Project Info

  • Client Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • Location Beltsville, MD

New Fire Research Laboratory

GES provided design review of all mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the new ATF Fire Research Laboratory. The ATF Fire Research Laboratory is the world’s first and only laboratory devoted to forensic fire research. The Fire Research Laboratory will provide the necessary facilities, equipment, and staff to work on fire-investigation issues that include fire-scene-reconstruction, flashover studies, validation of fire-pattern analysis indicators, impact of accelerants on fire growth and spread, ignition studies, and electrical fire cause analysis.