Specialists In Fire Alarm Design & Drafting Services

Fire alarm Shop Drawings

Our main focus at UNICAD is Fire Alarm Design & Shop Drawings.  We provide our clients accurate and timely fire alarm shop drawings for their fire alarm system installations. We customize our designs to meet the codes and standards applicable to our clients’ projects. Our close attention to detail reduces problems in permitting, and construction.

Our drawings comply with all applicable codes including:

  • International Fire Code (IFC)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72)
  • Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)

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pre-bid and design build services

Over the years we have developed relationships with engineers and architects who rely on us to provide their fire alarm system bid documents.  We provide the same level of design for contractors with pre-bid and design build services.  These services allow them to accurately bid and win jobs. 

We conduct code analysis using:

  • Project Specifications
  • International Fire Code (IFC)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • National Fire Protection Standards (NFPA)

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cctv, access control & security designs

While not always required, CCTV, access control & security system designs provide the detail required for contractors to get projects completed timely, within budget and without the confusion that comes without designs.  Our designs are especially useful when a contractor utilizes a 3rd party to pull cabling and install boxes and devices.  We show contractors where to put devices, what cable to pull and to where and any other detail necessary to help get the job done right.

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About Us

At UNICAD, we provide fire alarm design & shop drawings for Architects, Engineers and Contractors.  With thousands of successfully completed projects, our knowledge of the applicable codes and our competitive rates,  UNICAD can help ensure your projects are professional, accurate, code compliant, and cost effective. 

We support and encourage
NICET certification

Our team

Our team of design and CAD professionals have decades of design experience and technical expertise. We have on staff:

Two NICET Level IV in Fire Alarm Systems

One NICET Level III in Fire Alarm Systems

One NICET Level I in Fire Alarm Systems

Five CAD Technicians

We support and encourage NICET certification for all our employees.


Our Performance Promise

Many years ago, when UNICAD was founded, we determined that we would make exceptional customer service a hallmark of the company. As our company grew, exceptional customer service became a distinguishing feature to our clients. Our promise at UNICAD is: “We will make every effort to do things correctly the first time.  If we should make a mistake you can be assured we will make it right.”

We look forward to serving you,

Wayne B. Haws & Mark L. Elison