Burton W. Wright CPDView LinkedIn Profile

Project Manager (Fire Protection & Plumbing)

Burt Wright
  • Certified Plumbing Designer (C.P.D.) 2001
    American Society of Plumbing Engineers
  • Certified in Plumbing Engineering (C.I.P.E.)
    American Society of Plumbing Engineers

Burt has over three decades of academic and hands-on experience with fire protection and plumbing design. He has worked as a plans examiner, a fire marshal, a senior fire protection designer for local fire protection contractors and as a senior plumbing and fire protection designer and project manager for two local mechanical engineering firms.

Burt has worked extensively with architects and engineers, and has excellent interdisciplinary communication skills. With regard to fire protection, Burt has extensive experience producing complete and detailed designs with calculations for all water-based fire suppression systems. He also can provide design criteria, water supply analysis, and complete specifications. With regard to plumbing, Burt has extensive experience producing plumbing designs and specifications for a full range of commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

Burt has served as secretary and chairman to the Arizona State Fire Code Committee, authored numerous code changes to the International Conference of Building Officials for the Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code, and has served as a staff representative on the City of Tucson/Pima County Building Code Committee. Burt currently serves as Vice-Chairman to the City of Tucson/Pima County Fire Code Committee. Burt is also appointed as the Fire Protection Representative to the Town of Sahuarita Board of Appeals. As a result of this work, Burt has a complete & current understanding of the relevant codes and standards relating to fire protection at the local, state & national levels.

Project Examples

  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • Fire Protection

    KWA continues to lead in areas of Fire Protection Engineering in Southern Arizona. KWA's design experience includes wet & dry pipe, deluge, pre-action, foam, gas agent... (read more)

  • Commercial

    The KWA team provides high quality, energy efficient and budget-appropriate solutions for office buildings, financial institutions, mixed-use facilities, retail buildings... (read more)

  • Healthcare

    The KWA team has designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for more than 40 healthcare and medical facilities in Arizona and New Mexico... (read more)

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Military

    KWA has extensive experience working on military projects in Arizona and California and has vast knowledge of the federal requirements and desires for such projects... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

    KWA has the expertise necessary to provide designs for the tight temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements of museum and archival facilities... (read more)

  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)