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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 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.

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

AFSA 38th Convention, San Diego

October 2nd, 2019

Spot the Dot: Sprinkler Design Using NFPA 13, 2019 Ed.

Steven Scandaliato, SET, SDG, LLC

Room: America CD

CEU 0.2 | CPD 2.0 | CH 2.0

Install/Design Track

This seminar focuses specifically on major sections of NFPA 13 influencing sprinkler layout in the 2019 edition. Topics such as construction definitions, obstruction rules, ceiling pockets, and clouded ceilings are included. We will review real project examples that do not fall neatly into those found in the standard, as well as changes in these sections with the new edition.

Upon completion of this seminar the participant should be able to:

  • Identify construction definitions without using the standard
  • Compare differences between construction definitions and the impact on the design
  • Identify the four major obstruction classifications and apply the rules for each
  • Identify pocket and clouded ceilings and apply the rules for each

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

Rough-In Inspections and Final Acceptance Testing for AHJ’s

January 10th, 2017

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 perform 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 will explain the synergy required in the design and installation process exposing the critical areas of each needed to ensure that lives and property will be saved.  Detailed discussion regarding the activities included in this inspection and the importance they play will be presented.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Quickly identify construction types by definition(s) for each compartment and validate the approved shop drawings.
  2. Be able to recognize and apply the proper obstruction types and associated rules based on the construction definitions.
  3. Be able to compare those critical portions of the actual installation with the approved shop drawings.

American Fire Sprinkler Association – Florida Chapter; Fire Suppression Systems Seminar Series

May 19th, 2014
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The AFSA Florida Chapter presents it’s week long conference for contractors and fire marshals seeking certification and renewal CEU requirements.  These seminars will feature noted experts Steven Scandaliato and Russ Leavitt speaking on a number of current topics regarding fire suppression systems including design, inspection and testing.  Visit the AFSA Florida Chapter web site for registration and schedule of events.