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SDG Awarded New COE Project; NAS, Bahrain

May 19th, 2013

SDG, LLC has been awarded the contract for fire suppression system engineering and design for a multi-building project in Bahrain.  Working with ProtectU of Oman, SDG will provide estimating and design deliverables for several new and existing buildings.  “This is a timely project for us”, said Steven Scandaliato.  “As construction in the United States continues to be sluggish, projects like this give us the chance to extend our reach for offering services around the world.”  This project will include several retrofit systems for existing buildings previously not protected and provide new systems for two new multi-story buildings.  Deliverables include pre-bid designs and design/build construction documents including hydraulic and seismic calculations.

FSSA – The Liability for the NICET Designer

February 9th, 2012

Scandaliato to speak at The Fire Suppression Systems Associations (FSSA) 2012 Annual Forum at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California on February 26, 2012. Steven will be speaking on “The Liability for the NICET Designer”. His presentation will present some compelling information on how NICET technicians unnecessarily take the responsibility/liability that more properly and appropriately should be that of the professional engineer. The FSSA is an organization of manufacturers, suppliers, and designer-installers, dedicated to providing a higher level of fire protection. FSSA members are specialists in protecting high value special hazard areas from fire.

Marketing Webinar for Fire Sprinkler Contractors in a Tough Economy

May 11th, 2011

Webinar presentation will educate fire sprinkler contractors on specific marketing strategies to effectively communicate value to potential customers in a tough economy.

Building a successful business involves the execution of a thoughtful and deliberate business plan. Among the many components of this plan, marketing a product or service should be considered a critical business activity. A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate fire sprinkler contractors across the nation on specific strategies to effectively communicate the value of fire protection products and services to potential customers. The webinar is part of the online training series offered by Fire Smarts, LLC.

The “Marketing for Fire Sprinkler Contractors” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on May 19, 2011 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this two-hour training Mr. Scandaliato will introduce marketing principals and practical tools for contractors. The presentation will go beyond the typical marketing methods of signs on trucks and stickers on risers to review practical methods of communicating the value of fire sprinkler products and services to targeted prospects. In today’s economy there has never been a more critical time for contractors to develop and follow an effective marketing plan.

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

“This has been a tough economy for contractors of all trades, including fire sprinkler contractors,” said Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS. “This webinar is an opportunity to learn specific marketing strategies that work for fire sprinkler contractors, including effective methods for promoting residential fire sprinkler systems with home builders offering this proven method of protection to their customers.”

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.

International Building Code (IBC) and Fire Sprinklers Webinar

April 16th, 2011

Webinar presentation will educate designers, installers and plan reviewers on how the building codes influence the installation of fire sprinkler systems.

The International Building Code is laden with options and alternatives based largely on occupancy and construction type. There is nothing that impacts these choices more than fire sprinklers. A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate fire protection designers, installers and plan reviewers across the nation on how the International Building Code (IBC) influences the installation of fire sprinkler systems. The webinar is part of the online training series offered by Fire Smarts, LLC.

The “IBC and Fire Sprinklers: Blessing or Burden?” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this two-hour training Mr. Scandaliato will introduce participants to the building codes and installation standards that influence the design and installation of fire sprinklers by exposing those sections of the IBC that fire sprinklers influence. Features such as area and height limitations, passive separations, egress and exiting, construction types and more are all included. Anyone who designs, installs or inspects fire sprinkler systems will not want to miss this very informative and interactive presentation.

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

“I can’t imagine trying to be competitive in the Design-Build market without being fluent in the codes that mandate sprinkler installation,” said Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS. “This webinar is an opportunity to not only understand the relationship between the building codes and installation standards, but also to get armed with marketing tools that will ensure your clients see that you know the advantages sprinklers can give and how to use them to the benefit of your clients.”

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.

Fire Sprinkler Webinar to Discuss How To Address Special Situations

March 24th, 2011

Webinar presentation based on NFPA 13 Chapter 8 will educate designers, installers and plan reviewers on how to address special situations when designing fire sprinkler systems.

Beamed ceilings, floating clouds, layered planes, atriums sixty feet in height, concealed spaces, are all examples of special situations that most engineers and designers face at some point in their career. 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 use NFPA 13 Chapter 8 to address these special situations. The webinar is part of the online training series offered by Fire Smarts, LLC.

The “Fire Sprinkler Design: Addressing Special Situations” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on March 31, 2011 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this two-hour training Mr. Scandaliato will review Chapter 8 of NFPA 13, and work through solving several real-life examples. Anyone who designs, installs or inspects fire sprinkler systems will not want to miss this very informative and interactive presentation.

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

“The overwhelming majority of questions I am asked on a weekly basis have me referencing something in NFPA 13 Chapter 8,” said Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS. There have been monumental revisions added over the past few editions, along with some that are proposed in the current 2012 cycle, that every person working with fire sprinkler systems should be aware of.”

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.