Telgian’s Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt, SET, CFPS will represent the American Fire Sprinkler Association at the 2020 EduCODE International Conference on March 9-13, 2020 at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. During the event, Leavitt will conduct a series of training seminars including Installation of Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler Plan Review and Residential Sprinkler Systems.
Presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council, the event, now in its 23rd year, is considered the country’s premiere educational training event for code professionals. The 2020 EduCODE International Conference includes nationally acclaimed presenters, such as Leavitt, as well as over 90 more different classes in a single location.
Leavitt, Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc., is an industry leader in the fire, life safety and security space and offers over 39 years of industry experience. He 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 fire and life safety seminars nationally and internationally on a variety of related subjects. He has also authored industry training materials and numerous articles including Fire Safety Codes and Standards: What You Need to Know, Understanding Fire Protection Classifications, and the International Fire Sprinkler Opportunity, among others.
During the conference, Leavitt’s seminars include:
MONDAY, MARCH 9: Installation of Sprinkler Systems – Day 1 — Session 7
TUESDAY, MARCH 10: Installation of Sprinkler Systems – Day 2 — Session 7
This 2-day seminar is a comprehensive review of the latest edition of NFPA 13. Attendees will 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 will be addressed with an emphasis on their practical application.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11: Sprinkler Plan Review — Session 43
This 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 will involve a review of the knowledge of various topics contained in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Discussion and information provided will include topics such as identification of various construction types, commodity classes, occupancy hazards, and system types, as well as fire sprinklers themselves.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12: Residential Sprinkler Systems — Session 62
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, hydraulic calculation exercises, along with water supply evaluations will all be covered in detail. Installation requirements, including obstruction avoidance, heat zone limitations, pipe supports and valve criteria forming the foundation of such systems’ design, will also be 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.
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