The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) now offers credit for completion of an online course on fire sprinkler installations in one- and two-family dwellings. Developed by the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), the course is delivered through AEC Daily, the largest provider of free, online continuing education to construction professionals.
HFSC’s course is also approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA); nine other organizations also offer credit.
“We are pleased to see continuing support for the homebuilding industry’s growing interest in the important topic of home fire sprinkler protection,” says HFSC Board Chair Gary Keith.
HFSC developed and sponsors the free course as part of its diverse efforts to assist the broader homebuilding community with neutral information about installing sprinklers in new houses. HFSC also engages the industry with an annual exhibit at the International Builders Show and 50+ Housing Council, and devotes a third of the HFSC Web presence to free homebuilder materials.
“The need for factual, non-commercial information about fire sprinkler water supply, installation and maintenance is greater now than ever. This course helps architects, developers and homebuilders understand the basics while learning about the environmental benefits of installing home fire sprinklers,” Keith adds.
The free, one-hour course qualifies for a wide range of continuing education credits. To access the free course, link from HFSC’s website at www.HomeFireSprinkler.org or directly through the AEC Daily website at http://www.aecdaily.com/en/1625773.
With a focus on new construction of one- and two-family dwellings, the comprehensive course includes an overview of home fire sprinkler operation and life-safety benefits, as well as installation in accordance with national standards. Discussion sections include cost-assessment research and “green” factors associated with installed fire sprinkler systems.
The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers.