Review of Sprinkler System Shop Drawings Webinar

2019 Webinar Series
Review of Sprinkler System Shop Drawings – A Responsible Engineer Perspective
March 20, 2019 @ 2 p.m. EST

This one-hour contact program awards 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

This program provides an introduction into the review of sprinkler system shop drawings from the perspective of the responsible engineer. The program will review how to identify the appropriate code of record for sprinkler system design. Where and what are the NFPA 13 requirements for basic information shown on the shop drawings. The program will also include what project specific criteria are typically reviewed, how they are reviewed, and the common corrections identified during the review process. 

Content Outline: 

  • NFPA13 Requirements – 25 minutes
  • Project Specific Requirements – 15 minutes
  • Common Corrections Identified – 10 minutes
  • Questions and Answers – 10 minutes

Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify how to determine the code of record for sprinkler system design.
  • Identify the NFPA 13 chapter containing the requirements for system plans and calculations
  • Identify the items required by NFPA 13 to be shown on shop drawings.
  • Identify the typical locations within contract design documents of project specific system requirements
  • Identify the most common corrections identified during the shop drawing review process.

The Presenter: Kevin E. Kimmel, PE

kimmelMr. Kimmel has more than 34 years’ experience in fire protection engineering, sprinkler/fire alarm design, risk analysis, and project management. Kevin has worked on projects related to building and fire code analysis, systems design and construction oversight. His building type experience includes: Residential, healthcare/correctional facilities, historic and monumental structures, sports complexes and casinos, retail, high-rise, warehouse and government facilities. Kevin has fire protection design expertise in fire detection and suppression systems design, building code and life safety consultation, fire modeling, egress analysis and smoke control design. Kevin has extensive experience in water system analysis and participated in the development of a widely used and recognized fire suppression analysis software program currently still in distribution.

Kevin has participated in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Continuing Education program as an instructor and presented several engineering related topics at the National Fire Protection Association’s annual meetings. Over his career Kevin has assisted others in the design and construction of residential home sprinkler systems required by their local code authority.

Kevin is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association and has been recently appointed to the newly formed NFPA standards committee on Unmanned Aerial Systems for Fire and Emergency Response Services.


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