NFPA-13D: Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

a Small Firm Forum

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Free AIA Members / $3 for Guests; BYO Lunch
Location: 1515 Clay St. Second Floor, Room 15. Around the corner from AIA East Bay office entrance.

1.5 CES LUs

SFF Host:  Andus Brandt, Architect

Presenter Dave Margolin joined Leigh Marymor Plumbing as an apprentice plumber in 1982.  Rising through the ranks, he has become a master craftsman in wet piping, including fire sprinklers and hydronics.  He supervises complex projects, including the recent gut and remodel of the fire and plumbing system in a condo at 333 Bush Street, San Francisco. Join Dave and the Small Firm Forum in a discussion surrounding NFPA-13D residential fire sprinkler systems.

The program will address the following questions:

  1.  What is the NFPA-13D fire sprinkler system and what are its major components?
  2.  What is involved in the pre-construction and permit phase of a 13D system?
  3.  What is a 13D “combined system”and how does it interrelate with the domestic plumbing system?
  4.  What are the common piping materials, their constraints and advantages.
  5.  What are the options for sprinkler head types?
  6.  What are the common considerations for head placement?
  7.  What tests and inspections are required, and when do they take place?

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Learn at least four key requirements of the fire sprinkler codes.
  1.  Identify which types of projects can utilize domestic water systems for fire sprinklers.
  1. Learn what to look for when selecting sprinkler heads and determine their location.
  1. Learn how to identify fire sprinkler design issues during the pre-construction phase of the work.
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