Telgian Engineering & Consulting Fire Suppression Designer Ben Young will present a seminar entitled “It Depends: Fire Sprinkler Design for Non-Designers” on March 21 at the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Schuylkill Chapter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The presentation will cover important fire sprinkler design considerations for those without a design background. This seminar is a must-attend event for sales or project management employees, service and inspection personnel, or for those interested in transferring a project from sales to design.
The presentation will include discussion regarding occupancy hazard classification basics, head location and spacing, special sprinklers, obstructions and temperature issues, as well as basic water supply analysis, information needed to complete drawings and calculations, plus basic survey tips and tricks. The event will conclude with a Q&A session.
As an experienced Fire Suppression Designer with over 18 years in the fire protection industry, Young’s expertise includes design of fire sprinklers, alarms, and special hazards systems in both new construction and retrofit applications. Young has worked throughout the East Coast and internationally as a commissioning agent, inspector, designer, plan reviewer, and design manager. He is NICET certified in three fire protection subfields: Water-Based Systems Layout (III), Special Hazards (I), and Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems (II). In addition, Ben has held multiple state licenses throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Young is a member of NFPA, SFPE, and ASCET. He is a Director for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley SFPE Chapter and Vice-Chair for AFSA Schuylkill Chapter, and has been involved with the Delaware and South Jersey ASCET chapters.
Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. We provide professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses.
Telgian is a provider of strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and related sustainable (LEED) strategies, and construction administration services.
Our professionals are dedicated to delivering value through effective protection solutions that meet today’s risk challenges. In addition to a uniquely global perspective, we also provide in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal compliance matters.
Since 1985, Telgian has worked hand-in-hand with clients such as architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies. We serve industry sectors that include government, commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, and transportation throughout the US and abroad.
About the AFSA
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is a non-profit association that represents merit shop fire sprinkler contractors. The association is dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and authorities having jurisdiction. Currently, AFSA represents companies and individuals across the United States and throughout the world. AFSA believes that the installation of fire sprinklers could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars lost to fire each year and increasingly, public officials are realizing this.
For more information, please contact the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Schuylkill Chapter.