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EduCODE International Conference 2019 features Telgian's Russ LeavittTelgian’s Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt, SET, CFPS will represent the American Fire Sprinkler Association at the 2019 EduCODE International Conference, March 11-15, 2019. During the event, Leavitt will conduct a series of training seminars including Installation of Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler Plan Review and Residential Sprinkler Systems.

The event, now in its 22nd year, is the country’s premiere educational training event for code professionals and includes nationally acclaimed presenters, such as Leavitt, as well as over 90 different classes at one location.

Leavitt is the Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc., an industry leader in the fire, life safety and security space; with over 38 years of experience, he is uniquely qualified to present at the EduCODE International Conference. Leavitt holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation. In addition, he is a Board Member and 2nd Vice-Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is the Chair of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria Technical Committee. Leavitt also serves on the NFPA 13 Installation Committee, as well as NFPA 3, NFPA 4 and NFPA 25 Technical Committees.

In addition to the EduCODE International Conference, Leavitt conducts seminars nationally and internationally on a variety of fire and life safety related subjects and has authored numerous industry articles and training materials.

During the conference, Leavitt’s seminars include:

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Installation of Sprinkler Systems – Day 1 — Session 7
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Installation of Sprinkler Systems – Day 2 — Session 7
CEUs: 1.6

This 2-day seminar is a comprehensive review of the latest edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13. Attendees participate in an extensive examination of the standard with an emphasis on locating, interpreting and applying the various requirements, including: hazard classification, system types, components and installation requirements. Additionally, water supplies, design deliverables and acceptance testing are addressed, with an emphasis on their practical application. Required materials: NFPA 13 (2013 Ed.) Standard.

Sprinkler Plan Review — Session 40
CEUs: 0.8

EduCODE International Conference 2019 features Telgian's Russ LeavittThis seminar has been developed to give attendees core training and an introduction to the process of reading, interpreting and determining the compliance of fire sprinkler system plans and hydraulic calculations with the applicable codes and standards for design and installation. The process involves a review of the knowledge of various topics contained in the 2016 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

The recent revisions to NFPA 13 compels a more detailed approach to review of plans and support documents. Discussion and information provided will include topics such as identification of various construction types, commodity classes, occupancy hazards, system types, and sprinklers themselves. Required materials: NFPA 13 (2016 Ed.), architectural scale, calculator with exponential math capabilities.

Residential Sprinkler Systems — Session 57
CEUs: 0.8

This seminar will address the design and installation of sprinkler systems in residential occupancies, per NFPA 13D, Standard for Installation of Sprinklers in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. An understanding of the regulations for sprinkler spacing, components and hardware, and hydraulic calculation exercises, along with water supply evaluations are all covered in detail.

Installation requirements, including obstruction avoidance, heat zone limitations, pipe supports and valve criteria forming the foundation of such systems’ design, are also presented so that attendees may accurately apply the information found in the standard. Included in the presentation are variations in the design requirements for residential or dwelling unit sprinklers found in NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R, to enhance the use of the proper criteria or standard. Required materials: NFPA 13D (2016 Ed.). Recommended materials: NFPA 13R (2016 Ed.), NFPA 13 (2016 Ed.) and a scientific calculator.

For additional information about the conference, or to register, please visit EduCODE International. For additional information regarding EduCODE CEUs, please click here.

About Telgian Holdings, Inc.

Since 1985, Telgian has served as a trusted partner to clients around the globe, providing innovative fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with regional offices across the nation, Telgian provides service throughout the US and abroad. Telgian offers clients a comprehensive, single-source solution for all of their fire protection, security and life safety needs.

Telgian Holdings, Inc. is comprised of:

  • TELGIAN ENGINEERING & CONSULTING is a full-service global engineering/risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline projects. Since 1985, Telgian has partnered with architects, engineers, developers, risk/facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies to provide services for the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses.
  • TELGIAN FIRE SAFETY provides professional Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair to 45,000+ locations annually. Expertise includes Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm and Clean Agent Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Monitoring, plus Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, and Budgeting/Forecasting.
  • TELGIAN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES is a supplier of software for management of CFATS/RCSC compliance regulation requirements/best practices. TMT’s cloud-based relational database application, Telgian Compliance Manager (TCM™), tracks security compliance solutions, provides real-time secure data management, allows submission/tracking of forms/reports, adheres to 50+ global compliance IT standards and includes denial-of-services protection.

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