Gage-Babcock & Associates Ltd. (GBA) is a Canadian Fire Protection, Security and Code Consulting Engineering firm. GBA is dedicated to the protection of life and property from the potentially severe consequences of fire and criminal activity. The original firm was incorporated in 1974.
Members of GBA technical staff are a closely-knit group with complementary experience and expertise in theoretical and technical design, project administration, and asset protection principles and practices.
GBA staff includes professional engineers and registered architects. Some of our registered professionals are eligible to use the designation ‘Certified Professional.’ Under this program, the Certified Professional (CP) is delegated the authority to ascertain that the design and construction of a building substantially conforms in all material respects with Part 3 of the British Columbia Building Code or applicable Municipal By-laws. GBA played a significant role in modifying the CP program to the Independent Professional Program currently in use by the Vancouver International Airport Authority and Vancouver Port Authority for use with the National Building Code of Canada.
GBA keeps current on new developments in fire protection engineering, security and building issues through membership in such organizations as the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, and Provincial (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories/ Nunavut) Professional Engineering Associations, the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) and the American Society for Industrial Security. GBA staff work with building and fire codes and standards on a daily basis and also serve on technical committees responsible for their development.
GBA offers both fire protection and security expertise. This allows us to reconcile life safety and security conflicts that arise in both retrofit and new construction projects. Our experienced team of fire protection engineers, security consultants, and life safety specialists facilitate that our design recommendations are in compliance with applicable building codes and standards and properly interface with other building systems. For over thirty years, GBA’s clients and their building occupants have benefitted from the significant level of threat and risk reduction enabled through the integration of crime prevention, life safety, and fire protection disciplines working in concert to achieve the optimum level in code compliance and safe use of buildings.