JENSEN HUGHES has added Christian Noles, PE, as senior fire protection engineer for its Raleigh, North Carolina office.
Noles has 26 years of experience in design, code consulting, code administration, alternative design/approval, appeals, hazardous material assessment, inspection, product review, certification and instruction.
Noles will be working with clients on services from design to product evaluation to verifying code compliance, working with local fire and building officials, building owners, and architects on a variety of complicated code and design problems. He has experience in fire protection system design, special inspections, specification development, and installation oversight of fire protection systems.
David Bhuta, Director of Raleigh Office, noted, “We are very excited to have Chris join our team as we continue to expand our fire protection program to support our existing clients and Advance the Science of Safety."
Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, Noles served as deputy commissioner at the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal where he served as technical supervisor for the Engineering and Codes Section of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. He also previously served as chief fire protection code consultant at the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal and was a senior staff engineer for the Building Officials and Code Administrators which is now part of the International Code Council. Both roles were responsible for promulgation, interpretation and teaching codes.
Noles holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University, an Associate of Science from Parkland College, Illinois and is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and North Carolina.