NFCA is active!
NFCA has submitted NFPA Code Proposals, ICC Code Public Comments, participated at a Fire-Resistance Symposium in Bogota, Columbia and are working on the NFCA Fireproofing Book. And, we communicate with many members and interested specifiers and building code officials daily.
NFCA & ICC Code Public Comments
– NFCA had a very successful ICC Committee Action Hearing at Columbus, OH. Our concepts that special inspection for fireproofing take place before rough plumbing and electrical installation, and during installation, were well received. Look for NFCA’s public comments to focus on limiting inspection to 110% of the amounts of inspection listed in ASTM E 605, and a change to the title from Intumescent Mastics and Coatings to Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials. Look for more on this as the fall unfolds.
NFCA at ASTM
– NFCA is working on the ASTM Fireproofing Inspection Standards. These new documents will be a industry consensus standard that reflects the best of the best in fireproofing knowledge. Look for another round of voting in September.
NFCA Follow up with AISC
– NFCA President Jonathan Wohl and Vice President Martin Rodriguez travelled to New Orleans and gave NFCA input to the American Institute of Steel Constructions’ “Innovation Conference”. The report of the meeting stated that AISC wants to study Performance Based Design in more detail. Look for a session on Performance Based Design from NFCA in the future.