Engineers and Consultants Integrating Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems

Bridging Project Teams to Success

About Us

We are fire protection consultants and engineers in Vancouver offering:

  • Building Code and Fire Protection Consulting Services
  • Fire Protection System Design Services
  • Certified Professional (CP) Services
  • Building Permit Coordination Services
  • Independent Professional (IP) Services

PONTEM (Latin, noun) – “bridge” a structure that connects two sides over an obstacle.

Established in 2019, Pontem Group was founded by 4 engineers with a passion for community building and safeguarding the public. The team has since grown to 15 members, each dedicated to providing customized services in designing, engineering and consulting.

At Pontem Group, our team of professionals pride ourselves on facilitating the “bridge” between all stakeholders such as owners, consultants, contractors and users. Symbolized by the letter “T” in our logo, Pontem Group brings not only fundamental building code support to your project, and also the spirit of teamwork – which we believe is the key in ensuring all parties are taken care of. In providing each client with project tailored fire and life safety solutions, our mandate is to harmonize our clients’ needs with regulatory requirements to establish common ground – setting the stage for project success.

Our core values are:

  • Integrity: – We lead by being responsive, honest and forthright.
  • Accountability: – We do the right thing to ensure project safety and success.
  • Perseverance: – We go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • Trust: – We respect and value each relationship within our team and external stakeholders.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: – At Pontem Group, we believe in equal representation for all peoples and value equity, diversity and inclusion at the core of our business.

Why Hire Us?

Our commitment:

Your unique project needs always come first

We take care to listen and to understand each client. This allows us to design a strategic plan that bridges effective communication between clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Details are important, but so is the big picture

With over 40 years of combined experience in fire and life safety, our team integrates aspects of the building code with fire protection system design for a complete solution.

Relationships and teamwork are paramount

We believe in building bridges between clients, AHJs, and other consultants. We regard teamwork as essential to success, and our team works tirelessly to align all stakeholders towards a common goal.

Get a peace of mind with a leader in quality management

You can expect our consulting services to be held to the professional standards as a leader in Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)’s previous Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program.


Building Code Consulting Services

Be confident in your project’s code compliance. With our holistic approach to fire and life safety, we strive to ensure your project design’s code requirements are clarified and harmonized with your designs.

Certified Professional (CP) Services

Our Certified Professionals (CPs) can help expedite permit issuance. The CP program means municipalities can rely on our professional assurance that appropriate design, construction, life safety, and accessibility requirements are met.

Building Permit Coordination Services

We can help streamline the Building Permit process and expedite the Authority Having Jurisdiction’s review time by coordinating the procedure on your behalf and delivering a comprehensive permit application.

Alternative Solution Development

Have an innovative design that poses unique challenges? Alternative Solutions are an option for achieving the code compliance you require. Contact us to see if this option is a good fit for your project.

Fire Protection System Design

We design fire suppression and fire alarm systems for both new and existing developments. Our team offers 40 years of combined experience to deliver solutions sensitive to design, functionality, and long-term maintenance.

Performance-based Fire Engineering Design

We offer fire dynamic simulations of your proposed designs for informed decision-making. Our performance-based approach demonstrates, through computer fire/smoke and egress modelling, proposed designs that meet defined objectives.

Accessibility Consulting Services

To support all-inclusive environments, we provide baseline code compliant and practical solutions to tailor to the needs of new or existing building designs, in accordance to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) accessibility requirements.

IP Services

We support various Authorities Having Jurisdiction in all aspects of the Building Permit process. Throughout the building, construction and delivery process, our team is constantly leading detailed analyses and technical reviews to provide the AHJ assurance that there has been code compliance within design and the construction of the Project.

CAN/ULC-S1001 Integrated Systems Testing

Pontem has a team of experienced fire protection professionals that have the competency to perform an Integrated System Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems as per ULC-S1001 required by the governing building code.


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Meet the Team



M.Eng., P.Eng., CP



P.Eng., CP



M.Eng., P.Eng., CP



P.L.Eng., BA


Technical Lead

Cel Chow

M.Eng., P.Eng., CP, FEC

Senior Project Manager

Jan Madura

MSc., P.Eng., CP

Senior Project Manager

Ellen Chen

P. Eng, CP

Lead Consultant


Warren Jantzen



Teri Tsim



Mehran Masoumifar



Clinton Akpa



Pluto Poon



Lohith Raj Perumahanthi

M.Eng, EIT


Kenneth Pun




Monica Wattie


Office Administrator

Jyoti Bhardwaj


Project Coordinator

Join Our Team
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Get In Touch

Suite 309 – 63 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1K2

Please call one of the core team members for any requests or call 236-427-5479