CPD Offerings – Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association

The Building Officials’ Association of BC is collaborating with the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association to offer three professional development sessions focused on what building and plumbing officials should know about sprinkler system design and installation.

Each session is being offered online and is a full-day in length, which includes a one-hour lunch break and other breaks at the instructor’s discretion.  Qualified officials will earn (5) points of continuing education credit for each session attended.

The cost to register is $100 per session or you can register for all three sessions for $275.  To register, click here or by following the registration links provided below.  Limited space is available so register soon!

The instructor for all sessions is Matt Osbourne, CASA National Codes & Standards Manager.  Matt has over twenty-two years of experience in the Fire Protection and Fire Sprinkler Industry.  He is currently the National Codes & Standards Manager for the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association.  Matt attended Seneca College in Toronto, where he studied in the Fire Protection Technologist program, and has an extensive background in the Fire Protection Industry is as a Fire Sprinkler Designer and Project Manager.  Matt is a past member on the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes Standing Committee for Fire Protection (Part 3), and is a current member on the following NFPA committees:

  • NFPA 13 Installation & Discharge Committee
  • NFPA 13 Installation Committee
  • NFPA 13 Residential Committee
  • NFPA 14 Standpipes & Hose Systems Committee
  • NFPA 25 Inspection, Test & Maintenance Committee.

September 14, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

 

Introduction to Fire Sprinklers / Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25

Introduction to Fire Sprinklers is beneficial for the individual that is just starting out in the sprinkler industry.  It provides the participant with basic sprinkler knowledge of sprinkler systems.  The program covers types of systems, types of sprinklers, system components and basic definitions used in NFPA 13.  The course also provides a brief overview of the historical development of sprinkler systems.

Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25 describes the requirements for properly maintaining a water-based fire protection system in accordance with NFPA 25. The seminar clearly describes the responsibilities for compliance & record keeping. It describes the specific scope of the standard and identifies the various ways in which information related to changes in the system are handled. It describes the various Tables used in the standard, their specific purposes, and when to use which Tables. It involves the attendees in a significant number of exercises to describe various problems encountered, identify the proper section(s) of the standard that deals with it, and discuss how to deal with issues not covered by the standard that may still be encountered.

CPD Eligibility: 5 points – Category A3

Cost: $100 plus GST

Registration: Click here

 

October 5, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

 

Sprinkler System Installation Requirements

There are hundreds of types of sprinklers in use today.  Determining where to locate them can be a complex task. They need to be spaced properly and installed in specific locations to ensure coverage of the protected area and located far enough from obstructions to ensure that the spray pattern can adequately develop and control or suppress a fire.  The rules that govern this complex matrix of decisions are found in Chapter 8 of NFPA 13 (Chapter 10 through 18 in NFPA 13 -2022 Edition) on Installation Requirements.  This fast paced and interactive seminar will guide the participants through series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed.  Attendees should bring a copy of the NFPA 13 with them.

CPD Eligibility: 5 points – Category A3

Cost: $100 plus GST

Registration: Click here

 

November 23, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

 

Sprinkler System Plan Review

Examining fire sprinkler shop drawings, cut sheets and hydraulic calculations is a primary duty of the authority having jurisdiction. This course will provide a method of reviewing plans and other fire sprinkler documents that is efficient and thorough. Attendees will learn what documents to accept to start a review, what steps to take through the fire sprinkler design and systems review, and how to have confidence while reviewing hydraulic calculations.  This course applies current codes and standards to fire sprinkler systems from the initial site plan review, through the construction documents, to the as-built drawings. Significant time on how to effectively communicate deficiencies to the design professional. Students will receive a handout that provides detailed checklists with expert commentary that is useful to the fire sprinkler plan reviewer for years to come. Attendees must bring a copy of NFPA 13 to class.

CPD Eligibility: 5 points – Category A3

Cost: $100 plus GST

Registration: Click here

 

Sprinkler Bundle (includes all three courses above)

CPD Eligibility: 15 points – Category A3

Cost: $275 plus GST

Registration: Click here