Chris J. MarzonieView LinkedIn Profile

Associate / Senior Designer (Fire Protection & Plumbing)

Chris Marzonie
  • Pima Community College
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Hydraulic Calculations Certification Program
    Oklahoma State University

Chris has nearly two decades of experience in the design of water-based fire sprinkler systems for commercial and residential applications. His career spans 13 years working with a successful mechanical contracting company followed by a 12-year relationship with Kelly, Wright & Associates.

Experience at the contracting level included estimation, design and management of projects. He has installed systems in the field and has been responsible for installation-ready, pre-fabricated designs that necessitated intensive coordination and field verification efforts. This hands-on experience has enabled Chris to possess an understanding of field conditions and coordination responsibilities that are inherent to fire sprinkler system design.

Experience at the engineering level has included a wide range of design applications coordinated with client goals through the entire design process. Examples are wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action, deluge and foam systems as well as fire pump and water storage installations. Chris spent three years performing plans review and acting as a fire sprinkler codes consultant for the City of Prescott Fire Department.

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Project Examples

  • K-12 Schools

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  • Commercial

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  • Fire Protection

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  • Government

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  • Healthcare

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  • Military

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  • Museum / Arhive

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  • Places of Worship

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