NFSA Design Advantage Seminar in Minneapolis
Minnesota State Coordinator, Tom Brace, introduces NFSA Director of Codes and Public Fire Protection, Jeff Hugo, to the AIA Design Advantage Seminar class on May 23 at the Minneapolis Firefighters Hall and Museum.
NFSA’s Minnesota Chapter hosted a seven-hour Design Advantage Seminar for members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on May 23rd. The seminar was taught by NFSA’s Director of Codes and Public Fire Protection, Jeff Hugo. The seminar is designed to introduce architects to the 2018 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) and the significant trade-ups and design considerations for incorporating fire sprinklers into architectural design work. The seminar was held at the Minneapolis Firefighters Hall and Museum. 20 people attended, including four sprinkler contractor/SAM employees. The seminar finished with a side-by-side sprinkler demonstration using the Chapter’s Demonstration and Training Trailer. The live-fire burn was a great capstone event for the attendees and an eye-opening presentation of the value of fire sprinklers.