Beginning Design School
January 15, 2024 - February 2, 2024
The Beginning Design School presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings.
Over a three-week period, students will attend six live webinars studying and reviewing the installation and design approach requirements of NFPA 13 (2019) while completing self-paced exercises and module assessments. Q&A sessions and open discussions will also be included as part of the online instruction.
The second part of the class will be a week of in-person training, preparing fire sprinkler system layouts, shop drawings, and hydraulic calculations by hand. The course concludes with a comprehensive exam of the class content, including the installation requirements and hydraulics.
There is no CAD or third-party software taught in this class.
The school will prepare the student to:
- Accelerate the comprehension of plans and various types of building construction for proper sprinkler spacing applications.
- Determine the proper and economic planning of sprinkler system layout and installation methods.
- Know the importance of sprinkler specifications, types of pipe, hangers, fittings, flow tests, etc.
- Learn to develop shop drawings from start to finish.
- Learn to coordinate with other trades – plumbing, mechanical, structural, and electrical.
- Perform manual hydraulic calculations by hand, preparing the student for a more natural decision-making process when using a computer to perform hydraulics.
- Prepare shop drawings in class for projects with different applications.
This class is designed for trainees and entry-level technicians with at least six months of experience and those with experience in the sprinkler trade looking to transition to system layout.
The final week of each session will be hosted on location. Hotel location TBD.