Fire Protection - We Specified What? Webinar

2014 Webinar Series
Fire Protection - We Specified What?!
Original Air Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earn Continuing Education Credits: This one-hour webinars provides 0.1 CEU or 1.0 PDH.

This one-hour webinar, presented by Scott Futrell, will provide real-world information relative to specifying fire and life safety systems such as fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and more. This webinar will include the following topics that are very important to specification writers involved with fire protection systems:

  • Emphasize the prerequisite knowledge required to competently provide sound fire protection system design. 
  • Provide basic information for the Engineer regarding the hierarchy of the Fire Code and the design standards NFPA 13 and NFPA 7
  • Discuss design issues that include water supply, design criteria, coordination, and failure driven specification revisions
  • Fire alarm and fire sprinkler system integration
  • Importance of site observations 
  • Plan reviews and inspections
  • Case studies of things that have gone wrong

As a specifying Professional Engineer the design build documents for fire and life safety system should protect occupants, property, firefighters, and minimize business interruption.  If you aren’t putting the time into the bid documents to carefully specify fire protection systems the bids your client receives, from the low bid contractors, will include a wide gap in fees and scopes and frequently a disconnect between the owners needs and the installed protection, as well as a lack of commissioning.  This webinar will highlight situations we’ve been involved with that will assist you in developing bid documents in the future.

About the Presenter: Scott A. Futrell, PE, FSFPE, CFPS, CFEI, SET

As president and founder of Futrell Fire Consult & Design, Inc., Scott Futrell has provided services related to fire code consulting, project management, system design, and loss investigation of fire protection systems for a broad range of building types and system failures since 1989. 

He is a Fire Protection Engineer registered in the State of Wisconsin and has been in the Fire Protection industry since 1975. 

Mr. Futrell is a Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and a Senior Engineering Technician (NICET IV).

Mr. Futrell is on the task force that has written the curriculum for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers class entitled Sprinkler Design for Engineers since 2000, and taught that class as well. He is currently the Chairperson of the task group updating that SFPE class for 2014 and the SFPE class on Protection of High-Piled Storage for 2014. He has also participated on the Technical Panels for several Fire Protection Research Foundation projects.

Click here to view the archived webinar or to obtain your CEU certificate for the live webinar.

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