s position as a leader in fire protection engineering. Our Systems Engineering team has specialized knowledge in the design and assessment of fire protection and life safety systems. We carefully craft fire pump designs that align with your specific requirements. Whether you own a commercial building, an industrial facility or a residential complex, we offer solutions for optimized performance and reliability to safeguard your investment.

Our fire pump designs leverage state-of-the-art technologies for a forward-thinking approach to emerging safety standards. Our solutions offer a robust defense against the unpredictability of fire events. We take time to integrate our designs with other life safety systems for a comprehensive protection strategy that prioritizes efficiency and reliability.

Integrated Systems Testing & Evaluation - CAN/ULC-S1001

At LRI Engineering, we are dedicated to ensuring safety excellence through meticulous compliance with industry-leading regulations such as the CAN/ULC-S1001 standard. We provide unparalleled Integrated Systems Testing (IST) services to validate the performance of the diverse systems in your building by testing their collaborative functionalities. Our integrated approach identifies potential bottlenecks, interoperability issues and vulnerabilities that may arise when various elements converge. We meticulously evaluate fire protection, security, HVAC, lighting, and other critical systems, ensuring they work in perfect harmony, even in the most challenging situations. As a Level 4 CAN/ULC-S1001 service provider, we have the expertise needed to integrate diverse building systems that meet the standard of compliance.

We understand the legal issues and financial implications of system failures during emergency situations, so we provide comprehensive documentation and a robust record of your building’s evaluated safety measures. Upon completion of our services, you will also receive a certificate from ULC indicating that your systems comply with the CAN/ULC-S1001 standard.

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Meet our experts

Shawn Young, C.Tech.

Branch Manager Ottawa


Ahmed Soliman, B.Eng., CFAA, ITC

Associate – Systems Engineering


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