Sebench Engineering your choice for innovative Fire Protection Services

Sebench Engineering, Inc. (See - Bench) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has provided fire protection engineering and design services to clients in a wide variety of industries since 2007.  As a full-service fire protection engineering firm, Sebench offers design of fire suppression, detection, and alarm systems, building and life safety code analysis, water supply analysis, hazard assessments, project reviews, and project management.  We have functioned in various roles on contracts, including serving as the prime contractor for single discipline design and non-design services, and as a specialty subconsultant to construction contractors and architectural and engineering (A-E) firms on larger multi-discipline efforts, including design-bid-build, design-build (D-B), and construction manager at-risk project delivery methods.

  • Complete Fire Protection Design for new construction and upgrades:  Suppression, Detection, Notification
  • Project Management:  on-site supervision for fire protection installations
  • Project estimating: – +/- 15% estimates
  • Bid Management: issue bid documents and specs,  interview prospective contractors, provide guidance on bid award
  • Third Party Reviews:  a final check on any contractor’s plans for fire protection
  • Alternative Design:  work with AHJ for approvals for unusual applications or variances
  • Special Hazard Assessment for heavy hazard industry:  steel, mining, chemicals and petroleum

Call today to discuss your needs with one of our engineers:

877-FPENGRS  (877.373.6477), or Contact Us.

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Having his roots in the Insurance Industry, Sebench’s founder and lead engineer, Mike Swahn has many years of experience in dealing with high-hazard industries. Holding a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. READ MORE


VP Fire Protection

Nick Mariano has over 37 years of experience in fire protection design, life safety concerns, special hazards evaluation and protection design.  A particular strength is obtaining the proper approvals from, and in negotiations with city, state, federal, and insurance authorities, as required  READ MORE


Fire Protection Engineering

With over 24 years of experience in Fire Protection Project Management, Jamie Patterson brings key experience in Fire Protection Engineering – from project start to finish. Jamie holds a NICET IV level certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology and is a certified welder. READ MORE


Lead Designer

With over 17 years of experience in Fire Protection Project Management, Ron Grant has proven his ability to oversee all aspects of Fire Protection installation and design.  Ron holds a NICET IV level certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology.  He is currently overseeing a 3-year project for READ MORE



Chris Birchfield is an engineer whose mission is to educate the construction industry on advancements in intumescent and fire retardant technologies. He has worked for many years in the passive fire protection industry and READ MORE


Fire Protection

Daniel Secrian brings five years of experience in Fire Protection and Cabling technologies. Daniel holds a NICET III level certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology. His construction experience brings additional depth to the Sebench professional team. READ MORE