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Webinar: NFPA 13: Obstruction Rules Explained

March 29 @ 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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In the development of fire sprinkler system designs, the layout process of fire sprinklers, or “spotting the dot,” is no doubt the most important part. And for those of us practitioners spending hours at this task, finding the right place to spot this dot can be very tedious. Having a good working knowledge of the obstruction to spray pattern rules is imperative to designers, fitters and AHJs alike. This webinar will focus on the four categories of obstructions with discussions about the black, the white, and all of the gray that comes with this topic.

Upon completion, students should be able to:

1. Recognize the four categories of obstructions and apply the proper rules of each;
2. Differentiate construction definitions versus obstructions to spray pattern and weigh the importance.

Speaker Info:

Steven Scandaliato, SET, CFPS

Steven Scandaliato is Executive Principal and Managing Director at SDG, LLC.  He has over 32 years’ experience in fire protection engineering, design and project management covering all types of fire protection and life safety systems.  He serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the American Fire Sprinkler Association and represents AFSA as a member of the NFPA 13, 101 and 5000 Committees.  Nationally recognized, Steven has become one of the most popular and sought after speakers on fire and life safety systems in the country.  He is published in several periodicals including articles for the NFPA Journal, Fire Marshals Quarterly and American Society of Plumbing Engineers.  He is also a contributing author to the text published by NFPA/SFPE titled “A Designers Guide to Automatic Sprinkler Systems”.  He most recently presented seminars on “Plan Review and Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems” for the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association throughout Florida.  Over the last 15 years, he has presented seminars to thousands in contracting and professional associations including The American Fire Sprinkler Association, The American Society of Plumbing Engineers, The American Institute of Architects, The Society of Fire Protection Engineers, The American Society of Sanitary Engineering and The International Fire Marshals Association.  He is a member of NFPA, SFPE and AFSA.

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.


March 29
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Category:


American Fire Sprinkler Association