Seminars

For on-site education seminar catalogue, please click here to download:
 “Just In Time Education Seminar Brochure”

Upcoming Education Seminars, Meetings, and Speaking Engagements:

2021 CASA Virtual Education Seminars 

CASA staff has decided to go virtual for all education seminars, meetings, and speaking engagements indefinitely for the immediate future of 2021. This decision was not made lightly as this is in the best interest for staff and participants for COVID-19 safety protocols. We will be offering virtual education seminars throughout Canada. 

Virtual Contract Education Seminars (Date and Time is Your Choice)
CASA offers contract classes virtually for your organization. A virtual contract class gives you full control of the registration list, date, and time of the education. Your employees can participate from a conference room, office, or the living room. Reach out to Jason Ryckman National Codes & Standards Manager for more information on the virtual education options.

Members: $1,800 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $3,000 +13% Tax
Email: jryckman@casa-firesprinkler.org

Professional Approaches to Fire Sprinkler Plan Review
This four-day sixteen-hour virtual seminar provides attendees with vital information on how to conduct the plan review process for water-based fire protection systems. Utilizing the requirements of NFPA 13 the participant will be guided through an actual review of sprinkler system plans and calculations. They will discuss the importance of employing a systematic review process and identify the documents required for a complete plan review. Finally, they will review a submittal of hydraulic calculation presented with the plans and discuss the process of hydraulic calculations and identify the key pieces of information presented and the common errors that are made.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this seminar the participant will be able to:

  • Apply the requirements for Plan Review in NFPA 13
  • Discuss the importance of a systematic review process.
  • Identify the documents required for a complete plan review process.
  • Correlate the requirements for plan review with the requirements in other chapters of NFPA 13.
  • Evaluate the hydraulic calculations presented with a set of working plans submitted for review and approval.

Virtual Education Seminars – Monday May 3, 2021 – Thursday May 6, 2021
Members: $250 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $400 +13% Tax
Professional Approaches to Fire Sprinkler Plan Review Registration

The Know How for Fire Sprinkler System Acceptance
This two-day eight-hour seminar provides attendees with vital information on how to conduct field inspections & final inspections for fire sprinkler & standpipe systems. Fire sprinkler systems & standpipe systems are installed in stages and inspections are typically required at various stages before proceeding to the next stage. Typically, periodic on-site inspections occur as construction progresses to ensure installations are being performed according to the approved construction documents. This work typically requires inspection and in doing so are permitted to be covered, and/or before the system is commissioned. This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with the visual & physical inspection requirements of typical codes and standards.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship various codes & standards have with the plan reviewer, field inspector & commissioner of the system.
  • Compare the actual installation with the approved construction drawings for compliance with appropriate codes & standards.
  • Explain the duties of the inspector during on site inspections of the installed systems.
  • Employ contemporary techniques of field inspections.
  • Understand the various stages involved in the installation of systems and the need to correlate & interact with contractors, other inspectors & the authorities having jurisdiction.

Virtual Education Seminars – Monday July 5, 2021 – Tuesday July 6, 2021
Members: $125 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $200 +13% Tax
The Know How for Fire Sprinkler System Acceptance Registration

Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 25
This two-day eight-hour seminar 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.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the areas where and where not the standard applies.
  • Explain the general definitions and the standard specific definitions and their meaning.
  • Discuss the various Tables utilized throughout the standard, and how to use the appropriate table.
  • Explain the difference between an internal inspection and an obstruction investigation.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the various means by which information is provided to the owner, and the reasons for different methods.
  • Describe potential ways of impairing a system.
  • Explain the difference between an emergency and a preplanned impairment.
  • Describe the steps taken to impair a system.
  • Describe the steps taken to restore a system to service.
  • Identify various situations and explain whether they are or are not within the scope of NFPA 25.
  • Describe how to properly report various situations that are or are not within the scope of NFPA 25.

Virtual Education Seminars – Wednesday July 7, 2021 – Thursday July 8, 2021
Members: $125 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $200 +13% Tax
Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 25 Registration

Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 13D
This two-day eight-hour seminar describes the proper design, installation, and maintenance of a residential sprinkler system in compliance with the NFPA 13D Standard. As residential fire sprinkler systems are more widely recognized and adopted by communities, understanding the requirements for proper design and installation is more important than ever. The standard governing design and installation for residential sprinkler systems is NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. The key to successful enforcement is understanding the requirements of the standard and how they are applied. This two-day four-hour virtual seminar will guide the participant through the NFPA 13D requirements and identify how the standard and alternative approaches are applied. It is recommended that participants have NFPA 13D for virtual class work.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope and application of sprinkler standards for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.
  • Identify the requirements for residential fire sprinkler system installation in accordance with NFSA 13D.
  • Apply the installation requirements and calculation procedures to various residential layouts.
  • Develop an approach for coordinating installation inspection & testing.

Virtual Education Seminars – Monday October 4, 2021 – Tuesday October 5, 2021
Members: $125 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $200 +13% Tax
Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing NFPA 13D Registration

Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems
This two-day eight-hour seminar provides a balance of basic and advanced information regarding seismic bracing requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems. The basic information describes the responsibility of the contractor and Authority Having Jurisdiction for the proper installation of earthquake protection of fire sprinkler systems. The advanced information will be most helpful for those personnel responsible for the layout of seismic protection and those responsible for plan approval and inspection of seismic installations.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • To familiarize participants with the rules for earthquake design in NFPA 13.
  • Review of the seismic bracing requirements per NFPA 13 including:
  • Sway Bracing
  • Lateral Sway Bracing
  • Longitudinal Sway Bracing
  • Horizontal Seismic Loads
  • Restraint of Branch Lines
  • Hangers and Fasteners Subject to Earthquakes

Virtual Education Seminars – Wednesday October 6, 2021 – Thursday October 7, 2021
Members: $125 +13% Tax, Non-Members: $200 +13% Tax
Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems Registration

   
   
      ∗Fire Sprinkler  Symposiums∗
REGIONS: DATES:
(click links to download registration forms)
CASA 2021 National
Fire Sprinkler Sprinkler Symposium     
 
    
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
11:00 am EST – 2:00 pm EST
      Click Here to Register 
 Alberta Fire Sprinkler Symposium TBD
Agenda              Registration Form             Sponsorship Form
 Atlantic Fire Sprinkler Symposium  TBD
Agenda              Registration Form             Sponsorship Form
 BC Fire Sprinkler Symposium  TBD
Agenda              Registration Form             Sponsorship Form
 MB/SK Fire Sprinkler Symposium  TBD
Agenda              Registration Form             Sponsorship Form
 Ontario Fire Sprinkler Symposium   TBD
Agenda              Registration Form             Sponsorship Form

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Tech Tuesday Virtual Live Education Seminars
“FREE” for CASA Members!!!

There is a 24-hour processing period for the classes to be available for access.  Following the 24-hour processing time, the classes will be available on your dashboard.

Live Tech Tuesday presentations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST on the day of the event. Once registered, if you miss the live event you will have access to a recorded version for 30 days from the live air date.  You must watch the video and take the quiz within this time to receive credit.

January 19, 2021
Balcony Sprinklers in the Codes versus NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D

February 16, 2021
2023 NFPA 25 Updates and Proposed Public Inputs

March 16, 2021
Why is NFPA 1 -Fire Code Important to the Fire Sprinkler Industry

April 20, 2021
Sprinkler Installation Requirements of IBC, 2021 edition, compared to those of NFPA 13, 2019 edition

May 18, 2021
Sprinkler Requirements of the Residential Chapters of NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code

June 15, 2021
2021 Updates to the I-Codes


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