Protection Development, Incorporated (PDI) is a fire protection engineering and building/fire code consulting firm, founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1985.
Over the years, PDI has built a staff that includes licensed fire protection engineers, certified building plans examiners, sprinkler and fire alarm designers, and building permit coordinators and managers. Most recently, PDI has been influential in helping design firms transition from the 1997 Uniform Building and Fire Codes to the 2003 International Building and Fire Codes.
PDI has developed a vast code library that includes building and fire codes dating back to the 1920’s. PDI has extensive expertise in working with the International Building and Fire Codes, the Uniform Building and Fire Codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes, and Guidelines for the Renovation of Existing Buildings.
In 2000 and 2001, PDI did business as “Cochrane and Associates”, but has always had the corporate name of Protection Development, Incorporated.
PDI is part of the Bob Andrews Group, LLC, and is owned by Bob Andrews. Other companies in the group include IES and IES Global, providers of emergency response and safety staffing to the high hazard industries such as chemical plants and refineries.
The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The PDI executive management team includes one of the original founders of PDI, Robert C. Andrews, Jr. chief executive officer and Gracia Rosslow, chief financial officer.