A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts LLC on behalf of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association to inform contractors nationwide about the use of multipurpose systems in residential construction and how these systems can present a competitive business advantage for the plumbing contractor. This webinar is the second in a series of residential fire sprinkler educational and training opportunities that will be offered by the PHCC, and is part of its Online Business Management Training.

"Introduction To Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems" will be presented by Jayson Drake, Uponor’s Sr. Product Manager for Fire Safety Systems, April 22 at 3 pm EST. He will educate participants on the NFPA 13D fire sprinkler standard as it applies to multipurpose systems and how these systems can give the plumbing contractor a competitive advantage when competing for this work by reducing the cost of installation. In addition, participants will be introduced to the advantages and disadvantages of working with the PEX tubing commonly used in multipurpose systems.
According to Fire Smarts, multipurpose systems are ideal for plumbing contractors to install as the system piping serves both fire protection and domestic plumbing needs. “In a market that has been projected to exceed $3 billion a year in the Residential Fire Sprinklers Market Growth and Labor Demand Analysis published by Fire Smarts in September 2008, there is a significant opportunity available for plumbing contractors who are capable of installing multipurpose systems,” the company stated.

Registration is open to all interested parties and PHCC members receive a discounted tuition rate for the course. For more information and to register for this webinar, visit the PHCC website.