September Lunch Meeting

September 05, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Sierra Gold
6515 S. Jones Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Chapter Meetings

The Southern Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers meets on Thursday, September 5, at Sierra Gold on 6615 S. Jones Road (NWC of I-215 and Jones).  The meeting time will be from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Please join us at 11:45am for networking.

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Larry Rietz, with Jensen Hughes. Larry will be presenting on the Understanding Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces (ADS). The presentation topics are as follows: 

With the release of the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72, the concept of Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces was introduced to the fire alarm industry.  This presentation is designed to bring clarity to what an Acoustically Distinguishable Space (ADS) is and how a designer can identify spaces correctly and design for audibility and intelligibility.  Focus will be on both designer and AHJ implications as it relates to design and system testing. Practical suggestions will be provided on how individual ADS designs can be improved.  This presentation will address the ADS requirements of NFPA 72, the steps necessary to design for intelligibility, challenges to system design, and documentation requirements.

This presentation will feature the following learning objectives:

  • What is an acoustically distinguishable space?
  • What four types of notification can be provided in an acoustically distinguishable space?
  • What does a designer and AHJ need to know about specifying an acoustically distinguishable space?
  • How can an ADS design be improved to provide better intelligibility?


Our monthly meetings include time to meet and socialize with our chapter members and guests as well as listen to a variety of presentations on Fire Protection during lunch. Our meetings usually start just before noon and last about an hour. The cost for lunch is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 4 

We look forward to seeing you there!



James Taylor, P.E.

SFPE Southern Nevada Chapter President


$25.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Non-Member Registration