Do you need your product approved?

You must have the appropriate testing to prove it meets safety standards.

You want to accomplish that with maximum results and minimum testing.

Put our over 130 years of experience performing fire tests on building materials, products, and assemblies on your side. Our laboratory experience provides an excellent sense of cause and effect, benefiting you in the design of your products, materials, or assemblies.

Do you need site-specific approvals? Actual construction details are often slightly different from those tested due to cost, timing, availability, and other reasons. With an engineering analysis, we can often show that the as-built design is equal or superior to that which was evaluated and approved. If it's not, we can recommend alternatives to bring the assembly up to code, which is done by following standard fire protection engineering rules and comparing approved designs that are very close in detail. Letters of endorsement from Professional Engineers registered in any U.S. state are available on request.

What We Do:

Priest & Associates Consulting is committed to bringing you a consistently high level of service.

Product Assistance

Help with product test design to meet Local, National and Global Fire Code requirements.

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Fire Testing

Design test protocols. Oversee and witness tests performed at any laboratory to ensure accuracy.

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Engineering Analysis & Judgments

Actual construction details are often slightly different from those tested for a variety of reasons. An engineering analysis can often show that the as-built design is equal or superior to that which was evaluated, or we can recommend alternatives to bring the assembly up to code.

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Meeting Standards

Are you a manufacturer that needs to ensure your products meet the test requirements for exporting to another country? We offer guidance to manufacturers as they export their products to North America, Europe, or the Middle East.

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News & Announcements

Priest & Associates Consulting Hires a New President

College Station, TX – Priest & Associates Consulting (PAC) announced that Mike Luna has joined as President/Partner for the firm. As part of his responsibilities, Mike will look to bring fresh new ideas to the company and lead PAC services already well-known in the fire industry. Supported by Mike’s 25+ years in fire testing, engineering evaluations, and certifications, he has a robust customer-focused approach to helping solve problems for manufacturers, builders, architects, and contractors.

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Product Approvals

Getting your products approved is paramount.

Provide engineering evaluations for expanding approvals for different constructions tested by various test methods.

Write short engineering letters addressing specific construction sites or details to gain approvals from AHJs.

Design test plans that allow the maximum use of engineering evaluations to expand the approvals gained by that test.