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Beginning Design School

February 7, 2023 - March 3, 2023

Student Drawing

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 layout, 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.

Learning Objectives:
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 as well as those with experience in the sprinkler trade looking to make the transition to system layout.

July – San Diego; September – Dallas; November – Orlando

The final week of each session will be hosted on location. Hotel location TBD.

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February 7, 2023
March 3, 2023


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