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Alarms and Initiating Devices
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will give an overview of the requirements for monitoring along with the devices needed to achieve the necessary alarms. Those alarms required for an automatic sprinkler system based on the standards and code above will be discussed. The program will also distinguish which types of signals are required for the alarms. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Backflow Prevention and Fire Sprinkler Systems
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will include discussion on the variables of a fire protection system that may necessitate the inclusion of a backflow prevention device, along with the types of backflow devices and their installation. Approved for Contractor I, II, V and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Contractor V Water-Based Inspector
Ceiling Elevation Changes in Storage Occupancies
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This program will discuss the rules and their application for a storage area with a change in the elevation of the ceiling.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The type of fire pump used will vary the installation requirements. The components, applications, and surrounding equipment needed per NFPA 20 will be discussed.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Cloud Ceilings
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will discuss the results of research conducted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The focus will be, when dealing with cloud ceilings, under what circumstances will sprinklers installed under the clouds only, provide an acceptable level of fire protection. The program will discuss all these variables and provide insight into the latest research and revisions for the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 for these challenging ceiling configurations. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Commodity Classification Updates for 2016 and Beyond
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This online program will present the changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 to Chapter5, Classification of Occupancies and Commodities. NFPA 13 has new figures that include percentages of mixed commodities with Group A Expanded and Unexpanded plastics. Chapter 5 has also greatly changed how commodities are listed within the document. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Diesel Engine Drivers for Fire Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will address the design and performance requirements for diesel engine drivers. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Electric Motors for Fire Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

NFPA 20 provides specific requirements for electric drivers for fire pumps. This seminar will review the relevant parts of the standard and explain some of the practical considerations for meeting them. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Fire Pump Controllers
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will cover the parts, functions, and requirements of controllers for electric motor driven and diesel engine driven fire pumps including the types of signals monitored at the controller and the installation of sensing lines. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Fire Pump Location and Protection
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will discuss these aspects of pump location and protection using the performance based specifications found in NFPA 20. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
General Storage Requirements
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will highlight the requirements applicable to all storage arrangements and commodity classifications with standardized protection criteria in NFPA 13. Topics include applications, discharge considerations, design methods and protection of idle pallets. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Hydrant Flow Tests per NFPA 291
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Water-based fire protection systems rely on a reliable source of water and the municipal water system is a common source of this water. The characteristics of a municipal water supply is typically determined through hydrant flow tests. NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, highlights the proper procedures, equipment and data collection for these vital tests. This seminar will highlight the requirements of this recommended practice and will include valuable information on the various aspects of hydrant flow testing including: Procedures, Test Layout, Equipment and Determination of Discharge as well as proper data collection and limitations of the tested data.

Hydraulic Calculations with Fire Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This program will discuss the extra calculations that need to be performed and will show how to handle fire pumps as input to the various popular computer hydraulic calculations packages in use. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Inspecting Storage Occupancies
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This lesson will review the nuances of inspecting storage occupancies in accordance with NFPA 25. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

In this presentation, participants will learn what NFPA 25 requires and how to apply those requirements to their situation. The program will be based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 25 with references to changes from the recent editions. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This presentation will discuss situations where the application of the rules found within Chapter 13 are appropriate and what that application entails. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
NFPA 13 and Sprinklers Under Exterior Projections
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Topics will include: recognizing what building features should be treated as exterior projections and which should not; determining the combustibility classification of exterior projections; determining the use of the space underneath exterior projections. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
NFPA 13 Discharge Criteria Updates for the 2016 Edition
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Many changes for the discharge criteria for fire sprinkler systems were made to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 recently released. This seminar will focus on the major changes including the updates to design criteria for the protection of exposed expanded Group A plastics, guidance on the protection of columns within or near rack structures, handling idle wood pallets and more. Approved for Contractor I, II, Waterbased Inspectors

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
NFPA 13 Hanging and Bracing Updates for the 2016 Edition
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Another edition of NFPA 13 hit the streets. Although gravity and seismic loads have been impacting fire sprinkler systems since the beginning, this program will discuss the modifications made to the hanging and support requirements. Properly supporting fire sprinkler systems, as well as other water-based fire protection, is instrumental to the system’s function throughout its lifespan. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
NFPA 13 Installation Criteria Updates for the 2016 Edition
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The installation chapters of NFPA 13 include chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 and 27. Changes for the 2016 edition to these chapters will significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
NFPA 13, 13R and 13D Residential Updates for the 2016 Edition
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The new 2016 residential standards, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, introduce some clarifications of existing requirements as well as some notable new ones. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspector

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
NFPA 20 Updates and Highlights
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The 2016 Edition of NFPA 20 is now available with many updates to the rules for the design and installation of fire pumps. This seminar will focus on the major changes including multistage multiport pump criteria, requirements for transfer switches, and there will be discussions on automatic testing, remote monitoring and more. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspection

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Obstructions to Residential Sprinklers
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will explore the rules governing clearance to residential sprinklers through all three installation standards and demonstrate the impact of the rules on residential sprinkler spacing. Approved for Contractor I, II, IV and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Obstructions to Standard Spray and Extended Coverage Sprinklers
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will explore the rules governing clearance to both standard spray sprinklers and extended coverage spray sprinklers and demonstrate the impact of the rules on sprinkler spacing. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Other Special Situations
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This session rounds out the special situation topics of NFPA 13, section 8.15, which has often been referred to as the “junk drawer.” A variety of miscellaneous and somewhat seemingly unrelated topics will be discussed including, library stack areas, glazing protection, revolving doors, and stages. Although these topics do not appear to be related, each has its own unique set of specialized sprinkler protection requirements and/or permitted omissions. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Piping and Valve Installation
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

In general, this seminar will cover the installation requirements for pipe and valves for various sprinkler systems. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Planning the System for Its Lifespan
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This program will cover items and components that need to be considered during the layout and installation of a system to facilitate the requirements for maintaining that system properly throughout its installation. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Protected and Unprotected Concealed Spaces: Part 1
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar is part 1 of 2 which will tackle issues involved with omitting sprinklers from these spaces and how to properly protect these spaces when you cannot omit sprinklers. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Protected and Unprotected Concealed Spaces: Part 2
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar is part 2 of 2 which will tackle issues involved with omitting sprinklers from these spaces and how to properly protect these spaces when you cannot omit sprinklers. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Protecting Palletized and Solid-Piled Class I-IV and Group A
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will highlight the other storage configurations-palletized, solid-piled, bin box, shelf, or back-to-back shelf storage. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Protecting Rack Storage for Class I - IV
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This lesson will review the many standardized options available when protecting Class I through Class IV commodities. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Protecting Rack Storage of Group A Plastics
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The storage of Group A plastic on racks is one of the most challenging fire situations that fire sprinklers can experience. These storage arrangements can promote a severe fire condition which may include a rapid spread of fire with a high rate of heat release. Chapter 17 in NFPA 13 titled “Protection of Rack Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities” spells out the acceptable protection options for this extreme fire risk. Chapter 17 gives the layout technician many options including the use of Standard Spray Sprinklers (CMDA), Control Mode Specific Application sprinklers (CMSA), Early Suppression Fast Response sprinklers (ESFR) and in-rack sprinklers. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Remote Monitoring and Remote ITM
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the remote inspection and testing systems that exist and what should be done to ensure their proper operation. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspector.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Road Way To Tallahassee - Business Practices Mandatory
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $0.00

This class qualifies for the 1.0 hour of mandatory Business Practices requirement.

Contractor I Contractor II
Room Design
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This program will discuss all of the rules of the Room Design Method including the requirements for finding the most demanding room, the requirements for the fire resistance of the walls, and the allowances for openings to other rooms. Approved for Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspector.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Shadow Areas
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This presentation will discuss the limitations and allowances of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D with respect to this feature that sometimes occurs in sprinkler system layout. Approved for Contractor I, II, IV and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Sizing Fire Pumps
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar provides attendees with the basic information necessary for the proper selection and sizing of a fire pump. Approved for Contractor I, II, III and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Sprinklers Installed Outside
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This lesson will review some of the situations requiring sprinklers to be installed outdoors as well as some of the special installation issues that must be considered. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Taking Control of Workers Compensation Costs - Workers Comp Mandatory
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Florida Mandatory Workers Compensation class.

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
Tanks per NFPA 22
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This seminar will highlight the requirements of this standard and will include valuable information on the various aspects of water tanks design and installation including: tank capacity, acceptable tank material, tank heating, pipe connections and fitting as well as acceptance test requirements and inspection testing and maintenance of water tanks. Approved fro Contractor I, II and Waterbased Inspectors

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector
The Impact of NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 on Sprinkler Systems
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The important changes impacting how sprinkler systems are commissioned will be discussed as NFPA 3 becomes a standard. What will you need to do that you aren’t doing now? How will this impact cost and time? The important changes impacting integrated testing will be discussed as NFPA 4 becomes more widely used. Will every sprinkler system supervised by a fire alarm system require integrated testing plans and written procedures? These important topics will be discussed. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Trade Ups in the IBC
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

This program will highlight some of the long serving trade ups in the model codes, the financial benefits of trade ups for building designers and building owners, and tools to convince customers and communities that fire sprinkler systems and trade ups save lives, property and money which benefit everyone that uses current codes. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Underground Piping
Members: $100.00
Nonmembers: $200.00
AHJs: $60.00

Approved for Contractor I, II and V, this two hour seminar provides the attendees with a methodical presentation of the rules/regulations/requirements for the installation of underground piping in accordance with NFPA 13 and 24. Approved for Contractor I, II, V and Waterbased Inspectors.

Contractor I Contractor II Contractor V Water-Based Inspector
Unusual Ceilings
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

The installation of complex and ornate ceilings has become the norm rather than the exception in many contemporary construction projects. Special situations involving spaces above ceilings, open grid ceilings, drop out ceilings, ceiling clouds and stepped ceilings will be reviewed. Architectural ceiling designs have continued to evolve beyond the limitations for cloud ceilings. The special ceiling situations included in the sub-sections of 8.15 will be reviewed. Sprinkler protection requirements and compliance options will be discussed for these unique and challenging ceiling configurations. Approved Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
Vertical Shafts, Stairways and Elevators
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Where are sprinklers required in vertical shafts, stairways, elevator equipment rooms and elevators shafts? The special situations included in NFPA 13 sections 8.15.2, 8.15.3, 8.15.4 and 8.15.5 will be reviewed. Approved for Contractor I and II.

Contractor I Contractor II
What You Don't Know, Will Hurt You! - Workplace Safety Mandatory
Members: $50.00
Nonmembers: $100.00
AHJs: $30.00

Florida Mandatory Workplace Safety!

Contractor I Contractor II Water-Based Inspector