Mr. Craytor has been involved with the fire suppression and mechanical aspects of building systems engineering and construction for more than 30 years. Jay is registered as both a fire protection engineer and a mechanical engineer. He has a wide range of experience in fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and project management. Jay’s areas of expertise include fire suppression system design, code analysis, hazard occupancy analysis, hydraulic calculations, and life safety studies. He has designed fire suppression systems that include wet piped systems, dry piped systems, fire pumps, fire water storage tanks, clean agent and inert gas systems, and foam/water systems. He has worked on projects that include commercial office buildings, hospitals and clinics, industrial and commercial warehouses, federal facilities, port storage facilities, recycling centers, prisons, and industrial factories. He is very familiar with NFPA Codes and Standards, FM Global Data Sheets pertaining to fire suppression, and the federal UFC 3-600-01. Jay is active in the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and currently serves on the chapter’s executive board, regularly authors questions for the NCEES fire protection PE exam question bank, and contributed to the 4th edition of SFPE’s Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Examination in Fire Protection Engineering reference manual
Mr. Spradling has over 26 years of experience in the field of engineering and construction management as a production engineer, a department manager, and an executive manager on the military, government, and private programs up to $5.4 billion in value. He has recently served as the engineering manager for the on-call design-build contracts with the U.S. Department of State for the Embassy, Consulates, and Foreign Buildings Communications upgrade projects. Mr. Spradling applies reliability engineering principles to ensure that the operational needs of each client and project are met.
Mr. Hagen has over thirty-five years of experience in the fire protection, security, and communication industries. Jack has been supporting clients for 8 years as the Fire Commissioning Agent (FxCA) as defined in NFPA 3 & 4. In conjunction with the FxCA responsibilities, additional services provided include integration systems agent and systems technical support representative. Jack’s advanced skills, pertaining to the fire protection industry, have proven to be valued added compared to the standard services offered by typical engineering firms providing commissioning services.
Jack’s knowledge was developed through decades of design, installation, and testing of life safety systems to include surveillance, access control, emergency communications, HVAC, elevator, and generator systems. Projects list includes high-rise condominiums, assembly occupancies, medical centers, industrial facilities, data centers, aerospace structures, power plants, and convention/hotel resorts. Mr. Hagen’s past service, as a professional firefighter and filling the role of the AHJ in several situations, enhances his ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and persons in a position of authority.