AFSA Expo & Apprentice Competition


SAVE THE DATE!

Sept. 24 – 27, 2017

Bellagio Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Ultimate Fire Sprinkler Show

In 2017, The American Fire Sprinkler Association will hold its 36th Annual Expo & Apprentice Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Register Now! Preview Hotel 2016 Exhibitor Showcase

 

What to expect:

  • Three days packed with seminars, exhibits, social events, and networking
  • Dozens of hours of technical and managerial seminars offering CEU/CPD credits
  • North America’s largest fire sprinkler exhibition, featuring AFSA’s 24rd National Apprentice Competition
  • One unforgettable awards party

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

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SILVER SPONSORS

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BRONZE SPONSORS

 

Anvil International  

ARGCO

Flexhead Industries

ITW Sammys

 Potter Electric Signal Co.

Pace Machinery Group

Project DocControl

SOLBERG

MobileEyes (Trademaster Inc.)

 


2016 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

 

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Future Convention Locations:
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                                                           2021 Sept. 18-21: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, San Antonio, TX

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