I had never hired a fire protection engineer, but I’m certainly glad I did. For every dollar that I paid Harrington Group, I believe your advice saved me almost fifty dollars in unnecessary or less optimal build-out costs. That kind of ROI makes me real happy! — , Signet Key Ventures, Inc.
In the context of negotiating alternatives, Harrington Group works with an AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). With regard to Property Loss Control activities this usually refers to the insurance carrier, but can also mean public agencies such as state and local building and fire departments. The Property Loss Control engineer carries out negotiations on behalf of the client. These are often successful because the engineer is a specialist who understands the terminology and objectives important to the AHJ. It is particularly important that the engineer become involved early in the process. This helps ensure that negotiations begin before the AHJ has issued a position in writing. Once a position is in writing, it is difficult for the AHJ to revise it or retract it even if the reason for doing so is sound.
Harrington Group has been highly successful in developing and negotiating acceptance by the AHJ of creative, cost effective property loss control solutions.
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