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2/16/2016 » 2/17/2016
Portland, OR

2/23/2016 » 2/25/2016
Pharr, TX

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February 16, 2016

Commodity Classification Updates for 2016 and Beyond

Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO                                  Level: Intermediate

This online program will present the changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 to Chapter 5, Classification of Occupancies and Commodities. NFPA 13 has new figures that include percentages of mixed commodities with Group A Expanded and Unexpanded plastics. Chapter 5 has also greatly changed how commodities are listed within the document. The layout with new figures and updated tables will assist in determining the appropriate commodity for the ever-changing world of storage protection. The discussion will also address commodity classification in the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC). 


March 15, 2016

NFPA 13 Discharge Criteria Updates for the 2016 Edition

Louis Guerrazzi, EIT                                    Level: Intermediate

Many changes for the discharge criteria for fire sprinkler systems were made to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 recently released. This seminar will focus on the major changes including the updates to design criteria for the protection of exposed expanded Group A plastics, guidance on the protection of columns within or near rack structures, handling idle wood pallets and more.


April 19, 2016

NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D Residential Updates for the 2016 Edition

Robert Upson, MS FPE                               Level: Intermediate

The new 2016 residential standards, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, introduce some clarifications of existing requirements as well as some notable new ones such as bringing language regarding architectural features in NFPA 13D from the Annex to the body of the standard. Other key changes include language dealing with the replacement of residential sprinklers listed for design densities less than 0.05 gpm/ft2; reinstalling dry sprinklers; sprinklers outside of dwelling units; sprinkler-protected glass; and drains for trapped sections of pipe.  This presentation will review these and other highlights of the residential updates from 2013 to 2016 editions.


May 17, 2016

NFPA 13 Installation Criteria Updates for the 2016 Edition

Roland Asp, CET                                          Level: Intermediate

The installation chapters of NFPA 13 include chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 and 27. Changes for the 2016 edition to these chapters 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.  This seminar will focus on the major changes including new criteria for “Cloud Ceilings”, new requirements for air venting of wet systems to prevent corrosion, changes in obstruction rules, new requirements for sprinkler protected glazing, main drain sizing and more.


June 21, 2016

NFPA 20 Updates and Highlights

Louis Guerrazzi, EIT                                     Level: Intermediate

The 2016 Edition of NFPA 20 is now available with many updates to the rules for the design and installation of fire pumps. This seminar will focus on the major changes including multistage multiport pump criteria, requirements for transfer switches, and there will be discussions on automatic testing, remote monitoring and more.  This review will assist AHJs and installers alike in updating to the current material.

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