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Low Flow Attic System Design

A New Scope for Roofs with Slope Combustible concealed attics have always been a difficult area for the fire sprinkler industry to adequately protect. Adding to this difficulty is the public perception of failure by automatic fire sprinkler systems when a fire burns unchecked through an NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems …

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Thank You for Your Support!

Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries As the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2019, we also recognize those members who are celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. The member companies featured have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership. Several members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in May and June including …

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NFPA 13, 2019 Edition Quiz Answers

Answers and Explanations Here are the answers, with explanations, for the NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2019 edition quiz that can be found on page 53 of this issue.   1. ESFR sprinklers have a minimum K-factor of ______. c. K-14.0. Although ESFR sprinklers are allowed to be as small as …

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The CEO and the Lawyer

Using Emerging Technologies Smartly and Properly National conventions for the construction industry are great opportunities to see what new ways to work smarter are on the horizon and some of the best ways to implement those. The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is planning for AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition and Apprentice Competition this fall, and the …

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NFPA 13, 2019 Edition Quiz

Test Your Knowledge With the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, already being adopted in several jurisdictions, find out how much you know about the changes between the 2016 and 2019 editions with our quick quiz. Make copies of this page and share it with others! Answers appear on …

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The Importance of Promoting Careers in Construction

It’s Time to Share Construction Industry Truths Every skilled craft professional in the construction industry knows their career brings endless opportunity, high wages, and low debt. Unfortunately, not everyone has received the memo. The industry needs highly skilled workers to continually enter the field to fill the existing skills gap and prepare for the coming …

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Fire Sprinkler Design

What’s the Building Owner Got to Do with It? So, there I was opening up a set of construction documents to begin a new fire sprinkler design for a new building being built. Knowing the area, I quickly identified the location and the associated jurisdiction I would be dealing with. Having a long-standing relationship with …

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You Get What You Give

What is an Association and Why Should I be Involved? An association, defined, is a group of people with a joint interest. It is safe to say that the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has a common interest, and important one at that—saving lives and property with the use of fire sprinklers.  My journey with …

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