Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School

Member: 

$2,200

Nonmember:

$3,200

AFSA’s Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School is re-designed for a hybrid approach with (6) live webinars offered first, followed by (1) week of in-person instruction. Students will study the installation & design approach requirements of NFPA 13 (2019), prepare system layout drawings, and perform hydraulic calculations by hand.

 

Schedule / Enroll

Class Offering 1: Enroll Individual      Enroll Group

Virtual Session 1Virtual Session 2Virtual Session 3Virtual Session 4Virtual Session 5Virtual Session 6In-Person Classroom
Jun 21Jun 23Jun 28Jun 30Jul 5Jul 7Jul 11 – 15
San Diego, CA
Virtual Sessions are 11:00am – 1:30pm CT
In-person classes are 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

Class Offering 2: Enroll Individual      Enroll Group

Virtual Session 1Virtual Session 2Virtual Session 3Virtual Session 4Virtual Session 5Virtual Session 6In-Person Classroom
Aug 23Aug 25Aug 30Sep 1Sep 6Sep 8Sep 12 – 16
Dallas, TX
Virtual Sessions are 11:00am – 1:30pm CT
In-person classes are 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

Class Offering 3: Enroll Individual      Enroll Group

Virtual Session 1Virtual Session 2Virtual Session 3Virtual Session 4Virtual Session 5Virtual Session 6In-Person Classroom
Oct 25Oct 27Nov 1Nov 3Nov 8Nov 10Nov 14-18
Orlando, FL
Virtual Sessions are 11:00am – 1:30pm CT
In-person classes are 8:00am – 5:00pm

Details

The Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning 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.

Prerequisites

This class is designed for trainees and entry-level technicians with at least six months experience as well as those with experience in the sprinkler trade looking to make the transition to system layout.