sboc-nfpa13d-2016-class-1On March __, 18, 2016, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board presented a full-day seminar on NFPA 13D, “Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 13D,” to approximately 150 attendees at the Suburban Building Officials Conference’s (SBOC) 61st Annual Spring Training Institute.

Pictured left to right: SBOC Secretary Rob Wierzba (La Grange Park Building Inspector), Past President Don Fredericks (Bartlett Asst. Building Director), President Dan Buonamici (Bolingbrook Building Commissioner), NIFSAB Executive Director Tom Lia, and Vice President Roy Giuntoli (Willowbrook Building Inspector)

Instructor Bob Upson, M.S.F.P.E., manager of engineering services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, discussed scope and application of fire sprinkler standards for one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes.
At lunch, live fire sprinklers demonstrations were conducted in the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association‘s fire sprinkler trailer.


NIFSAB Executive Director Tom Lia hands out class materials to attendees.

Attendees received hard copies of the NFPA 13D & 13R standard booklets and a binder with all class materials, including a fire sprinkler guide to the ICC Codes.