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AFSA 38th Convention, San Diego 2019

October 4th, 2019

AHJ Only: Rough-In Inspection & Final Acceptance Tests

Steven Scandaliato, SET, SDG, LLC; Ken Wagoner, SET, Parsley Consulting

Room: America CD

CEU 0.2 | CPD 2.0 | CH 2.0

AHJ Track

Among the many milestones found in the process of sprinkler system design and installation, the rough-in inspection is arguably the most important. Rarely are sprinkler systems inspected and tested by the same personnel that performs the shop drawing review. As a team, installers and fire service inspectors are our last chance to “get it right” regardless of design intent and plan review accuracy. This seminar explains the synergy required in the design and installation process exposing critical areas of each needed to ensure that lives and property will be saved. A detailed discussion regarding activities included in this inspection and the importance they play will be presented.

Upon the conclusion of this seminar, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify construction types by definition(s) for each compartment and validate the approved shop drawings
  • Recognize and apply proper obstruction types and associated rules based on the construction definitions
  • Compare critical portions of the actual installation with the approved shop drawings

From <https://www.firesprinkler.org/afsa38/Details/Seminars_Speakers/afsa38/Seminars_Speakers.aspx?hkey=9a6ea547-73a2-4f60-8c6f-945d3c437a29>

AFSA 38th Convention, San Diego 2019

October 3rd, 2019

Special Hazards Fire Protection: A New Look at System Design & Fire Fighting Foam

Steven Scandaliato, SET, SDG, LLC

Room: America AB

CEU 0.2 | CPD 2.0 | CH 2.0

Install/Design Track

There have been significant issues with the use of AFFF over the past few years including a ban on fluorine foams. As a result, several new products and technologies have entered the market and with them, new rules, design methods, and system costs. This seminar introduces Fire Fighting Foam in traditional and special hazards fire protection. Specific emphasis is presented on advantages and disadvantages for each giving the contractor and engineer a clear understanding of what best fits the hazards and project restraints they are dealing with.

Upon the conclusion of this seminar, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify special hazards and systems available to protect them
  • Recognize the difference in foam product types available and how to apply them
  • Describe the new system of technology available and where it is applicable

From <https://www.firesprinkler.org/afsa38/Details/Seminars_Speakers/afsa38/Seminars_Speakers.aspx?hkey=9a6ea547-73a2-4f60-8c6f-945d3c437a29>

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.

SDG, LLC is awarded second major oil/sands mining project in northern Alberta, Canada

February 10th, 2012

SDG, LLC of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a second oil/sands mining project in northern Alberta, Canada. SDG will provide active and passive fire protection engineering and design for FEED deliverables in the first phase of development. Project deliverables include design philosophies, basic engineering narratives, P&ID’s and specifications for all active and passive fire protection systems. Estimated construction is over $10B with an anticipated completion of phase one deliverables in 2013.

SDG, LLC has been awarded a contract for services on an oil/sands mine in Canada

November 12th, 2011

SDG, LLC of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a long term contract for engineering and design services for an oil/sands project in Alberta, Canada. This contract is the first of several multi-tiered FEED deliverables that will extend into 2013. Phase I deliverables include authoring design philosophies, basic engineering narratives, P&ID’s and specifications for all active and passive fire protection systems.