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As you can see below, we have set up a new seminar back in San Marcos, CA. and are saving the dates for two seminars in Downey, CA. for this August and December!  Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Las Vegas Seminar and are rescheduling for September or October.  The seminar in San Marcos this last month was very well attended and the course evaluations for were very positive!  Thank you to our instructor, Chase Browning and all of you who attended.  To sign up for a seminar go to: seminars@nfsa.org  

                                                                                 2018 Schedule 

Two Day Plan Review, San Marcos, CA.

Dates: 8/1-2

Two Day Plan Review of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Downey, CA.  Save the date!!

Dates: 8/21-22

Sprinkler Protection for Storage Occupancies, Downey, CA.   Save the date!!

Dates: 12/4-5

 

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On-line Technical Tuesday Schedule

June 19, 2018

Hydrant Flow Tests per NFPA 291

Presented by Roland Asp, Manager of Installation Standards

Water-based fire protection systems rely on a reliable source of water and the municipal water system is a common source of this water. The characteristics of a municipal water supply is typically determined through hydrant flow tests. NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, highlights the proper procedures, equipment and data collection for these vital tests. This seminar will highlight the requirements of this recommended practice and will include valuable information on the various aspects of hydrant flow testing including: Procedures, Test Layout, Equipment and Determination of Discharge as well as proper data collection and limitations of the tested data.

July 24, 2018

NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, Reorganization

Presented by Mark Hopkins, P.E., Vice President of Engineering

The next edition of NFPA 13 includes a complete reorganization of the document intended to provide a better roadmap for designers and reviewers. This was the most significant change to NFPA 13 since the 1999 edition when criteria for the Protection of Storage Commodities was added from the NFPA 231 series of documents and its restructuring in the 2002 edition. This presentation will discuss the reasons why the changes were made, the new layout of the standard and where information can be found. Chapter 8, the “junk drawer” or catch-all chapter has been blown up with information being distributed throughout the document. The approach for storage has been redefined based on sprinkler type rather than by commodity classification. These topics and others of significance will be discussed during this presentation.

August 21, 2018

Assessing Water Supply Adjustments

Presented by Bob Upson, Manager of Engineering Services

 NFPA 13 suggests adjusting water supply data used in sprinkler demand calculations as appropriate but making too large an adjustment can ultimately create just as many problems as making one that is too small.  This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments as well as potential negative consequences of adjusting water supply data too aggressively. ​

September 18, 2018

NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, Installation and Residential Updates

Presented by Roland Asp, Manager of Installation Standards

This presentation will highlight the major changes and updates to both the installation chapters of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 as well as the residential criteria as found in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D. These changes will significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry.

October 16, 2018

NFPA 20 Updates

Presented by Bob Upson, Manager of Engineering Services

The 2019 edition includes updates in several areas including extensive new language regarding variable speed pumps; several revised definitions; new requirements for automated monitoring, inspection, and testing; as well as changes in monitoring of pumps during fire events, pumps installed outdoors, refill rates in tall buildings, multistage multiport pumps, and batteries used with diesel engines. This presentation will review the highlights of these changes. 

November 20, 2018

Third Party Summit Changes

Presented by Jeff Hugo, CBO, Director of Codes

Several jurisdictions are taking advantage of 3rd-Party ITM reporting to enforce and track water-based fire protection system status throughout their municipalities. The NFSA hosted several 3rd-Party ITM reporting summits across the country in 2018. This presentation will give an overview of the Chicago, Austin and Fort Lauderdale summits as well as the parties involved, the discussion and solutions to the online reporting process.  Fire sprinkler contractors, building owners and AHJs will benefit from this online overview.

December 18, 2018

NFPA 13, 2019 Edition, Sprinkler System Discharge and Hanging & Bracing Updated

Presented by Mark Hopkins, P.E., Vice President of Engineering

 Sprinkler System Discharge criteria changes will be discussed during this presentation. Protection of storage occupancies using the new layout of NFPA 13, 2019 edition, will be discussed. The presentation will also include a discussion of changes relating to definitions and relocation of occupancy hazard information and commodity classifications. Revisions to the hanging and bracing criteria will be discussed, including some revisions to align with ASCE 7 and separation of requirements for hanging and bracing in new chapters of the standard.

 

 

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NICET CREDITS (per class)-0.1 CEU/1 CPD

We are an ICC Preferred Provider.

SEMINARS BEGIN AT 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time  

Registration Fee: $50 per seminar for Members & AHJs/$150 per seminar for Non-Members.
(Certificates are available at an extra fee of $10 each, please contact seminars@nfsa.org for information)

We are an ICC Preferred Provider.

SEMINARS BEGIN AT 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time  
Registration Fee: $50 per seminar for Members & AHJs/$150 per seminar for Non-Members.
(Certificates are available at an extra fee of $10 each, please contact seminars@nfsa.org for info)