Meet our clients
We take a unique approach to fire protection engineering and life safety
Banksia is a fire protection and life safety consulting firm located in New York City. We work with clients in commercial real estate, energy, industrial, residential, science, and more to create spaces that meet their goals — and meet all compliance requirements.
Holistic, cross-disciplinary approach
We look at safety and resiliency from a broad vantage point with the key outcomes of our clients in mind. It’s not just about facilitating a smooth approvals process, but about creating safe, inspiring, and quality spaces. We look at the big picture in addition to the nitty gritty details, while taking a creative and collaborative approach with a can-do attitude.
Deep industry involvement and expertise
Our team has a deep understanding of building and fire code applications through our involvement with code development committees on a local and national level. We have also built strong relationships with the New York City Building and Fire Departments as a result of working collaboratively on several code development, design, and construction projects.
Proactive solutions to complex problems
Our detailed understanding of fire science and code compliance, coupled with our initiative and expertise, helps us minimize plan review and inspection issues while delivering safer buildings. We are always thinking ahead and looking at design and construction from the perspective of the Building and Fire Department to reduce any obstacles.
Banksia offers code, zoning and land use consulting, permitting and expediting, fire/life safety consulting and inspections, special inspections, and sustainability consulting, together with our partner companies CodeGreen, Rizzo Group, and UBSL. This broad offering of compliance, safety, sustainability, and resilience services makes life easier for our clients, who can depend on us for each of their projects.
Meet Banksia’s Leaders
He is an expert in code consulting, performance-based design, and fire protection. John has worked on over 250 projects in the aviation, commercial real estate, cultural, energy, industrial, hospitality, residential, science, and transport industries. He is also the leading expert in fire safety for modular construction.
John is Past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, New York, and also serves on code development committees for New York City, the International Code Council, and the National Fire Protection Association. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York and Connecticut.
Our core values ensure we deliver fire protection services that enhance your building
Project schedules, timelines, and requirements change quickly. We stay nimble to meet client goals.
We use interdisciplinary thinking, going well outside the box to come
up with innovative solutions.
Trust, collaboration, active listening, and candid communication help us build strong relationships.
We treat each project like it’s our own, taking full accountability and delivering our best work.
Join our growing team of fire protection engineering and life safety consultants
We are always on the lookout for people who share our values, client-driven approach, and can-do attitude.
Our fire protection services organization offers:
Competitive salaries and performance-based bonuses
Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
401(k) company matching
A path to ownership
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Are you a highly motivated fire protection engineer, fire technician, or health & safety professional?