Spot the Dot: Sprinkler Design Using NFPA 13, 2019 Ed.

Spot the Dot: Sprinkler Design Using NFPA 13, 2019 Ed.
Join us for a webinar to learn about major sections of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, influencing sprinkler layout in the 2019 edition.

Topics such as construction definitions, obstruction rules, ceiling pockets, and clouded ceilings are included. We will review real project examples that do not fall neatly into those found in the standard, as well as changes in these sections with the new edition.

Upon completion of this webinar attendees will be able to:
1.    Identify construction definition without using the standard
2.    Compare differences between construction definitions and the impact on the
3.    Identify the four major obstruction classifications and apply the rules for each
4.    Identify pocket and clouded ceilings and apply the rules for each


Steven Scandaliato, CFPS, SET, RME
Steven Scandaliato is Principal and Managing Director at SDG, LLC.  He has over 36 years’ experience in fire protection engineering, contracting, design and project management covering all types of fire protection and life safety systems.  He serves 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 NFPA, SFPE and AFSA.


  • The webinar connection and content is FREE to all AFSA members.
  • This webinar offers 0.2 CEUs and 2.0 CPDs.
  • To receive continuing education credit for this webinar you must register for a nominal fee of $35 per certificate.

    Required Materials

    All participants are strongly encouraged to have a copy of the applicable NFPA standard with you during the webinar. The webinar will focus heavily on the standards and will reference numerous NFPA figures and tables. Images from the NFPA standards may not 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. You can access the standard for FREE online at

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    11/12/2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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