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Viking Products Featured as Sprinkler System of Choice in PCBC Expo Right-Sized Living “Flex House”

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9am

Hastings, MI Viking’s Freedom® Residential Sprinkler System has been chosen to protect a new flexible, intelligent, and “right-sized” model home on display at this year’s PCBC Expo. The Flex House, presented by Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics, is a model home that features a flexible living space that is completely connected, intelligent, resilient, and sustainable. Visitors to PCBC in San Diego, June 28 and 29, can find the Flex House at Booth #705.

“Viking is honored and excited to be involved in providing fire protection for this innovative living space,” said Jeff Norton, VP of Marketing for Viking. “The Flex House is truly a unique concept and we are privileged to add the sprinkler system to this state-of-the-art home.”

The Flex House showcases a variety of eco-friendly features such as a fully integrated smart solar system, water conserving products and fixtures, energy-efficient HVAC and appliances and water-saving plumbing fixtures, and high-performance, net-zero energy ready materials.

Along with high craftsmanship and a customizable design, the Flex House also comes loaded with standard safety features.  A Viking Freedom® residential fire sprinkler system is included as standard equipment.  The Flex House floor plan includes four sprinklers; two ceiling pendents for the kitchen and dining room, and two horizontal sidewall models for the living room and bedroom.

Viking partnered with Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics to provide fire protection for this new living space. The Flex House delivers flexibility for owners to adapt their lifestyles into the home’s design and functionality, while consuming only the natural resources needed.

“At Green Builder we enthusiastically support the use of fire protection systems, that’s why we include them in all of our demonstration projects” said Ron Jones, President of Green Builder Media. “Because Viking is a recognized industry leader, providing integrated fire safety products and solutions, we are proud to feature them in the Flex House. Their commitment to quality and focus on innovation make them an ideal partner.”

At the PCBC expo, Viking will also have its own display (booth #825) which will feature a variety of the company’s newest and most popular products for residential fire sprinkler systems, including the new Model VK494 flat plate concealed sprinkler.  The 4.9 K factor Model VK494 is cULus Listed for use in any residential occupancy and is available in ordinary (155°F) and intermediate (200°F) temperature ratings.  It is the first residential “flat concealed” sprinkler to be approved in both an ordinary and intermediate temperature ratings at the minimum required residential flow rates for 16 x16’, 18 x 18’, and 20 x 20’ coverage areas.  Additionally, the flat plate concealed design comes in a variety of color finishes, for a smooth ceiling look that doesn’t compromise on design.

“The VK494 represents the next generation of Viking’s Freedom residential sprinkler line,” said Darren Palmieri, Residential Category Manager for Viking.  “This revolutionary product offers beautiful aesthetics through custom cover plate color options, while also allowing for more flexibility with system design. Because VK494 ordinary and intermediate temperature flow rates are identical, contractors can standardize on intermediate temperature models to simplify inventory and reduce job site confusion.”

For more information about Viking’s variety of fire protection products visit or visit PCBC booth #825.


The Viking Group is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems.  For nearly 100 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire.  For more information on Viking’s complete line of fire protection products and services, please visit or call 800-968-9501.