Fellow Phoenix ASPE members,

Oh dear – hot weather is here!  Hope you all have had your AC’s checked out this month!  Here’s what we have to look forward to our last meeting of the ASPE Calendar before elections:

Our speaker this month will be Gregg Vlahakis is a National Technical Representative for the Viking Corporation. Gregg has been involved in the fire sprinkler industry for the past 36 years. After spending the first part of his career on the contracting side of the fire sprinkler industry, Gregg joined The Viking Corporation. Gregg has represented the Viking Corporation for the past 28 years serving as a Territory Manager , National Technical Representative and Business Development. Gregg’s responsibilities include educating both contractors and engineers in the United States on current Building and NFPA codes, fire sprinkler heads and devices and their application. As the National Technical Representative/Business Development for Viking the past 18 years, Gregg has been responsible for the training and educating of  MEP firms, architects, consulting engineers, Fortune 500 company engineers, fire sprinkler contractors and fire protection authorities throughout the Western region of the United States and Canada. Gregg has conducted training seminars for various fire sprinkler associations and has served as Co-Chairman of the Southern California Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Gregg sits on the NFPA 140 Committee and is a Professional Member on the National level of the Society of  Fire Protection Engineers. Gregg has served for the past 10 + years on the SFPE Southern California board in several positions including 1st VP Membership. Gregg is currently serving on the board for the SFPE Southern California chapter and SFPE Southern Nevada Chapter. 

His topic will cover the following information:
Presentation will cover Special Application Systems including new technology for protection of IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers), Helideck protection related to NFPA 418 requirements and Technologies for corrosion mitigation (Dry air, Nitrogen and Vacuum).

As always, if you have any suggestions or thoughts for improvement, please let me know.  Also, if you read this far into my column, let me know.  First person to message me I’ll take to a lunch (to a mutually-agreed-upon choice).  Thanks!


Very Respectfully,

Christoph Lohr, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, CPD, ASSE 6020
Henderson Engineers Inc.
Phoenix ASPE Chapter
Vice President Legislative