Bridging Project Teams to Success

About Us

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

We are fire protection engineers in Vancouver offering:

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

Our experienced team of professionals bridges owners, contractors, users, and other stakeholders by offering creative, tailored solutions to each project.

Symbolized by the letter “T” in our logo, we bring the spirit of teamwork to your project. Our core values are:

  • Integrity: We are honest, forthright, and sincere.
  • Accountability: We take pride and ownership in our work.
  • Perseverance: We do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Trust: The key to any successful team, you can rely on us to have your best interests. Always


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.

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