NFPA 13, 2016 Ed. Obstruction Rules Explained

NFPA 13, 2016 Ed. Obstruction Rules Explained
One of the biggest headaches for installers is dealing with field coordination of sprinkler obstructions. This webinar will look at the various obstruction rules in chapter 8 of NFPA 13, the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems and outline the application of the rules based on the type of sprinkler being installed.

The program will outline where the various sprinkler rules should be applied, including the three and four times rules; and also define types of obstructions to better apply the standard. It is important to understand the nuances of the obstruction rules as they differ based on the type of sprinkler used as well as the orientation and coverage.


Steven J. Scandaliato, CFPS, SET, RME
Principal and Managing Director at SDG, LLC

Steven Scandaliato is Principal and Managing Director at SDG, LLC.  He has over 37 years’ experience in fire protection engineering, contracting, design and project management covering all types of fire protection and life safety systems.  He served as a member of several NFPA committees including 11, 13, 16, 101, 102 and 5000. He also serves on a number of technical committees including the Technical Advisory Committee for the American Fire Sprinkler Association and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He is published in several periodicals including articles for the NFPA Journal, Fire Marshals Quarterly, Sprinkler Age Magazine and American Society of Plumbing Engineers.  He is also a contributing author to the text published by NFPA/SFPE titled “A Designers Guide to Automatic Sprinkler Systems”.   Over the last 36 years, he has presented seminars to thousands in contracting and professional associations including the American Fire Sprinkler Association, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the American Society of Sanitary Engineering, and the International Fire Marshals Association.  He is a member of AFSA, NFPA, and SFPE.


  • The webinar connection and content is FREE to all AFSA members. CEUs for this webinar are complimentary to all AFSA Members! 
  • This webinar offers 0.2 CEUs, 2.0 CPDs, and 0.2 CAL FIRE-approved CEUs.
  • The non-member rate is $120.

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