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  • Call for Nominations

    Nominate Online for 2021 AFSA Awards The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is accepting onl…

  • NICET Certification

    Program Development and Maintenance Process The National Institute for Certification in Engineering …

  • Construction Starts to Recover in 2021

    Dodge Data & Analytics Predicts a Slow and Uneven Recovery Throughout the Year Dodge Data & …

  • AFSA Celebrates 40 Years in 2021

    Join in the Texas-Sized Celebration The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to be …

  • Top Tech of 2020

    Sprinkler Age Highlights New Innovative Products Innovation, resilience, creativity—among other thin…

Call for Nominations

Nominate Online for 2021 AFSA Awards The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is accepting online nominations for its top honors: the Henry S. Parmelee award, Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award, and Young Professional of the Year award. Awards will be presented during AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition, …

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NICET Certification

Program Development and Maintenance Process The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) develops certification programs that recognize individuals who meet industry-established standards of job knowledge and work experience. The success of these programs is based on the expertise of the industry professionals who work together to define the …

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Construction Starts to Recover in 2021

Dodge Data & Analytics Predicts a Slow and Uneven Recovery Throughout the Year Dodge Data & Analytics has released its 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts will increase 4 percent in 2021, to $771 billion. …

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AFSA Celebrates 40 Years in 2021

Join in the Texas-Sized Celebration The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, and we are inviting everyone to the party! Join us at AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition, September 18-21, 2021, in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, for …

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Top Tech of 2020

Sprinkler Age Highlights New Innovative Products Innovation, resilience, creativity—among other things—are just some of the things 2020 has taught us. It hasn’t been easy for everyone, but among all the challenges, there have also been many things worth celebrating. In an industry like fire protection, which is laser-focused on saving …

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Contractor Performance

2020 Data Study Since March 2020, the fire protection contracting industry has been reeling from the impacts of COVID-19. In the early days of the pandemic, when cities and states issued closure orders, the uncertainty was terrifying. The fear made us all question the future of our business—how should we …

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M/S Council Elects 2021 Members

Representatives Work on Behalf of Associates The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council elected its 2021 officers in August 2020 and were proud to announce them during their annual meeting in September 2020, which was held via Zoom. Chris Stason of Victaulic Company in Temecula, California, will continue …

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ABC Forecasts Recession Threats, Bright Spots

Recovery Shape Forms a “W” Associated Builders and Contractors’ Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts a recession threat for the construction sector next year, but has illuminated some potential economic bright spots, such as e-commerce and Class B office space, according to a 2021 economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine. …

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Expand Your ITM Services

Register Now for Spring 2021 ITM Inspector Development Program The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development Program is preparing to kick off its Spring 2021 ITM class virtually on April 12, 2021.  AFSA is the first to offer an industry-wide ITM Inspector Development Program, …

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