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11:30am – 6:00pm

Registration Open

1:00pm – 6:30pm

Golf Tournament
   

6:30am – 6:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

Financial Management & Recovering Overhead

NFPA 25, 2014 Ed: Step-by-Step Instructions to Conduct Inspections & Tests

Water Mist Systems: A Manufacturer Roundtable

8:30am – 5:30pm Tour 1:  Kennedy Space Center
9:00am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

Cloud Computing: Bringing it Down to Earth

10:30am – 12:00pm

SEMINARS

Building Information Modeling:  What, How, Why

NFPA 13: Obstructions

Strategies for Managing Costs and Fiduciary Requirements for 401(k) Plans

What Clients Want From Contractors

11:30am – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm

SEMINARS

Contracts 101

NFPA 13, 2013 Ed.: Storage Occupancies

Ownership Transfer and Management Succession: An Accelerating Trend in the Construction Industry

Seismic Bracing Layout

3:30pm – 5:00pm

SEMINARS

Avoiding Change Order Confrontation

Building Information Modeling:  What, How, Why

Nitrogen Inerting for Corrosion Control in Fire Sprinkler Systems – Theory and Practice

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Fire Sprinkler Design: The Challenge of Special Situations

 
6:30am – 8:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

 

Fire Sprinkler Design: The Challenge of Special Situations

Liabilities and Pitfalls of Contract Clauses With Regards to Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance

NFPA 13, 2013 Ed.: Storage Occupancies

Seismic Bracing Layout

8:15am – 12:00pm Tour 2:  Airboat Adventure and Everglades Tour
10:30am – 12:00pm

SEMINARS

FM Global and NFPA 13 Requirements; FM Approvals Certification Process and Listings

Coping & Complying With Federal Prevailing Wage Law

Fire Pump Assessment

Use Facts to Influence Homebuilding and Water Purveyor Industries

11:30am – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm

SEMINARS

NFPA 13: Proposed 2016 Changes

NFPA 25, 2014 Ed.: The Water-Based Systems Owner’s Manual

Nitrogen Inerting for Corrosion Control in Fire Sprinkler Systems – Theory and Practice

Train the Trainer – Importance of Having a Qualified Instructor Provide Your Training

3:00pm – 5:00pm

General Session
AFSA’s general session has entertained audiences for years with the most hilarious comedic emcees in the country. This year will be no different. By popular demand Taylor Mason will once again emcee this special event. AFSA will also take this occasion to recognize the most inspirational people in the industry by presenting the most prestigious awards to the Henry S. Parmelee Award winner and the Sprinkler Advocate of the Year.  AFSA will also introduce you to the top seven apprentices in the country. Join AFSA as we showcase the best of the best in the industry.

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Exhibitor ONLY Appreciation Event

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Chairman’s Reception
AFSA has the largest fire sprinkler exhibition in the United States and continues to grow. This show will exhibit products from the companies you have known and many more companies new to the industry. You will learn about the latest technology available and enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the exhibit hall. Attire is business casual.

 
6:30am – 4:00pm Registration Open
7:00am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast
7:00am – 11:00am

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AHJs ONLY:  Fire Sprinkler Plan Review for Fire Service Professionals

8:00am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

 

NFPA 25, Table A.3.3.7: Identifying and Classifying Deficiencies and Impairments

8:30am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

 

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

9:00am – 10:00am

SEMINARS

 

Marketing Sprinkler Service Agreements – Key to Success in Today’s Challenging Economic Environment

9:00am – 11:00am Tour 3: Cooking Class at Waldorf Astoria Bull & Bear Restaurant
10:30am – 11:30am

SEMINARS

 

Construction Safety for Management

10:30am – 12:00pm

SEMINARS

 

Internal Piping Condition and Obstruction Investigation

NFPA 13: Obstructions

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Apprentice Competition Audience Viewing
AFSA is sponsoring the 21st Annual National Apprentice Competition. Seven finalists, apprentices representing member companies from across the country, will compete to become the winner of this national competition. These contestants will take the practical test in the Exhibit Hall during the Wednesday exhibits, as they cut, thread and install a steel & plastic pipe system with sprinkler heads and perform a pressure test. You will have the opportunity to see this competition from beginning to end. The winner will receive a cash award and an expense-paid trip to represent AFSA at the ABC National Craft Championships in 2015!  Don’t miss this most exciting event!

11:30am – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
12:00pm – 1:30pm

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AHJs ONLY:  Rough-In Inspections and Final Acceptance Tests

12:30pm-3:30pm Exhibits Open
6:00pm-11:00pm

Awards Party
Get ready for one of the most incredible parties AFSA has ever thrown—a New York City street party in the heart of Universal Studios Florida®!
Take in the sights of famous landmarks with private access to exciting attractions like the thrilling new TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy®, and TWISTER…Ride It Out®. It’s an entire evening of movie-making excitement—and it’s all yours!


TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2014 DreamWorks L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2014 Universal Studios. © 2014 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.

 

 


Future Conventions:

  • 2015 Oct. 10 - 14: Phoenix, AZ
  • 2016 Sept. 20 - 24: Nashville, TN
  • 2017 Sept. 24 - 27: Las Vegas

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