Sprinkler know-how

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06/20/2011

How are your California residential sprinkler smarts?

If you’re not quite up on your code knowledge, the Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology, based in Champaign, Ill., is holding a series of California residential fire sprinkler plan review classes this month in several locations in California.

The academy notes that the new rules from R313 went into effect for the state of California in January.

Class participants will learn about reviewing plans that are submitted in accordance with NFPA 13D, IRC P2904 and CRC 313, the academy said. “Attendees will leave with a firm understanding of the design requirements of the codes and the installation practices used by contractors, “ it said.

The academy says that at least two of the following industry experts will teach each class: Cecil Bilbo, Fire Sprinkler Academy; Steve Leyton, Protection Design & Consulting; Bob Caputo, Consolidated Fire Protection; and Ken Wagoner, Parsley Consulting.

Attendees can earn 16 CPD's by attending the two-day class sessions, which will run from 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. both days, and cost $200, including lunch, the academy says.

The classes will be held on the following dates in the following locations: June 22-23, in Riverside, Calif.; June 27-28, in Burbank, Calif.; and June 30-July 1, in Hayward, Calif.

For more information or to register go to: http://www.sprinkleracademy.com/online-classes/california-residential-fire-sprinkler-plan-review/