Archive for February, 2011

Residential Fire Sprinkler Webinar to Discuss Sprinkler Coverage, Location and Spacing

February 9th, 2011

Webinar presentation will educate designers, installers and plan reviewers on the critical design considerations of sprinkler coverage, location and spacing in residential fire sprinkler systems.

A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate fire protection designers, installers and plan reviewers across the nation on how to determine proper sprinkler coverage, location and spacing in a residential fire sprinkler system to ensure proper performance in the event of a fire. The webinar is part of the online training series offered by Fire Smarts, LLC.

The “Residential Fire Sprinkler Design – Considerations for Sprinkler Location, Coverage and Spacing” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on February 25, 2011 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this two-hour training Mr. Scandaliato will discuss the steps involved in sprinkler layout as well as review common ceiling configurations that cause the most trouble when applying prescriptive rules. Time will also be spent examining several specific design scenarios and demonstrate how to develop solutions.

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this webinar click on Webinar Information Page.

“With the addition of residential fire sprinkler requirements into the International Residential Code, there is no question that these systems will become a standard component in new home construction across the country,” said Ryan J. Smith, President of Fire Smarts, LLC. “There is a need for designers, installers and plan reviews to better understand how these systems are designed to ensure cost-effective and high-quality installations.”

The “Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis” published by Fire Smarts, LLC in September 2008, projects that over 7000 additional positions for sprinkler installation, over 2000 additional positions for sprinkler design, and nearly 1500 plan reviews and inspectors will be needed as residential fire sprinkler requirements are adopted and widely enforced across the country over the next decade. An adequate amount of skilled labor is essential to ensuring that residential sprinkler systems can be properly and cost-effectively installed.

“I’ve worked in the home building and fire protection industries all my life,” said Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS. “Fire sprinklers are quickly becoming a standard component of new home construction and I am committed to providing education and training to make sure these systems are cost-effective and work correctly in the event of a fire.”

Webinar instructor, Steven Scandaliato, is a Fire Smarts Faculty member and Principal at SDG, LLC, a fire protection design and consulting company. With over 30 years of fire protection engineering, design and project management experience he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist designation, and serves as a member of the NFPA 13, 101 and 5000 committees.

For more information and to register for this webinar click on Webinar Information Page. This webinar is another fire protection training opportunity through Fire Smarts online training programs.

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a leading provider of fire protection educational and training resources. The company operates the home fire protection resource website, Residential Fire Sprinklers .com, frequently publishes articles and reports on the latest industry developments and utilizes its team of Fire Smarts Faculty members to create custom training solutions for contractors, fire and building officials, and business organizations based on NFPA standards.