- Electronic Plan Review
Part 1: Advantages I was asked in an interview one time whether a plan reviewer is a consultant or an enforcement agent. I would say both or perhaps neither. Plan review is actually supposed to be a quality control process that the government provides to protect the public […]
- Kitts, Allen Elected to AFSA Manufacturers/Suppliers Council
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its annual Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council election on August 21. Chuck Kitts of System Sensor in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, was re-elected to a three-year term. Derek Allen of HD Supply Fire Protection in […]
- Ed Van Walraven Named Advocate of the Year
Retired Fire Marshal Dedicated to Life Safety As a proponent for total life safety, retired Aspen, Colorado Fire Marshal Ed Van Walraven has embraced all aspects of fire prevention. His work at the city, state and national level has helped establish ordinances and shape […]
- President’s Report
The Best From the Best It is a sad fact that the majority of companies that install fire sprinklers do not belong to either national association. Generally speaking, most of the “non-joiners” are smaller companies that are so busy staying one step ahead they […]
- Live Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration at AFSA 2015 Convention in Phoenix
A side-by-side demonstration is one of the best education tools to show the power of fire sprinklers. Two rooms are constructed: one with a fire sprinkler system, the other without. Then, a fire is lit in each room. Home fire sprinklers are designed to activate when the air […]
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Final Rule: Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors
There is a Final Rule on Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for workers on Federal construction and service contracts. view details >