Industry Experts to Present "NFPA 13, Chapter 8 Issues" January 20
AFSA's 2-hour webinar - Free to members
01/08/2010 - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to present "NFPA 13, Chapter 8 Issues" Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST. This 2-hour webinar will be presented for free to all AFSA members, as part of the AFSA Economic Relief program introduced August 1.
Register now at http://www.firesprinkler.org/training/webinars/nfpa13chapter8.html
NFPA 13, Chapter 8 Issues
Continuing with our series on Issues of Chapter 8, our attention will be focused on the 17 descriptions of concealed spaces. Over the years many have applied these but most of the time the descriptions do not match up exactly with the actual space being considered. This seminar is going to review the 17 sections focusing specifically on those that generate the most questions. This will be a great opportunity for both designers and AHJs to discuss specifics like spaces that are otherwise non-combustible but have wood stud walls or those pesky dormers that are popular architectural features but cause "brain pain" when trying to provide coverage...especially when dealing with dry systems in the colder parts of the country. We have had a great response to the new "white board" format of these seminars so make plans to join us as we attempt to get a better understanding of these rules and their intent.
About the Presenter - Steven Scandaliato, S.E.T.
Steven is a principal partner with Scandaliato Design Group, Inc. and Fire Protection Solutions, LLC. He is on the Technical Advisory Council for AFSA and represents AFSA as a member of the NFPA 13, 15 and 5000 Committees. Steven has become a nationally recognized speaker on automatic sprinkler system design and engineering. Over the last 10 years, he has spoken to thousands in contracting and professional associations including the American Fire Sprinkler Association, AIA, Society of Fire Protection Engineers and International Fire Marshals Associations across the country. He is a member of NFPA, AFSA and SFPE.
Ken Wagoner, S.E.T., CFPS, CFPE
Ken is a 1977 graduate of Bethany College (KS), and owner of Parsley Consulting located in Escondido California He has 29 years of experience in Consulting, located in Escondido, California. He has 29 years of experience in automatic sprinkler system and fire alarm system design, plan review and construction management. Wagoner has achieved NICET certification in the subfields of automatic sprinkler system layout (IV), fire alarm systems (III) and inspection & testing (III). He is also certified as a Uniform Fire Code Inspector, NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE). He is an AFSA-designated alternate representative to the NFPA 1031 committee which publishes Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors and Plan Reviewers, the Hanging and Bracing Committee of NFPA 13, which publishes Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; and In late 2010 Ken was named chairman of the NFPA 24 committee which publishes 2010, Ken was named chairman of the NFPA-24 committee, which publishes Standard for Installation of Private Fire Service Mains. He has published numerous articles on the seismic bracing, hydraulic calculations, system design and the plan review process, presented online virtual seminars, and teaches classes sponsored by the San Diego Fire Protection Association and the American Fire Sprinkler Association. He is an active member of the NFPA, the AFSA, the SCAFSA, the UFCI, and the SDFPA.
Phil Brown, S.E.T., CFPS
American Fire Sprinkler Associaton
Phillip A. Brown, a NICET Level IV, is AFSA's Director of Technical Program Development and Codes in the Technical Services Department. He has an associate degree in Applied Science/Fire Science and has 46 years industry involvement, including 26 years of contracting experience. He is a Senior Engineering Technician (S.E.T.) and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (C.F.P.S.). Brown represents the interest of AFSA and its members in the building codes. He servers on several NFPA committees and assists in responding to technical questions and is the primary instructor for AFSA's Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School and Residential Design School.
Bill Ramsey III is a Principal and a senior designer with Fire Code Consultants in the San Diego, CA area. Born and raised in the Fire Protection industry, Bill has over 37 years experience in fire protection engineering, design and project management covering all types of fire suppression and life safety systems. He owned and operated Ramsey Fire Protection in the Phoenix area, and then was employed by Central Sprinkler Corporation; Bill was involved in the development of a major cad program used in the industry today. He provided sales and training for the fire protection industry from 1989 to 1998. Nationally recognized, Bill has become one of the most popular and sought after speakers on NFPA 13D and 13R fire protection and life safety systems in the country. Over the last 10 years, he has been working in the single and multi-family systems design and installation of fire protection systems. Today Bill is consulting in the southern California area.
How does a WEBINAR work?
A desktop or laptop computer connected to the Internet is required. You will be provided with a link to join in. You will use your browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, etc.) to get connected to the live PowerPoint presentation and live audio. You can have many people listening in your office.; however, only those who register for a certificate will receive CEU credit. The audio will be transmitted though your computer speakers. Or, you can call in (long distance charges of about $18 will be posted to your phone bill.) You can ask questions from wherever you are using a feature that allows you to type in your question during the live presentation. The speaker will read your question aloud and answer it live. You will be able to download the PDF file of the PowerPoint slide presentation the day of the seminar. You can also print the PDF file presentation and make as many copies as you need for note-taking.
As part of the AFSA Economic Relief program, this webinar is FREE to all AFSA members, including complimentary CEU/CPD credits. This webinar offers 0.2 CEUs and 2.0 CPDs. The fee for non-member participants is $140 per CEU/CPD participant. To register, visit or to find out more about other upcoming webinars, visit the AFSA Web site, www.firesprinkler.org/.
Register now at http://www.firesprinkler.org/training/webinars/nfpa13chapter8.html/.