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Fire Protection Engineering & Code Consulting

Cope Engineering is a Fire Protection Engineering and Code Consulting company located in Houston, Texas. My name is Ed Cope and I am the owner and Principal Engineer. I have 21 years of experience in Fire Protection Engineering. For the past 15 years I have been working exclusively with developers, architects, owners, tenants and contractors who face challenging Fire and Building Code issues. I am a registered Professional Engineer (FPE) in the State of Texas and specialize in High Pile Warehouses and Hazardous Materials. I primarily work in and around the Houston area although I will accept projects throughout Texas and beyond.

If you find yourself in the following situations, I can probably help you:
  • You are having problems obtaining required Fire Department Permits or in negotiating with the Fire Marshal.
  • You are having problems getting your plans approved by the Code Official or need assistance in developing alternative means & methods.
  • You need assistance developing a technical report or evaluating unusual hazards or Industrial processes.
  • You need assistance designing a new facility due to unusual fire hazards associated with the operations or storage configuration.
  • You need help in evaluating an existing facility to determine if it meets your occupancy requirements.
  • You are a Sprinkler Contractor who needs an FPE to review sprinkler drawings.
  • You have an underground firewater system that you need to have evaluated.
  • You need a Fire Protection Engineer to act as an expert witness for a legal case.


If you think I may be able to assist you, please contact me to discuss your situation.

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