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 PRE AND POST CONFERENCE TRAINING SEMINARS
       
Weds, April 29  8am-Noon
NAVIGATING THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
     
Weds, April 29  8am-Noon
THE TWO SIDES OF PLAN REVIEW           
Weds, April 29  1pm-5pm
SPECIAL INSTALLATION TOPICS
Weds, April 29  1pm-5pm
ITM FOR BUILDING OWNERS         
Thurs, April 30  8am-Noon
PRESERVING YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ITM       
Sat, May 2  1pm-5pm
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
Storage occupancies present unique challenges to sprinkler system design and installation. NFPA 13 has complex and varying rules for the protection of stored commodities. This fast paced and interactive seminar will explore these requirements as they are related to types of commodities, storage configurations and special storage situations. The participant will be guided through a series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.

INSTRUCTOR: John Corso 
      
Course# FP10600  4 CEUs    
When you submit a set of sprinkler plans, do you ever wonder what that person on the other side of the counter is thinking? AHJs have one perspective and contractors another. The best way to facilitate a smooth and efficient transition from submittal through approval is to understand the perspective of the person opposite you in the process. This open forum session will be a facilitated discussion with a speaker panel consisting sprinkler contractors and authorities having jurisdiction. We will explore the challenges in the plan review process and the opportunities to develop a working relationship that expedites the process and meets the needs of both sides.

INSTRUCTOR: James Lake

Course# FP10602  4 CEUs
Dealing with cloud ceilings, small openings to concealed spaces, sprinkler under obstructions and sprinkler spray pattern shadow areas are a few of the issues that the Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Installation wrestled with during the development of the next edition of NFPA 13 and did not always come to a conclusive requirement for the standard. This presentation, geared toward sprinkler layout technicians, fire protection engineers, architects and code enforcers, will probe into the background of these issues, why they are important for fire professionals to understand and why they are so problematic for the committee as well as offer some potential solutions.

INSTRUCTOR: James Lake 

Course# FP10603  4 CEUs
The building owner is the single most important individual in the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems. NFPA 25, Standard of Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems contains numerous and detailed requirements that are the responsibility of the building owner. Yet many building owners are not familiar with these requirements or with the systems in their building. Through discussion of the administrative chapters (1-4) and the systems chapters (5-12) of NFPA this seminar will provide the attendee with guidance on developing and continuing an effective inspection, testing and maintenance program.

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Webb 

Course# FP10604  4 CEUs
Communities across the country have a lot invested in the high degree of reliability of fire sprinklers and other water-based fire protection systems. NFPA 25 was developed specifically to help ensure that reliability. In this highly interactive seminar exclusively for authorities having jurisdiction (both building and fire officials), participants will learn the history behind NFPA 25, the scope and purpose of the standard, and how to verify compliance with it from a “best-practices” perspective. Attendees will also become familiar with roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, how the frequencies in the standard guide the inspection, testing, & maintenance (ITM) tasks, and how best to deal with issues not covered by the standard but may still be encountered during the inspection and testing process.

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Webb

Course# FP10604  4 CEUs
Even though you do hydraulic calculations
with a computer, you still need to understand  a number of hydraulic concepts. This program will cover three of those concepts. For sprinkler systems with non-uniform spacing, it can be difficult to determine which of the sprinklers are the most demanding to put in the design area to calculate.   This program will provide a specific procedure to follow to get the decision correct regardless of the spacing. For foam systems, NFPA 11 and NFPA 16 require foam concentrate calculations to be performed with the Darcy-Weisbach friction loss formula. Learn how this formula is used and what tricky issues come up when applying it. Finally, this program will wrap up with a discussion of fire protection issues that can be solved with the Hazen-Williams formula in addition to friction loss calculations such as determining the condition of underground pipe without digging it up and determining the maximum flow that can be achieved from stored water supplies. This seminar is an excellent study aid for NICET Level III and Level IV tests.

INSRUCTOR: Ken Isman 
Course# FP10605  4 CEUs
             

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