Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Anatomy of a Fire

   History and science behind development of fire protection design
   Overview of fire growth and characteristics
   The role that building construction plays in fire behavior
   How codes are written to address fire resistance ratings, ventilation,
      egress, fire fighter access
   Case study showing integration with overall building life safety performance

NFPA 13 Design Approach

   Definition of responsible charge in the design of a sprinkler system
   Engineer vs. contractor responsibilities for the design of automatic
      sprinkler systems
   Design approaches for construction documents applied to NFPA 13
   Establishing levels of contractor competency for degree of project complexity
   Case study for application of design approaches to NFPA 13
   What is the right level of fire protection design to optimize installation cost?

What’s Eating Your Pipes? – How Corrosion Can Cause Your Sprinkler
System to Fail and How to Fight it

   Corrosion in fire protection systems is a growing problem
   Steps in combating the corrosion problem
   Various types of corrosion that can take place in fire protection systems
   Specific information on ways to size up the corrosion problem, overview of
      NFPA 25 specified maintenance requirements and techniques to
      mitigate corrosion
   Case studies of existing buildings to emphasize corrosion issues
      associated with the upkeep of sprinkler systems

Hazard Evaluation vs. Risk Analysis – A Way of Thinking

   Steps that code enforcement officials, engineers, and architects can
      take in dealing with hazards and risks within structures that are not
      addressed by the building and fire codes
   The difference between hazard evaluations and risk analysis
   Examples of quantifying hazards and risk along with implementing
      risk management plans
   A case study of a fire to emphasize the value of a hazard and risk analysis
   Hazard evaluations and risk analysis for the evaluation of an existing building

Manufacturing and Industrial Occupancies – The Specialized Knowledge
You Should Have

   Identifying the level of protection that codes may not prescribe
   Developing hazardous level classification
   How to apply performance-based requirements of the codes
   Developing customized detection and suppression design criteria
   Case studies

Fire Protection for Data Centers

   The design professional’s responsibilities in the development of data
      center fire protection systems
   Technical details specified and defined in the Building Code and NFPA standards
      will be presented
   Developing customized detection and suppression design criteria


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Fire)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the International Code Council for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed within15 business days.


Chris Crivello

Chris Crivello Principal at RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C.
Mr. Crivello is a fire protection project engineer for RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C., and a technical staff member at truVUE Inspection Technologies. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, along with a master of science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has passed the principles and practices of engineering exam in fire protection engineering to become a licensed professional engineer. Mr. Crivello has worked as a lead design engineer for fire protection systems in all types of buildings for the last six years. As a fire protection engineer, Mr. Crivello’s responsibilities include complete design of fire protection systems, specializing in fire suppression and fire alarm design. The scope of his responsibilities includes contract drawings, specifications, and construction administration services. Mr. Crivello has worked in fire protection design on commercial, healthcare, industrial, historical and residential buildings. He has designed fire protection systems for these types of buildings, including fire alarm, sprinkler/standpipe, water spray, foam and agent systems. His experience with existing buildings includes the documentation of as-built conditions for fire protection system plans to evaluate system reliability. Mr. Crivello’s knowledge of national, state and NFPA codes make him an expert in fire protection code analysis and compliance review. His experience includes the analysis and design of life safety and egress solutions including architectural egress components, evacuation planning, and crowd management. He is also experienced in master planning and code consulting. With Mr. Crivello’s educational and application design background, he has specialized in the discipline of industrial fire protection engineering. He has worked diligently on performing fire hazard analyses, including code compliance, fire risk assessment, explosion protection, flammable and combustible liquids storage, and the control of toxic gases.

Douglas Nadeau

Douglas Nadeau  President at RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C.
Mr. Nadeau, P.E., is the president of RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C., and vice president of truVUE Inspection Technologies. He is a licensed fire protection engineer, certified fire protection specialist and LEED accredited professional. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics, along with a master of science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Nadeau has worked as a lead design engineer for fire protection and plumbing systems in all types of buildings and uses for more than 20 years. Mr. Nadeau has been recognized as a leader in the field of fire protection engineering. He has been responsible for the complete design of fire protection and mechanical systems, including contract drawings and specifications as well as project coordination, administration, construction management and cost estimating. He has conducted risk evaluations of various building features involving building code application, fire modeling, and identification and resolution of hazardous conditions. Mr. Nadeau has a long history of experience with commercial, public, and institutional buildings. His work has involved the development of risk mitigation techniques and life safety systems specific to building design. He has conducted studies analyzing the protection of the facility property, the protection of occupants, and the redundancies necessary to provide a continuity of business function in the case of a fire emergency. Mr. Nadeau began his career in the heart of Boston, designing fire protection systems for high-rise buildings of both a prescriptive and performance-based nature. His work evaluating the life safety provisions inherent to the Uniform Building Code (UBC), Southern Building Code (SBC), and Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) has been internationally published. In addition, his expertise in the determination and application of the intent of building codes has allowed him to function as a reference for state agencies and local municipalities.