SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, 9/30

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Optional

Train the Trainer Workshop

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tour 1

Lincoln Assassination Tour

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seminars

  • When Non-Sprinkler System Sections of IBC Affect Sprinkler Contractors
  • NFPA 20: Fire Pump Design and Installation for Fire Protection Contractors
  • NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules Explained
  • NFPA 25 (Chapters 5-8,13 & 14)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Seminars

  • Ambiguities in NFPA 13
  • Designing Protection for Attics & Concealed Spaces
  • Diesel Fire Pumps- Design and Installation Considerations
  • NFPA 13R: Changes to the 2016 Edition, plus IBC Applications
  • Managing Your Risk and Risk Avoidance

MONDAY, 10/1

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Meal

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Seminars

  • NICET Certification
  • 3D Coordination vs BIM in the Fire Sprinkler System Design Phase
  • Customer Service & the NFPA 25 Inspector
  • Safety - New Silica Dust Requirement and Other OSHA Hot Spots
  • NFPA 13: Installation Changes to the 2016 Edition

10:00 am - Noon

Seminars

  • Fire Sprinkler System Design for Storage Occupancies
  • Foam System Inspection and Maintenance
  • Hiring & Retaining Employees
  • Selling Value, Not Low Price
  • Field Supervisor Training, Part 1: Improving Productivity

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tour 2

Washington DC Highlights Tour

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Meal

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seminars

  • NextGen Initiative Leadership Forum
  • The Survivors & Incentives to Protect Single- Family Developments with Home Fire Sprinklers
  • Ownership Transfer & Management Succession Planning
  • Selling to Win!
  • NFPA 14, 2019 Update and 2022 Preview

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Seminars

  • Developing a Practical Plan to Work with Schools (NextGen Initiative)
  • Estimating the True Cost of the Projects Specifications
  • Testing: Fire Pump Acceptance & NFPA 25

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Special Event

Next Generation Reception (Invitation Only)

TUESDAY, 10/2

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Meal

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Seminars

  • Mitigating Fire Loss During Construction
  • Properly Utilizing Apprenticeship Curriculum & Other Benefits to Maximize Your Membership
  • Automated Testing, Inspection and Distance Monitoring
  • New! NFPA Certified Water Based System Professional Program
  • NFPA 25 ITM Challenges and Training

10:00 am - Noon

Seminars

  • Freeze Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • What is Really Required to Inspect and Test Sprinklers per NFPA 25-2017
  • Design Management: The Least Expensive Profit Enhancement
  • NFPA 13, 2019 Edition Update
  • Field Supervisor Training, Part 2: Planning for Success

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tour 3

Cooking Demo

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meal

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 pm

Special Event

General Session

3:00 PM - 4:00 pm

Special Event

Exhibitor Appreciation Hour

4:00 PM - 7:00 pm

Exhibits Open

Chairman’s Reception (Exhibits Open)

WEDNESDAY, 10/3

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Meal

Networking Breakfast

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tour 4

Capitol Hill Tour

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Seminars

  • NFPA 25 vs. NFPA 72: System Integration and Who Owns What
  • Considerations for Adding Low Voltage to Your Business Model
  • Designing Protection for Attics & Concealed Spaces (REPEAT)
  • Getting Your Employees Involved in Safety
  • Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace
  • NFPA 25: Relationship Among the Contractor, AHJ and Building Owner

10:00 am - Noon

Seminars

  • Good Fire Protection
  • Best Practices in Fire Alarms
  • Delivering the Water - The Challenges of Rack Storage Protection
  • Field Supervisor Training, Part 3: Leadership
  • NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules Explained (REPEAT)
  • Capitol Hill Day Preparation

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

AHJ Seminar

Fire Sprinkler Systems Plan Review (AHJs only)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Meal

Networking Lunch

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Exhibits Open

(Exhibits Open)

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Competition

National Apprentice Competition Finals

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Special Event

Awards Party (Depart Hotel at 6:30 pm)