Free Webinar: How Builders Should Plan for Fire Sprinklers

If you are planning to install fire sprinklers in the homes you build, upfront decisions about the underground materials and components can save you money down the road when it comes time to construct the home.
Nov 22, 2016 11:00 AM ET

Hear from Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV, about the important things to know and consider before breaking ground on a home that requires a fire sprinkler system.

Topics will include:

  • Meter sizing
  • Meter setters
  • Talking to your local water authority
  • Pressure-reducing valves
  • Backflow prevention
  • Pipe and materials selection


About the Presenter: Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV

Melisa Rodriguez is the supervisor for Fire Safety Design Services at Uponor. She is a professional engineer who holds more than 10 years in the industry with a NICET Level IV certification in fire sprinkler design. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a professional member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). She is also the Vice Chair of Communications Subcommittee for the NFSA Future Leadership Committee, an Alternate Member of the NFPA Residential Technical Committee and the Governor’s Council Liaison for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.