DALLAS - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces the 2016 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. The six 2016 dates are January 11-22, February 8-19, April 4-15, May 16-27, July 18-29, and October 3-14.
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 geared toward those with limited 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 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 $1,200 for members and $2,000 for non-members. Enrollment is open to AFSA contractor members only until six weeks prior to each session. Pending availability, enrollment will be made available to non-members six weeks prior to the start of each session. Class sizes are kept small so space fills quickly. Early registration is highly encouraged. Register online at firesprinkler.org/education-center/schools/.
For additional details, contact Maricarmen Martinez via email at [email protected] or call 214/349-5965 ext. 132.