CEUs = 0.125 / CPDs = 1.0 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)
Seismic design for sprinkler systems is currently one of the hottest issues in the country. Since several areas of the country have not historically been included in an active seismic zone, many designers, as well as plan reviewers have not had opportunities to become familiar with this important section of the standard. With the introduction of new building codes throughout the country come new seismic requirements for ALL areas of the country. This seminar has been designed to familiarize the participant with Section 9-3 of NFPA 13 (2002 Edition). It includes a general overview of the entire section, as well as an in-depth look at each sub-section including couplings, separations, clearances, bracing and restraint. Participants will be given examples to use for reference.
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Steven Scandaliato, S.E.T.
Scandaliato is a principal partner with Scandaliato Design Group, Inc. and a NICET IV Certified Senior Engineering Technician. He has over 19 years experience in fire protection design. Steven has also been involved at every level of construction project management and engineering system design. He serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the American Fire Sprinkler Association and is a member of the NFPA 13 and 5000/101 Committees. He is published in several periodicals including articles for the NFPA Journal and Fire Marshals Quarterly and is currently a contributing author to the text being published by NFPA/SFPE entitled, “Sprinkler Design For Engineers”.
For additional information about seismic issues, download the following articles (PDF files):
Earthquake Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems: You Now Have to Prove It's Not Required (Sprinkler Age, September 2003)
Designing Earthquake Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems: Using the Model Building Codes (Sprinkler Age, May 2004)
Earthquake Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems: Who is Responsible for What? (Sprinkler Age, September 2005)