The Society of Fire Protection Engineers-Saudi Arabian Chapter and Oklahoma State University- Fire Protection Program has conducted

Steps to Design, Commission and Maintain Fire Protection Systems Workshop

Perform a building code analysis, using the 2012 edition of the International Building Code and the International Fire Code, that includes types of construction, height and area limitations, building separation or exposure protection, and fire protection systems.

Identify Occupancy Classification.

Determine the requirements of fire alarm systems in new and existing construction.

Determine the requirements of fire suppression systems in new and existing construction.

Identify required fire rated construction and how fire ratings may be modified when providing fire protection systems.

Identify important elements in the design of fire protection systems and the critical coordination items with other engineering and construction disciplines.

Perform acceptance testing and commissioning for new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems in new and existing construction.

Conduct annual test, inspection and maintenance requirements after acceptance of the fire protection system (These items are required after the installation contractor completes the installation and leaves the project).

Identify codes and standards to reference when working with fire protection systems (fire alarms, fire sprinkler, standpipes, etc...).

Workshop Instructor: Andy McPherson, PE

Andy McPherson is a faculty member of the OSU Fire Protection Program and is a licensed fire protection engineer for an Oklahoma based architectural and engineering firm. He holds a fire protection engineering license in six different states and his projects have been in locations such as Taiwan, Azores, Spain, Lithuania, Africa, Guam, Italy and the US. His professional experiences include working as the lead fire protection engineer for projects such as a bio-mass power generation plant, bio-diesel refinery, health care facilities, college and university facilities, high-rises, multi-building campuses, and other industrial and business related facilities.

OSU certificate of program completion indicating 4.0 continuing education units will be awarded.

Certificate program after completion of Workshop


Contact Information :

Garcia, Carlos G
Phone: +966 13 872-6833


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TESTIMONIAL by SFPE-SAC courses attendees

  • " I can review design packages now more effectively with all the useful information that I have learned in this technical workshop."

  • " In depth project design reviews based on additional information and layout logics learnt. "

  • "Workshop has added values and comprehensive understanding of system. We have gained a log of NFPA standards which is mandated on design package review."

  • " After attending the course, all future sprinkler designs will be reviewed in details. "

  • " I will use all information learned in the training and apply all my knowledge in my future projects. "

  • " Please organize more workshop. Please notify us. We need more workshop of same nature. "

  • " The instructor has a professional way to deliver the information. "

our excellency

Eng. Ali. A Mokhtar SFPE-SAC President

VISION : The leaders in engineering a fire safe world.

I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President. I am honored and humbled to have been nominated to this office, and for having the support of the SFPE-SAC membership for all of my years serving the Society. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessor, and the other members of the Board for their service during the past year, which included the formidable task of developing our strategic plan, rebranding the Society, and positioning the SFPE-SAC for the future.

Chapter Excellence Award