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Layout Technician: Application - Virtual - FULL

Training/Education
3/19/2024 10:00 AM
3/21/2024 5:00 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
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**** THIS VIRTUAL COURSE IS FULL ***** 

Please check back for a new Virtual offering in the coming days or consider our in-person courses.



This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Member Price: $2,200.00

Non-member Price: $4,400.00 Learn more about NFSA membership.

Early Bird Discount - 8 weeks prior to the start of the in-person course 1/20/2024 - Save $200!
Registration Closes - 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session 2/20/2024

8/17/2023
2/7/2024
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Eastern Standard Time
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Layout Technician: Application

Training/Education
5/21/2024 8:00 AM
5/23/2024 5:00 PM
TD Industries Inc
Dallas, TX
75234
13850 Diplomat Dr

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

 

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Registration closes 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session

Member Price: $2,250.00

Non-member Price: $4,450.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

1/2/2024
4/23/2024
Yes
Central Standard Time
No
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Layout Technician: Application

Training/Education
7/29/2024 12:00 PM
8/1/2024 5:00 PM
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Headquarters
Centennial, CO
80112
9195 E Mineral Avenue

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

 

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - The instructor-led course is offered at locations across the US, with virtual options available. The choice is entirely yours!

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Registration closes 4 weeks prior to the start of the in-person session

Member Price: $2,250.00

Non-member Price: $4,450.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

 

12/14/2023
7/1/2024
Yes
Mountain Standard Time
No
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Layout Technician: Application - Virtual

Training/Education
10/21/2024 10:00 AM
10/24/2024 5:00 PM
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
, Virtual
Microsoft Teams
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.HmA5Afbzy4UKR21l43n0tgHaEK?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain

This two-course series is designed for anyone new to the fire protection industry, or anyone who is simply trying to learn more and advance their career, such as designers, estimators, and sales professionals. Purchased as a single transaction, students are enrolled in Layout Technician: Fundamentals, a series of self-paced On Demand Training modules and an upcoming instructor-led Layout Technician: Application course.

Students with basic knowledge of math, physical science, and drafting skills will learn basic sprinkler layout and detailing technician skills. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout, and calculation.
 

Layout Technician: Fundamentals (LTF) – A series of On Demand Training modules with instructor office hours, intervention, and support.

  • These modules focus on the various core concepts necessary to understand and function as a Layout Technician in the 21st century. Learners explore content as simple as parts of a sprinkler using advanced 3D technology, up through and including carefully instructed hydraulic calculations – all while developing the soft skills necessary to overcome design challenges with the codes and standards in hand.
  • The Layout Technician: Fundamentals course is available to enrolled students about 8 weeks in advance of the Layout Technician: Application course.
  • Successful completion of Layout Technician: Fundamentals is a prerequisite to attending the Layout Technician: Application course.


Layout Technician: Application (LTA) - This instructor-led course is offered virtually.

  • A 3-day instructor-led course that applies the content learned in the Layout Technician: Fundamentals course. Using project-based learning, students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

Member Price: $2,200.00

Non-member Price: $4,400.00 Learn more about NFSA membership

Registration Closes - 4 weeks prior to the start of the Applications course start

2/7/2024
9/24/2024
Yes
Eastern Standard Time
No
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Fire Sprinkler Designer students must complete Layout Technician: Part 1 – Fundamentals. The cost includes textbook and both (25 hours Self-Paced Online) Fundamentals and (in-person or virtual) 3 Day Application Class. All students must complete Fundamentals before the start date of Application.

Prerequisite Before Application: Layout Technician: Fundamentals

Before the Layout Technician: Application class begins, all fire sprinkler designer students must complete Layout Technician: Fundamentals. This online, self-paced module is designed to prepare students for Layout Technician: Application and is included in the registration. Fundamentals must be completed before the Layout Technician: Application start date.

After Fundamentals: Layout Technician: Application

Layout Technician: Application – A 3-day in-person, with a virtual option available, instructor-led class that applies the fundamental content learned in the previous course. Using project-based learning , fire sprinkler designer students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.

REGISTER FOR FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGNER CLASSES FROM THE EXPERTS WHO WRITE THE BOOK!

NFSA’s Layout Technician Class gives students everything they need to prepare for NICETS Levels I & II.

NFSA’s Fire Sprinkler Layout Design Training prepares professionals for NICET Levels I & II Certifications. The classes include sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout and calculation.

NFSA’s fire sprinkler designer class includes a hard copy of recently updated and revised “Layout Book” as well as a copy of the 2022 NFPA 13 standard. The Layout Book has been divided into 43 chapters and an annex with each of the chapters grouped into parts that have a basic theme in the layout, detail, and calculation of a fire sprinkler system. There are four parts of the book roughly corresponding to the order in which decisions are made in the process of getting a sprinkler system into a building.

  1. Parts of a Sprinkler – eLM
  2. Common Components of a Sprinkler System – eLM
  3. Rules Governing Sprinkler Installation – eLM
  4. Building Materials and Construction – eLM
  5. Hazard Classifications – eLM
  6. Wet and Dry Pipe Systems – eLM
  7. Plan Preparation and Formatting– eLM
  8. The Layout Process– eLM
  9. Job Site Surveys and Coordination – eLM
  10. Choosing Materials for the Job– eLM
  11. Underground Pipe Joining– eLM
  12. Fire Pumps: The Basics– eLM
  13. Pipe and Fittings – eLM
  14. Backflow Preventers– eLM
  15. Standpipe Systems– eLM
  16. Hangers– eLM
  17. Basics of Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems– eLM
  18. Acceptance Testing – eLM
  19. Sprinkler Location Requirements– eLM
  20. Ceiling Configurations– eLM
  21. Standard Upright & Pendant Sprinkler Spacing– eLM
  22. Fire Sprinkler Obstructions– eLM
  23. Fire Sprinkler Temperature Ratings & Heat Source Spacing– eLM
  24. Basic Hydraulics for Fire Sprinkler Systems– eLM
  25. Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Calculations– eLM

Day 1: Application of Fire Sprinkler Design – ILT: Modules

  • Module 1 1.1 Class introductions
    • 1.2 Introduction to Pancho’s project
    • 1.3 Applicable Codes and Standards
  • 2.0 Module 2
    • 2.1 Occupancy Hazard Classification
    • 2.2 Group exercise
  • 3.0 Module 3
    • 3.1 Determining the Type of System(s)
    • 3.2 Determining the Type of System Configuration
    • 3.3 Applying the System to the Plan
  • 4.0 Module 4
    • 4.1 Water Supply Evaluation
    • 4.2 Water Supply Design
  • 5.0 Module 5
    • 5.1 Build a riser

Day 2: Application of Layout – ILT Module:

  • 6.0 Module 6
    • 6.1 Layout Pancho’s project – Remote Area
    • 6.2 Space 6, Branch line piping and sprinkler position
  • 7.0 Module 7
    • 7.1 Layout Jen’s Java space
  • 8.0 Module 8
    • 8.1 Layout Butch’s space
  • 9.0 Module 9
    • 9.1 Layout Pancho’s service area
    • 9.2 Pancho’s exterior projections
  • 10.0 Module 10
    • 10.1 Hangers

Day 3: Application of Hydraulic Design – ILT Modules:

  • 11.0 Module 11
    • 11.1 Kick-off activity
    • 11.2 Hydraulic equation review
  • 12.0 Module 12
    • 12.1 Establishing the design area
    • 12.2 Hydraulic calculation – Instructor guided
    • 12.3 Hydraulic calculation – Group activity
    • 12.4 Water supply evaluation – Instructor guided
    • 12.5 Dry system evaluation – Instructor guided