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Webinar: NFPA 14, 2016 Ed. Updates and Performance Based Design

February 23 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • CEUs: This seminar offers 0.2 CEUs and 2.0 CPDs. There is a $25 processing fee for each certificate.
  • CostMembers – Free  |   Non-members –  $250

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This webinar will present a performance based approach to standpipe design and enhance attendee understanding of the tactical and operational practices that are the basis of the prescriptive requirements of the NFPA 14 standard.  The program will include updates to NFPA 14, 2016 edition and also to the applicable sections of NFPA 20, 2016 edition.   There will also be discussion of the general basis of design for multi-zone standpipe systems in very tall buildings as defined in NFPA and the International Building Code.  With high-rise building construction going ever higher, the challenges associated with delivering adequate firefighting water supplies to the upper stories of high-rise buildings can be problematic. While the prescriptive codes and standards offer a viable starting point for standpipe system design, regional and site-specific practices and requirements often trigger a need for a more performance-based approach. Topics covered will include vertical staging of fire pumps, proper zoning of standpipe systems, pressure regulation and management, auxiliary water storage on upper floors of high-rise buildings, protection of standpipes, and significant changes to NFPA 14, 2016 edition.

Upon completion, students should be able to:

1. Distinguish requirements of manual and automatic water supplies for standpipes;
2. Describe arrangement of multi-zoned standpipe systems;
3. Identify operating characteristics of a high-rise standpipe system;
4. Describe methods of protection of piping for standpipe systems;
5. Recognize basic fire-fighting equipment and hydraulic demands for water supplies;
6. Apply responding fire agency operational tactics to performance-based standpipe designs.

Speaker Info:

Steve Leyton

Steve Leyton is President of Protection Design and Consulting in San Diego, CA.  He began his career in 1981 on the design/build side of the fire sprinkler industry and founded Protection Design in 1995 to focus on Architectural as well as Contractor clients. His professional affiliations include membership in NFPA, International Code Council (ICC), American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), California Fire Prevention Officers Northern and Southern Sections, and the San Diego Fire Protection Association. He represents AFSA as a principal member of the NFPA 13 Technical Committee for Residential Sprinklers and is Chairman of the NFPA 14 Technical Committee for Standpipe systems. He also served as Chair of the installation committee for the California State Fire Marshal’s 2009 Residential Sprinkler Code Adoption Task Group and as Co-Chair of the ICC Ad-Hoc Committee on Residential Fire Sprinklers in 2005. Steve has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial/industrial, institutional and high-rise projects in the USA, Mexico and Asia.

How does a WEBINAR work?

A desktop or laptop computer connected to the Internet is required. You will be provided with a link to join in. You will use your browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, etc.) to get connected to the live PowerPoint presentation and live audio. You can have many people listening in your office.; however, only those who register for a certificate will receive CEU credit. The audio will be transmitted though your computer speakers. You can ask questions from wherever you are using a feature that allows you to type in your question during the live presentation. The speaker will read your question aloud and answer it live. You will be able to download the PDF file of the PowerPoint slide presentation the day of the seminar. You can also print the PDF file presentation and make as many copies as you need for note-taking.


February 23
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Category:


American Fire Sprinkler Association