Fire Protection Expert Charles Joyce Joins Syska Hennessy

Charles Joyce, PE, an expert in life safety and fire protection engineering, has joined the New York office as a senior associate. In this capacity, he oversees evaluations of existing fire protection and life safety systems, the design of new systems, and system testing.

Mr. Joyce also serves as vice chair of the New York City Building Code Technical Committee of Fire Protection Systems, which is developing the next version of the New York City building code. Over the course of his 15-plus-year career, he has worked on projects that encompass commercial buildings, academic institutions, medical centers, and arenas. His core areas of expertise include fire alarm systems, smoke management, special hazard suppression, and in-building radio communications.

“Charles has an outstanding reputation in the industry for his leadership and for his comfort with technical complexities,” says Robert Ioanna, PE, LEED AP, senior principal at Syska. “Industry insiders rely on him for his in-depth knowledge of NYC, DOB, and FDNY codes. Our clients and projects will benefit from his contributions.”

Mr. Joyce earned a B.S. in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the New York Fire Alarm Association, and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.