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

Fire Protection Professional Design Responsibility and Ethics

   Professional ethics as it relates to the trade of fire protection engineering

   Construction ethics and its role in the fire protection decision-making process

   Issues faced in professional practice

   Code of ethics and reasons for implementation presented with case studies

   Framework of reference for ethical decision making in compliance with jurisdictional code of ethics

Fire Protection Design Liability – Are You Breaking The Law?

   New York State’s definition of design/build projects

   History of design/build in New York

   Legal aspects of design/build projects

   Level of shared responsibility in design/build projects

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

   Outline 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

   Developing customized detection and suppression design criteria


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours/PDHs,
     including 1.0 ethics hour

Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers in New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.25 CEUs for the completion of this seminar.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of fire.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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 to participants within fifteen 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.