Columbia, SC: Week-Long Fire Sprinkler Training Series

Columbia, SC: Week-Long Fire Sprinkler Training Series
The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Association is proud to offer a week-long fire sprinkler training series. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain NICET-required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Deputy State Fire Marshal recertification in this seminar package hosted by the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Association and presented by the American Fire Sprinkler Association

The group rate for the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone is $139 + tax per night. 


Instructor: Ralph Foster, PE
Ralph Foster is the principal of Foster Engineering and Consulting and is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He worked for over 24 years in the public sector conducting inspections and life safety code analysis of buildings; analyzing active and passive fire suppression and detection systems; has extensive experience with Performance Based Design. He worked for the SC State Fire Marshal's Office for over 18 years where he served as a Staff Engineer, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal, Manager of Engineering Services, and taught both state and national certification courses. He is active in the SC Fire Marshals Association, the Central Savannah River Chapter of the SFPE, and the SC Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association. He retired from the SC Army National Guard after serving for 28 years; is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 10; and resides in Columbia.

Please click on seminar titles below for full descriptions. Register by July 28 to receive the best rates!
When
8/7/2017 8:00 AM - 8/11/2017 5:00 PM
Where
Embassy Suites By Hilton Columbia Greystone 200 Stoneridge Drive Columbia, SC 29210 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Monday, 07 August 2017

 
This 2-day seminar is a comprehensive review of the latest edition of NFPA 13. Attendees participate in an extensive examination of the standard with an emphasis on locating, interpreting, and applying the various requirements, including: hazard classification, system types, components, and installation requirements.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) standard.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
8/7/2017 8:00 AM - 8/8/2017 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

This 2-day seminar is a comprehensive review of the latest edition of NFPA 13. Attendees participate in an extensive examination of the standard with an emphasis on locating, interpreting, and applying the various requirements, including: hazard classification, system types, components, and installation requirements.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) standard
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
8/7/2017 8:00 AM - 8/8/2017 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
8/7/2017 8:00 AM - 8/8/2017 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

 
This seminar will address the design and installation of sprinkler systems in residential occupancies, per NFPA 13D, Standard for Installation of Sprinklers in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2013 edition, and the International Residential Code (IRC). An understanding of the regulations for sprinkler spacing, components and hardware; hydraulic calculation exercises; along with water supply evaluations are all covered in detail.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) standard, handheld calculator with [v], [Yx] or [^] (exponential) functions. NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R recommended, but not required.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

This seminar will address the design and installation of sprinkler systems in residential occupancies, per NFPA 13D, Standard for Installation of Sprinklers in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2013 edition, and the International Residential Code (IRC). An understanding of the regulations for sprinkler spacing, components and hardware; hydraulic calculation exercises; along with water supply evaluations are all covered in detail.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) standard, handheld calculator with [v], [Yx] or [^] (exponential) functions. NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R recommended, but not required.
Category
AHJ
Track
AHJ
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Thursday, 10 August 2017

 
This 4-hour seminar focuses on the installation of stationary fire pumps and the requirements of the 2013 edition of NFPA 20. This lecture-based seminar discusses pump types, electric motor and diesel engine drivers along with their associated controllers. The installation requirements for fire pumps are also reviewed.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 20 (2013 Ed.) standard.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

This 4-hour seminar focuses on the installation of stationary fire pumps and the requirements of the 2013 edition of NFPA 20. This lecture-based seminar discusses pump types, electric motor and diesel engine drivers along with their associated controllers. The installation requirements for fire pumps are also reviewed.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 20 (2013 Ed.) standard.
Category
AHJ
Track
AHJ
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

This half-day seminar provides a review of the major revisions to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25. The significant changes from the 2014 edition will be highlighted along with reasons for the revisions.  Required materials to bring: NFPA 25 (2017 Ed.) standard.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

This half-day seminar provides a review of the major revisions to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25. The significant changes from the 2014 edition will be highlighted along with reasons for the revisions. Required materials to bring: NFPA 25 (2017 Ed.) standard.
Category
AHJ
Track
AHJ
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Friday, 11 August 2017

 
This 4-hour course focuses on the design and installation of standpipes while highlighting the 2013 edition changes of NFPA 14. This lecture-based seminar discusses key definitions, classes and types of standpipes, installation and design criteria, and the requirements for plans and calculations. Required materials to bring: NFPA 14 (2013 Ed.) standard.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

This four-hour course focuses on the design and installation of standpipes while highlighting the 2013 edition changes of NFPA 14. This lecture-based seminar discusses key definitions, classes and types of standpipes, installation and design criteria, and the requirements for plans and calculations. Required materials to bring: NFPA 14 (2013 Ed.) standard.
Category
AHJ
Track
AHJ
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

All participants are strongly encouraged to bring the applicable NFPA standard with you to class. The course will focus heavily on the standard and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards will rarely be made available to you by the instructor or in class materials. It is critical to bring the standard with you to class to refer to as the instructor leads.
Category
Book
Track
Book
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

This seminar will provide attendees with a working knowledge of the layout and calculations for lateral and longitudinal bracing, as well as the layout of branch line restraints. Class exercises will familiarize students with bracing and restraint requirements and the concerns that may force revisions to bracing layout from initial estimates. Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) and handheld calculator.
Category
Seminar
Track
Seminar
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

This seminar will provide attendees with a working knowledge of the layout and calculations for lateral and longitudinal bracing, as well as the layout of branch line restraints. Class exercises will familiarize students with bracing and restraint requirements and the concerns that may force revisions to bracing layout from initial estimates. Required materials to bring: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) and handheld calculator.
Category
AHJ
Track
AHJ
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

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