Fire Sprinkler Design Technician
Summary of Qualifications: I have twenty-eight years experience in the design and drafting of fire sprinkler systems (wet, dry, and pre-action) for all types of construction and commodities, handling multiple projects simultaneously. The assessment of available water supply (public, storage tank, addition of fire pump) and the thorough analysis for optimum pipe sizes through hydraulic calculations. Calculation programs utilized include HASS and HydroTech. The preparation of submittal packages including product catalog cuts, plans, and calculation data. Site survey projects to "fine tune" preliminary plans or prepare bid assessment. Create shop fabrication and component lists for installation along with special tools, lifts, etc. My AutoCAD experience includes AutoSprink and AutoCAD, preparing system design drawings, details and "cutting" the piping layout. The management of junior designers as well as tutoring, attendance of G.C. progress, coordination meetings, managing field personal with the F.P. Superintendent to streamline installation. Assisted Sales for estimates, including preliminary layouts, project site evaluation and system options for optimum cost benefits.
Related field experience: Performing hydrostatic pressure tests, dry pipe trip tests and water flow alarm tests. The Inspection & Testing of wet and dry pipe systems. Completion of NFPA #25 Forms for inspections, including fire pump flow test, tripping of dry and pre-action valves, visual inspection, lubrication of valves, performance tests per NFPA #25. Minor repairs and sprinkler head replacement. The fabrication and installation of threaded branch piping grooved mains, adding and relocating sprinklers per tenant layout.
Professional Certification: Currently enrolled in the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) for certification in the Fire Protection Engineering Technology Field with testing in the sub-field of Automatic Sprinkler System Layout as well as Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems.
1982 Maryland Drafting Institute, Langley Park, MD Certificate