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SFPE/IFPA Product Show Class #2: Protection of Spaces with Cloud Ceilings

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
The Medinah Banquets
550 N. Shriners Dr.
Addison, IL  60101
Elizabeth Mullin
March - Products Show
Registration is required
No Fee

19th Annual IFPA-SFPE Combined

Fire Protection Product Show


Free Admission to Show & 2 Free PDH/CEU Classes


Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 2:45 - 7 PM


The Medinah Banquets

550 N. Shriners Dr.

Addison, IL 60101



2:45 PM to 7:00 PM


The Illinois Fire Prevention Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers are once again hosting their annual product show.

  • One of the largest exhibitions of products, services and related industrial components of the Fire Protection industry in the Chicagoland area.  We expect to have more than 50 exhibitors.  Admission to the show is Free.
  • Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors, Insurance Organizations, Engineering Companies and Fire Prevention Associations will exhibit the cutting edge of fire products, services and information.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 4:30 for all attendees.  Cash Bar.
  • Door Prizes awarded hourly

  • Class attendees will be given 2 free drink tickets (1-Alcoholic & 1-Non-Alcoholic) at the conclusion of the second class

2019 Presenters:


Class #1

Title: Working with CPVC

Presenter: John Pritchard 
Piping Systems Consultant, The Lubrizol Corporation

Abstract: This class will cover listings & approvals, advantages, design parameters, concealed & exposed installations, system risers, cutting & joining, freeze protection, chemical compatibility, & cut in procedures.

John Pritchard has been a Territory manager with Blazemaster for 11 years. With over 30 years’ experience in piping applications. John also serves as a Technical manager covering central North America for Lubrizol and has spent much of his career teaching in the industry, not only conducting trainings at Lubrizol but for various industry groups. Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Western Illinois University (1983). Licensed Plumber. Member of Local 130. Member of the Western Illinois University Engineering Technology Advisory Council. Has worked as an instructor for the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC) Construction Management Certification Program (CMCP) at Northern Illinois University.

Class #2

Title: Protection of Spaces with Cloud Ceilings

Presenter: Phil Gunning, 
Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp., Director of Education & Training

In 2012 the Fire Protection Research Foundation began a research project to help provide better fire protection for cloud ceilings. This class will provide an overview for the research that was done throughout the first two phases of this project. The class will also explain the allowances for the design of sprinkler systems is areas with cloud ceilings that have been placed into the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 as a result of the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s efforts.

Phil has over 23 years of experience in the fire protection industry. Phil worked as a Sr. Risk Consultant for Aon’s Property Risk Control team until June of 2017 after spending 10 years at Tyco Fire Protection Products as the Senior Manager of Technical Services and Training. Prior to that Phil spent 9 years as a fire protection consultant with two firms and conducted full-scale fire protection research for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for 4 years prior to consulting. Phil also held a position on the Board of Directors for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, is a "Member" of SFPE, NFPA, ASPE-NY, and was a NFPA 14 and 101 technical committee member.


Each class runs approximately 1 hour and includes a 15 minute break between sessions.  Our first session will begin promptly at 2:45 with our second session to start at 4:00.  Online registration is required for the show.

**To register for CEU/PDH classes, please use the "Register Now" link at the top of this page.  Please register for each class separately.


For more information contact:
Elizabeth Mullin (SFPE): 913-687-3668,

Vincent Rodriguez (IFPA) 630-392-4498