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AHJ Perspective: Remembering the Small Print

reading the small print

Did you ever sign a document without reading the small print? Personally, I have always thought that the small print was designed to keep attorneys well funded, because the only time small print is important is when it is violated. The primary concern about your insurance policy or contract small …

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Building Structure Versus Shared Support

building structure

Weighing the Differences For most sprinkler projects the building structure is of sufficient design and capacity to allow hanging of sprinkler components directly to the structure. Structural engineers take into account loads imposed on the structure by the sprinkler system and calculate them into the building design. Safety factors are …

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Steady Growth and Recovery Continue

recovery and growth

Economists, Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers Report on 2015 and Forecast 2016 After a year of finally seeing signs of recovery and growth in 2015, the construction and fire protection industries seem to be at the same pace or better for 2016. Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts that overall U.S. construction starts …

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Need Help?

need help

AFSA Has the Solution “I need help.” I think I say this to myself at least once a week. Early in my career I would just bang my head on the desk for a few hours; now I just pick up the phone. Being one of the young(er) professionals in …

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Nominations Sought for Parmelee, Advocate Awards

Honoring Those Who Lead, Educate The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is accepting nominations for the prestigious Henry S. Parmelee and Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year awards. The awards are presented during AFSA’s Annual Convention & Exhibition and the recipients are featured in Sprinkler Age magazine. The Fire Sprinkler Advocate …

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Generating Sprinkler Awareness

Sprinkler Awareness

The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) two online scholarship contests – the High School Senior Contest and Second Chance Contest – have once again reached thousands with the message that automatic sprinkler systems save lives and property. During the past year 523,030 people visited the scholarship website to learn about …

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Meehan Elected AFSA Chairman

VSC Fire

Virginia Contractor Leads Members Into 2016 Michael F. Meehan, senior vice president and a co-owner of VSC Fire & Security, Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been elected Chairman of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 2015- 2016 Board of Directors, leading the association into its 35th year serving the interests of …

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AFSA Convention 2015 Show Sizzles

AFSA Convention 2015 Side-by-Side Burn Trailer

AFSA Convention in Phoenix Rises Above Expectations Reaching far beyond expectations, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its 34th Annual Convention & Exhibition in Phoenix centered around the theme of “AFSA in Phoenix: Rising to Excellence,” and that it did. This year, AFSA celebrated a year that has been especially …

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