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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>

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.

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.

Fire Sprinkler Webinar to Discuss Hydraulic Calculations for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

November 30th, 2010

Webinar presentation will educate designers, installers and plan reviewers on the most popular hydraulic calculation methods used for sizing 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 hydraulic principals and how to perform hydraulic calculations for residential fire sprinkler systems. The webinar is part of the online training series offered by Fire Smarts, LLC.

The “Hydraulic Calculations for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS, on December 14, 2010 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this two-hour training Mr. Scandaliato will review the basic principles of hydraulics, the most popular hydraulic calculation methods and the use of each method when sizing a residential system. Significant time will be spent on using the simplified calculation methods allowed by NFPA 13D and the International Residential Code (IRC).

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this 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.