Dates Set for 2020 AFSA Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning Schools
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set the 2020 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Six sessions are planned for the coming year:
• January 13-24;
• March 9-20;
• May 4-15;
• July 6-17;
• September 21 – October 2; and
• November 9-30, 2020.
Taught by AFSA’s expert technical staff, AFSA’s Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School teaches the essential elements of system layout in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. It is designed to train a beginner to be productive immediately upon returning to work. This class is designed for those with no experience, or those who need assistance with design. The school, held at AFSA’s training center in Dallas, presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings. Students receive two full weeks of instruction: 60 percent is study and review of NFPA 13 (2016 edition) and 40 percent is the preparation of fire sprinkler system layout, shop drawings, and hydraulic calculations. Students learn by actually planning and drawing sprinkler systems while studying and applying NFPA 13 (2016 edition).
Attendees are given the tools to accelerate the comprehension of plans and various types of building construction for proper sprinkler spacing applications; determine the proper and economical planning of fire 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 such as plumbing, mechanical, structural and electrical; perform manual hydraulic calculations, preparing the student for an easier decision-making process when using a computer to perform hydraulics; and prepare shop drawings in class for projects with different applications.
Registration is $1,500 for AFSA members and $2,700 for non-members. Early registration is highly encouraged at firesprinkler.org/schools. For additional details, email AFSA Meeting & Events Coordinator Liz Nemerofsky at liz@ firesprinkler.org or call (214) 349-5965 ext. 117.