Convention


35th Annual Convention & Exhibition

September 14 – 17, 2016
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
#AFSA2016

A Grand Ole Opportunity

Sponsor
In 2016, The American Fire Sprinkler Association turns thirty five and will hold its 35th Annual Convention & Exhibition “A Grand Ole Opportunity” in Nashville Tennessee.

Register Now! Reserve Hotel View Exhibitor Showcase

 

What to expect:

  • Three days packed with seminars, exhibits, social events, and networking
  • Record-breaking 66.5 hours of technical and managerial seminars offering CEU/CPD credits
  • North America’s largest fire sprinkler exhibition, featuring AFSA’s 23rd National Apprentice Competition
  • One unforgettable awards party at Nashville’s gem: The Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Four fantastic optional tours, including a tour of the Belle Meade Plantation, a clay shooting competition, an ‘Iron Chef’-style cooking competition, and a Tennessee wine and whiskey distillery tour.

Thank You to The AFSA 2016 Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

Ferguson Fire & Fab

 

HD Supply

 

Viking Croup, Inc.

 

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

AFCON                                        Watts Water Technologies  BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems                               elkhart-brass-logo-safefleet         Fire Protection Products Inc (FPPI)                                                      Globe Fire Sprinkler CorporationReliable Automatic Sprinkler                                           RIDGID   System Sensor             Tyco Fire Protection Products

Victaulic                                Logo

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

agf-logo

 

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 

Anvil International  

ARGCO

Flexhead Industries

ITW Sammys

 Potter Electric Signal Co.

Pace Machinery Group

Project DocControl

SOLBERG

MobileEyes (Trademaster Inc.)

 


Schedule

DAY

TIME

EVENT

Wednesday, 9/14/1611:00am-5:00pmRegistration Open
12:15pm-6:30pmGolf Tournament
1:00pm-4:30pmTour 1: Kitchen Culinary Tour at Belle Meade Plantation
Thursday, 9/15/167:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
7:00am-6:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am-10:00amSeminars
Field Supervising Training (Part 1): Improving Field Productivity
Freeze Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 13: 2016 Edition Update (Repeated)
Organizing for Growth: How to Build a Sustainable Organization
10:30am-12:00pmSeminars
Connecting Actual Job Costs Back to Estimating
CPVC: Overview, Common Questions, & Chemical Compatibility
Flexible Sprinkler Drops
NFPA 25, 2017 Edition
10:30am-12:30pmTour 2: Iron Chef Competition
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pmSeminars
A Transparent Look at the Fire Sprinkler Contractors Insurance Market
NFPA 13: Obstructions
1:00pm-2:30pmSeminars
Challenges of Fire Sprinkler Protection for Architectural Features
Next Generation (Part 1): Developing Your Leadership Pipeline
2:00pm-10:00pmExhibitor Move-In
2:30pm-3:30pmSeminars
Ensuring Antifreeze Systems Meet the Current NFPA 25 Requirements (Repeated)
Selling Service Agreements on Life Safety Systems
3:00pm-5:00pmSeminars
Eliminating the Use of Density/Area Curves for the Future of Fire Sprinkler Design
NFPA 13: 2016 Edition Update (Repeated)
4:00pm-5:00pmSeminars
Integrated Testing & NFPA 4
NFPA 25, 2014 Edition
5:30pm-6:30pmNext Generation Reception (40 and under group)
Friday, 9/16/167:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
7:00am-6:00pmRegistration Open
8:00am-10:00amSeminars
Field Supervisor Training (Part 2): Planning for Success
In-Rack Sprinkler Design
The Construction Value Chain: Matching Your Value Propositions to the Needs of Your Customers
8:00am-12:00pmSeminars
NFPA 20 (2016 Edition) Fire Pumps
8:00am-2:00pmExhibitor Move-In
9:30am-12:00pmTour 3: Sporting Clay Target Tournament
10:30am-12:00pmSeminars
Building Your Backlog; Regardless of Market Conditions
NFPA 25, 2017 Edition (Repeated)
Seismic Brace Layout & Calculations
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pmSeminars
Basic Fire Alarm Systems & Fire Sprinkler Systems
Building Your Inspection Team
Next Generation (Part 2): Communicating Across Multi-Generations
NFPA 13, 2016 Edition: Commodity Classifications Update
3:00pm-5:00pmGeneral Session
5:00pm-5:30pmExhibitor Appreciation Event
5:30pm-8:30pmChairman's Reception (Exhibits)
Saturday, 9/17/166:00am-3:30pmRegistration Open
7:00am-8:30amNetworking Breakfast
7:00am-11:00amSeminar
AHJ Seminar: Fire Sprinkler System Plan Review
8:00am-10:00amSeminars
Corrosion, MIC, Incompatible Materials: What is Really Happening in Sprinkler Piping
Field Supervisor Training (Part 3): Leadership Skills
High Rise Standpipe Systems & NFPA 14 Update
NFPA 13 Installation Rules: Chapter 8
9:00am-12:45pmTour 4: Whiskey & Wine Distillery Tour
10:30am-11:30amSeminars
Ensuring Antifreeze Systems Meet the Current NFPA 25 Requirements (Repeated)
The Benefits of Corrosion Mitigation – Why Prevention Makes Cents!
10:30am-12:00pmSeminars
Fire Sprinklers in the IBC and IFC: How Code Trumps the NFPA 13 Standard
Next Generation (Part 3): The Millennial Generation
11:30am-1:00pmNetworking Lunch
11:30am-3:30pmApprentice Competition
12:00am-2:00pmSeminar
AHJ Seminar: Rough-In Inspections & Final Acceptance Tests
12:30pm-3:30pmExhibits
3:30pm-10:00pmExhibitor Move-Out
4:30pm-6:00pmSprinkler Forum Reception
6:30pm-10:00pmAwards Party

 

Convention Photos

View Past Photo Collections

Future Convention Locations:

2016 Sept. 14 – 17: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
2017 Sept. 24 – 27: The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
2018 Sept. 30 – Oct. 3: Gaylord National, Washington, DC
2019 Oct. 1 – 4: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
2020 Sept. 13-16: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

Related News