About Us

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Michael Martin

President
With over 37 years of experience in the fire protection community, my career of service in this area has offered me opportunities as a design engineer, project manager, estimator, design consultant and business owner.
The Fire Protection Industry has never been brighter and my opportunities for continued technical growth and the challenges of advancing and managing the expansion of our engineering firm provide a never ending list of stimulating professional projects

Experience

President / Contracting Engineer
Systems Tech Fire Protection
August 1984 – Present
As the founder of Systems Tech Inc. I brought together all of my skills and experence to start and expand our design/ build fire sprinkler construction business to a level consist with our visions of promoting the industry. We are always exploring the constantly changing technologies avalible in our industy to increase our professionalism, maintain our competitive position and provide the best solutions to protect our customers.

Principal / Contract,

Engineer Peak Engineering Fire life Safety
May 2011 – Present
Peak Engineering was formed to meet all of our clients Fire Life Safety requirements. The need for a top tier engineering and documentation firm was apparent from the type of product we have been exposed to in ourarea. We strive to be an intirgal part of all of our projects with a very pro-active approach to problem solving using inovative ideas and technology. In my position as an Operations Manager and Business Develpment Engineer I am constantly being challanged to provide a level of customer service that our clients have come to expect from myself, fellow principals and staff.

Owner / Vice President

Overhead Fire Protection
September 1980 – February 1984 (3 years 6 months)
I was responsible for all pre-design, estimating, engineering management, material procurement and project managment. I left this unfullfilling partnership to persue a better professional relationship.

Skills & Expertise

IPD (Intermediate, 5 years experience)
American Contractor (Intermediate, 15 years experience)

Education

Mt Sac College
Associate of Science (AS), Fire Science, 1971 – 1974

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Hal Burton

Vice President
With over 32 years of experience in the fire protection community, my career of service in this area has offered opportunities as design engineer, project manager, engineering supervisor, fire plans examiner, fire suppression consultant, BIM coordinator, hardware and software design consultant, 3d modeling manager. IPD integrator, fire hydraulics instructor and materials manager.
The future is bright as I envision my role in greeting the challenges of Fire Life Safety in an ever increasing society of growth, this I feel can be implemented through new and innovative software solutions, training opportunities and the infusion of new technology.

Experience

Vice President, Design Manager (Rocklin, California)
Systems Tech Inc.
August 1984– Present
As senior engineer with Systems Tech, I utilize the skills and many years of experience to oversee design, coordination and computer technology. My expertise in the field of fire protection engineering enables me to coordinate both the mechanical and fire protection elements of the projects that we are involved with.
My particular area of expertise is fire sprinkler systems. Fire sprinkler line and head placement is engineered after determining applicable code requirements, architectural features, structural limitations and occupancy classifications. He then performs hydraulic calculations to ensure adequate fire sprinkler coverage and water demand.
I have designed wet pipe, pre-action, Vortex, deluge, foam, dry pipe, exposure and rack systems. And have coordinated design efforts through BIM, using Navisworks and AutoCAD.
Throughout my years of service in the community, I have gained the respect and admiration of municipalities, water districts and fire departments through the many years of fire sprinkler engineering in the greater Sacramento area.

Principal

Peak Engineering Fire Life Safety
May 2011– Present
The diversity of Peak Engineering to meet all Fire Life Safety needs from structural, mechanical, elevator, means of egress, building material types, alternate means and water supplies to name a few, can create an environment of energy, which directed properly can provide for a synergistic approach to an overall projects success.
My role as providing administrative support and design includes that of software and hardware integration, maintenance of an ever expanding data base and the management of that very valuable asset of time.

Our software experience and compatibility includes that of:

  • AutoCAD 2015 Building Suites
  • Revit 2014
  • Adobe Pro X
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • AutoSPRINK VR10
  • Bluebeam
  • SprinkCAD V3.5
  • Windows OS
  • Navis Manage
  • SprinkCALC
  • HASS Hydraulics

Senior Designer

Overhead Fire Protection (Reno, Nevada Area)
February 1979– August 1984 (5 years 7 months)
Provided accurate fire sprinkler designs for commercial and large residential projects. This included an accurate field survey of the existing structure, if available. Dissemination of structural, mechanical, electrical and geographical conditions that would dictate overall design of an applicable fire suppression system. Secured all materials and deliveries for said projects and ensured that all construction deadlines would be met.

Skills & Expertise

  • Vortex hybrid suppression
  • BIM Design
  • Navisworks
  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe
  • HAAS
  • SprinkCAD
  • NFPA Codes
  • CA. Building Code
  • CA. Fire Code
  • Seismc
  • OSHPD

Past Projects:

  • Sutter Santa Rosa Hospital, CA – Fire Sprinklers, Vertical Turbines, Underground Water Tanks,
  • Sutter Amador Hospital, CA – Fire Sprinklers
  • Foundation Health Medical Office Building, CA – Fire Sprinklers
  • Peppermill Hotel Casino, NV – Fire Sprinklers
  • Frontier Communications, CA – Pre-Action
  • Modesto Junior College, CA – Vortex, Fire Sprinklers
  • Rancho Seco Power Plant, CA – Special Hazards
  • McClellan Air Force Base, CA – Foam System
  • Agilent Labs, CA – Special Hazards, Vortex

SERVICE AND REPAIR

Schedule a Quote and Service or Repair Now: 916-332-1266
Inspections

  • Weekly
  • Quarterly
  • Annual
  • 5 Year
  • CCR Title 19
  • NFPA 25
  • Maintenance services.

Types of Systems Serviced

  • Wet fire sprinkler systems
  • Dry fire sprinkler systems
  • Deluge fire sprinkler systems
  • Preaction fire sprinkler systems
  • Fixed spray fire sprinkler systems
  • Antifreeze fire sprinkler systems
  • Diesel and electric fire pump systems
  • Wet standpipes
  • Dry standpipes
  • Wet and dry barrel fire hydrants
  • Fire hose cabinets
  • Water storage tanks

Maintenance

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Freeze protection fire pump re-packing
  • Flow switch replacement
  • Gauge replacement
  • Diesel engine servicing (fuel,oil,fuel filter change, batteries cleaned, coolant changed)

Service Areas

  • 3 Hour driving time from Sacramento
  • Other arrangements can be made if necessary

 

INSPECTIONS

Schedule a Quote and Inspection Now: 916-332-1266

  • Weekly
  • Quarterly
  • Annual
  • 5 Year
  • CCR Title 19
  • NFPA 25
  • Maintenance services.

Types of Systems Inspected

  • Wet fire sprinkler systems
  • Dry fire sprinkler systems
  • Deluge fire sprinkler systems
  • Preaction fire sprinkler systems
  • Fixed spray fire sprinkler systems
  • Antifreeze fire sprinkler systems
  • Diesel and electric fire pump systems
  • Wet standpipes
  • Dry standpipes
  • Wet and dry barrel fire hydrants
  • Fire hose cabinets
  • Water storage tanks

Testing

  • Fire department connection backflushing
  • Alarm and supervisory device testing
  • PRV (pressure reducing valve) testing
  • Glycol antifreeze system testing
  • Preaction and dry system trip testing
  • 50 Year fire sprinkler testing
  • Obstruction investigations
  • Fire pump performance tests
  • Pneumatic and Hydrostatic tests
  • MIC Microbiology Induced Corrosion testing