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:
- What is the NFPA-13D fire sprinkler system and what are its major components?
- What is involved in the pre-construction and permit phase of a 13D system?
- What is a 13D “combined system”and how does it interrelate with the domestic plumbing system?
- What are the common piping materials, their constraints and advantages.
- What are the options for sprinkler head types?
- What are the common considerations for head placement?
- What tests and inspections are required, and when do they take place?
- Learn at least four key requirements of the fire sprinkler codes.
- Identify which types of projects can utilize domestic water systems for fire sprinklers.
- Learn what to look for when selecting sprinkler heads and determine their location.
- Learn how to identify fire sprinkler design issues during the pre-construction phase of the work.