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January 19, 2003

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- News
- ET Journal
- NICET Test Dates
- AFAA Class Schedule
- Comments and Contacts

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NICET Fire Alarm Systems Level III
35002 SHOP AND RISER DRAWINGS
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35002 is a Level III General Core Work element.

General Work Elements are categorized as either Core or Non-Core
Work Elements. All Level III General Core Work
Elements constitute a mandatory requirement for achieving
certification at Levels III and IV.

35002 DESCRIPTION
Review shop and riser drawings prepared by others for compliance
with both the manufacturers' requirements and contract
specifications regarding detector classification, type, operating
principles, and quantities required. Check drawings for
completeness of detail and consistency with codes, including
accuracy of detector spacing. (AIA A201, Construction Contracting)

35002 REFERENCES:
AIA A201
http://www.aia.org/documents/aseries.asp

Construction Contracting
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471309680/amazonassoc/
thebakergroup/104-5711162-9618320

35002 DESCRIPTION BREAKDOWN:
"Review shop and riser drawings prepared by others for compliance
with both the manufacturers' requirements and contract
specifications regarding detector classification, type, operating
principles, and quantities required. Check drawings for
completeness of detail and consistency with codes, including
accuracy of detector spacing."

Shop drawings are drawings, diagrams, schedules, and other data
specially prepared for the work by the contractor or a
subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier, or
distributor to illustrate some portions of the work.

Shop drawings are not Contract Documents.

Product data are illustrations, standard schedules, performance
charts, instructions, brochures, diagrams, and other information
furnished by the contractor to illustrate materials or equipment
for some portion of the work.

The contractor will review, approve, and submit to the architect;
shop drawings, product data, samples, and similar submittals
required by the contract documents. The contractor will perform
no portion of the work until the architect has approved the
respective submittals.

Drawings must be clear and accurate. There are four types of
drawings for fire alarm systems:
1) Equipment Location Drawing:
This drawing graphically illustrates the location of the fire
alarm control panel, annunciator(s), printer(s), transmitter(s),
transponder(s), and municipal fire connections.

2) Riser Diagram:
This drawing illustrates the arrangement of fire detectors and
alarm boxes related to control units. Typically, this drawing
includes the control panel, power supply, alarm initiation and
indication (notification) circuits, auxiliary output functions,
HVAC shutdown, elevator recall, etc.

3) Fire Detector Location Drawing:
The key element of this drawing is the location dimensioning of
each detector and alarm box. Ceiling construction (structural
drawings), HVAC system, and architectural drawings should be
consulted during the preparation of these drawing.

4) Conduit and Wiring Drawing:
This drawing identifies the conduit and wiring for field-routed
junction boxes, control units, and detection devices. Conduit is
normally not dimensioned on this drawing.

The contract should include the following:
- The size of the drawings
- Type of media to be used; paper, sepia, Mylar, etc.
- The general title and title block to be used
- The printed forms to be used on the drawings for recording
revisions and approvals by the engineer
- A statement concerning drawing accuracy responsibility
- The requirement and procedure regarding the submission of
preliminary layout drawings for engineer approval
- The number of prints required and submittal procedure
- The number of prints required to be filed

AIA A201-1997 3.12.7 The contractor will perform no portion of
the Work for which the Contract Documents require submittal and
review of Shop Drawings, Product Data, Samples, or similar
submittals until the respective submittal have been approved by
the Architect.

Approval of shop drawings does not authorize work to begin until
the contractor receives express written permission to proceed
accordingly.

The contractor is responsible for checking the accuracy of shop
drawings from suppliers and then comparing them with the contract
drawings and specifications.

AIA A201-1997 3.12.1 Shop drawings are drawings, diagrams,
illustrations, standard schedules, performance charts,
instructions, brochures, diagrams, and other information
furnished by the Contractor to illustrate materials or equipment
for some portion of the Work.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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Shop drawings are drawings, diagrams, schedules, and other data
specially prepared for the Work by the Contractor or a
Subcontractor, Sub-subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier, or
distributor to illustrate some portion of the Work.

Record Drawings are the original contract drawings, corrected in
accordance with the marked prints (as-built drawings) to provide
a permanent record of as-built conditions upon completion of the
construction work on a project.

Riser drawing. A document, which describes the wire type, size,
and the number of conductors to be run from, the control panel to
each device in the system.

NFPA 72-1999 1-4 Record Drawings. Drawings (as-built) that
document the location of all devices, appliances, wiring
sequences, wiring methods, and connections of the components of
the fire alarm system as installed.


THE INFORMATION HEREIN IS PROVIDED AS A GUIDE ONLY AND IS
INTENDED TO ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR AN EXAM. IT IS NOT
INTENDED TO BE INCLUSIVE OF ALL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE ON AN
EXAM BUT RATHER IT IS INTENDED TO BE A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE KIND
OF MATERIAL THAT YOU MAY BE EXPECTED TO KNOW.

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NICET TEST DATES
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OREGON
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OR1 PCC Sylvania, Portland;
Test 1/25/03. Postmark deadline 12/7/03.
Test 4/26/03. Postmark deadline 3/8/03.

OR2 Clackamas Community College, Oregon City;
Test 3/15/03. Postmark deadline 2/1/03.
Test 6/21/03. Postmark deadline 5/3/03.

WASHINGTON
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WA1 Bates Technical College, Tacoma;
Test 2/22/03. Postmark deadline 1/4/03.
Test 5/17/03. Postmark deadline 3/29/03.

WA2 Walla Walla Community College;
Test 2/22/03. Postmark deadline 1/4/03.
Test 5/17/03. Postmark deadline 3/29/03.

WA3 Spokane Community College;
Test 2/22/03. Postmark deadline 1/4/03.
Test 5/17/03. Postmark deadline 3/29/03.

These dates are from the NICET web site. For a complete list of
all test centers and test dates, visit
http://63.70.211.210/cfdocs/nicetschedule.cfm

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AFAA CLASS SCHEDULE
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January 21-23, 2003 Oklahoma City, OK
Sponsored by OK AFAA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_OKC_Jan2003.pdf

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January 21-23, 2003 Atlanta, GA 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Atlanta_January2003.pdf

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February 4-6, 2003 Orlando, FL
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/ADV_Orlando_Feb2003.pdf

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February 4-6, 2003 Las Vegas, NV
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_LasVegas_Feb2003.pdf

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February 10-13, 2003 San Diego, CA
Sponsored by CAFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_SanDiego_February2003.pdf
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_SanDiego_February2003.pdf

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February 11-13, 2003 Houston, TX
Co-sponsored by TFAA
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/ADV_HOUSTON_Feb2003.pdf

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February 18-20, 2003 Portland, OR
Co-sponsored by Oregon AFAA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Portland_Feb2003.pdf

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February 19-21, 2003 Raleigh, NC 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Raleigh_February2003.pdf

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February 25-27, 2003 Honolulu, HI
Co-sponsored by SFPE Hawaii Chapter 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Honolulu_Feb2003.pdf

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March 11-13, 2003 Dallas, TX
Sponsored by NSCA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.nsca.org

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March 11-13, 2003 Deerfield Beach, FL (Ft. Lauderdale)
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar.
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Deerfield_March2003.pdf

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March 17-20, 2003 Oakland, CA
Sponsored by CAFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar.
More information will be available soon! 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar.
More information will be available soon!

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March 25-26, 2003 Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by ISC West
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar.
http://www.iscwest.com

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