Posts Tagged ‘Fire Protection Industry’

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

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AFSA 38th Convention, San Diego 2019

October 4th, 2019

AHJ Only: Fire Sprinkler Systems Plans Review

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

Room: America CD

CEU 0.4 | CPD 4.0 | CH 4.0

AHJ Track Track

Review of automatic fire sprinkler system plans has become very complex as the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 was expanded to provide more information than before on fire sprinkler system design and installation. The seminar guides AHJs in a discussion of requirements for plans and calculations contained in Chapter 23, and includes an exercise in hands-on review of a fire sprinkler system plan, including overall design concept, hydraulic calculations, and underground supply system. Evaluation of decisions made by the system designer dealing with hazard and commodity classification, sprinkler selection & spacing, and materials selection are among the topics of this review.  This seminar relies heavily on attendee participation and generates a list of items requiring further clarification or revisions.  A question and answer session will follow completion of the plan review. Plan reviewers and field inspectors should find this seminar helpful, and will most likely find areas where their own review checklist can be modified or improved.  An architect’s scale and a copy of the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 are strongly recommended for attendees.

Upon completion of this seminar, the attendee should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to accurately read a set of fire sprinkler plans
  • Perform a thorough review to determine compliance, or lack thereof, with the requirements for fire sprinkler systems in NFPA 13, and their own jurisdiction
  • Calculate the coverage area for each sprinkler, using the SxL=A method from NFPA 13, and identify fire sprinkler locations exceeding coverage limits of NFPA 13
  • Discuss items on the plan in conflict with each other
  • Solve equations to develop minimum flow and pressure requirements for each sprinkler
  • Identify differences between obstructed and unobstructed construction and their impact on sprinkler system design
  • Complete a detailed letter informing the contractor of non-compliance, advising of resubmittal process, describing items deemed non-compliant with references from the standard to support that conclusion.

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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

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SFPE Sprinkler Design for Engineers

May 25th, 2016

Steven will present the popular Sprinklers Design for Engineers seminar for the AMRACI conference in Mexico City. This 2 day seminar covers every aspect of fire sprinkler design as it pertains to engineers of record.  This seminar has consistently been one of the most popular offered by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineers that have realized prescriptive specifications are putting them at risk will not want to miss this opportunity to increase their knowledge in the critical parts of fire sprinkler engineering and design.  Visit the AMRACI web site for registration information and event schedules.

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.