August 2018 NFCA E-NEWS
See you in Denver
NFCA Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar
Tuesday, September 25, Warwick Denver Hotel

NFCA invites Architects, Specifiers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals and Fireproofing Contractors to attend!

Join NFCA for a day of education specific to fireproofing and fire-resistance in buildings. NFCA thanks NFCA Manufacturer Supplier Member Sponsors:  Albi Protective Coatings, Carboline, Hilti, GCP Applied Technologies, Isolatek International, and Sherwin Williams.

NFCA Codes and Standards Update
NFCA & ICC 2021 Code – NFCA submitted several Pubic Comments at ICC’s CDPAccess website. The proposals will be heard Oct. 17-31, in Richmond, VA. Do you have ideas about what should change in the codes? Submit to bill@nfca-online.org for consideration for the next code cycle.

NFCA at NFPA – NFCA’s Bill McHugh is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Features Committee. The Committee met in Minneapolis in July. A long discussion took place about Performance Based Structural Fire Safe Design, proposed by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ (SFPE) Chris Jelenewicz. The Committee decided that the proposal not move forward at this level. There is another ‘letter ballot’ where a final decision is reached by the committee. NFCA also submitted a proposal that an annex note be modified to include Spray Fire Resistive Materials and Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials in addition to mandatory language that materials be installed to manufacturers installation instructions and listed designs. 
SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH
In honor of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 13-19 , NFCA’s August Safety Tip of the Month recognizes OSHA as a valuable resource for safety information. OSHA offers “Recommended Practice for Safety and Health Programs” . A sound safety and health program will prevent workplace injuries, improve your compliance with laws and regulations; reduce costs, engage your workers and increase productivity. 

NFCA Safety Tip of the Month gives NFCA Members the opportunity to share and learn safety actions being used on job sites that work and contribute to job site safety. Email NFCA a safety issue you had AND how you solved it.  Win a NFCA Shirt if your safety tip is chosen!  Email your “Safety Tip of the Month” to Sandy@nfca-online.org

Congratulations & Welcome
Congratulations to NFCA Contractor Member Interior/Exterior Specialist , Scotts Mills, OR, for becoming a NFCA IFRM and SFRM Accredited Contractor .

The NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program was created by NFCA to improve the installation quality of SFRM and IFRM Materials by contractors. Elevate your company above the rest by becoming a NFCA Accredited Contractor! Next training will be March 18-20, 2019, in Orlando.
 
NFCA Welcomes New Members

Associate Members:
Accu1 Direct Inc ., East Longmeadow, MA

NFCA Membership total is 143 , made up of 111 Contractor Locations, 24 Associate Members and 8 Manufacturer Suppliers.

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Save the Date
2019 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting
March 20 to 22, 2019, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area
More details to come!
 
Mark your calendars to attend the 2019 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference! The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is a Disney Property, walking distance to Disney Springs and within a few miles of Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
 
NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program Training will be held March 18-20, 2019 in Orlando, prior to the conference. 

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