Hughes Associates, Inc. announced that it has acquired an interest in Industrial Loss Control (ILC), an international fire engineering company based in Milan, Italy. ILC provides engineering and research services to the fire protection field, including fire hazard and risk assessment services, fire protection systems design and testing, and fire and building code consulting.

The company also announced the opening of its New York Regional Office. Timothy R. Collins, CET, has been appointed senior engineer and director of the new office.