Upright Sprinkler Design Company (USDC)

Upright Sprinkler Design Company (USDC) is an automatic fire protection sprinkler system design firm, focused on providing architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners with safe and reliable fire protection systems to fit new and existing structures’ needs.

Founded in 1985

Founded in 1985, the company quickly grew to one of the most relied upon sources for the design of fire protection sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings. 

Over 30 years of experience in design has helped the company develop a working knowledge of how to meet independent sprinkler contractor requirements on shop drawings, fabrication, and installation.  

This, combined with up-to-date training and technology in AutoCAD and RIVET, has built USDC the reputation of being able to handle any level of project in a timely, efficient manner.

Springdale, PA

USDC has operated out of the same location in Springdale, PA (just north of Pittsburgh) since it was founded. 

Local, domestic, and international customers have been serviced from this location in that time. 

Some more well-known projects include:

  • PNC Park

  • Shadyside Hospital

  • The Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Fine Arts Building

Currently lead by Gerard (Gerry) Marburger, a NICET-certified designer, as a family-owned and locally operated business. USDC is positioned to continue as a leader in the fire protection sprinkler system design industry.


With over 30 years of experience in the automatic fire protection sprinkler industry, USDC provides its clients with two core services, automatic fire protection sprinkler system design and automatic fire protection sprinkler system consultation.
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