Events

We are working hard to bring you leaders in the SFPE and Fire Protection Industry who will bring their expertise to the programs and our membership.  If you have any suggestions for future programs, please forward them to Scott Nesvold or Warren Anderson.  
 
Information regarding the next chapter meeting can be found by clicking on the events listed below.  If possible, please sign up for the meeting in advance by following the "Register" link for the meeting.  Cash or check will also be accepted at the meeting.
 
See Meeting Location and Schedule page for meeting location and schedule.

We hope to see you at one or more of our programs this year!



Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Rose Vine Hall
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     Concealed Space Protection 

     

     

    Presenters: Karl Wiegand, P.E.

     

     

    NFPA 13 requires that all combustible spaces greater than 6 inches in height be protected by sprinklers.  However, standard spray sprinklers are not capable of developing adequate spray patterns to provide acceptable protection for spaces that are between 6 and 36 inches in height.  For these spaces specially listed sprinklers that provide a more horizontal spray pattern that is capable of developing quickly are necessary.  NFPA 13 acknowledges this and requires the use of sprinklers that has been specifically listed for combustible concealed spaces to be used in all spaces between 6 and 36 inches in height.  The standard does not, however, provide any installation requirements for these sprinklers.   In order to pass their rigorous testing requirements, these specially listed sprinklers that are used in combustible concealed spaces need to be installed in different configurations that typical spray sprinklers.  The intent of this presentation is to provide guidance at to what types of spaces these sprinklers can protect and the different installation requirements for protecting each of these types of spaces to stay within these sprinklers’ listings. 

     

    Karl Wiegand, P.E. – Karl works in the engineering department at Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation where his primary duties consist of working to improve globe sprinkler technology, providing training, and representing Globe’s interests within the fire protection industry.  Karl holds a Professional Engineering license in the field of Fire Protection Engineering and is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering.  Over the last nine years Karl has taught a variety of classes relating to water based fire protection systems and has held positions on NFPA 15, NFPA 24, and NFPA 750.  Karl continues to represent the sprinkler industry on NFPA 16, 101, 820, and 5000, the National Fire Sprinkler Association’s Engineering and Standards Committee, and the American Water Works Association Cross Connection Control Committee and Fire Protection Committee.

     

     

    Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.

       

    Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!

          

    Schedule

    Social hour - 4:30 p.m.

    Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

    Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

    Presentation - 6:30 p.m.

        

    Rose Vine Hall

    2801 Snelling Ave.

    Roseville, MN 55113

        

    Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

    $20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

    $25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)

        

    Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018. 

    • 30 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Rose Vine Hall
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     Litigation Case Study 

     

     

    Presenters: Scott Nesvold, P.E. - Crane Engineering

         Jonathan Zentner, Arthur Chapman

     


    Don’t let your sprinkler system drain you.

    Jon and Scott will walk you through an actual case study on what can occur when a sprinkler system fails causing damage to a facility.  The presentation will discuss the investigation of a corroded dry sprinkler pipe, the insurance claim process, and eventually a trial where the Owner claimed over $1 million in damages.  The case was tried before a jury, resulting in a total defense verdict in favor of the sprinkler contractor.  The presentation will highlight discussion on insurance claims against fire sprinkler contractors following their annual inspection, testing and maintenance service visits.


     

    Scott Nesvold, P.E. – Scott Nesvold is a Structural and Fire Protection Engineer providing expert consultation regarding building design, structural analysis and failure for all building types. In addition, his background in Fire Protection Engineering offers the expertise to evaluate and design fire protection systems and to analyze the effects of a fire and its impact on structural integrity and life safety. Mr. Nesvold’s diverse background allows him to specialize in the assessment of damage to structures and their components following catastrophic events, such as explosions and fire. Mr. Nesvold’s ability to use Rope Access, allows him to investigate areas that are difficult to access or heavily damaged. Further, he has designed and investigated building systems including foundations, piles, floor and roof supports, shear walls, main wind force resisting systems, fire suppression systems, and fire compartmentalization and flame spread.


    Jonathan Zentner - 

    Jon devotes 100% of his practice to defending construction trades against defect

    claims, contract disputes, additional-insured litigation and construction injury

    claims. Jon’s clients include general contractors, stucco installers, window

    manufacturers, framers, roofers, lumber distributors, HVAC installers, excavators

    and masons. Those working with Jon point to the fact that his legal practice is

    guided by three construction principals: meeting with the client to outline goals,

    staying within budget and working hard to get the job done.

     

     

    Please plan to attend this important informational event.  We encourage you to pass this invitation on to co-workers, professional acquaintances, friends, and others that would be interested in this program and our MN SFPE chapter.

       

    Membership is not mandatory for this program, but always encouraged.  See you there!

          

    Schedule

    Social hour - 4:30 p.m.

    Dinner - 5:30 p.m.

    Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

    Presentation - 6:30 p.m.

        

    Rose Vine Hall

    2801 Snelling Ave.

    Roseville, MN 55113

        

    Meeting, Program, and Dinner Costs

    $20.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

    $25.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)

        

    Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Monday, May 28th, 2018. 

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