National Fireproofing Contractors Association Enews June 2020
NFCA's Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge is here!
NFCA Contractor Members purchase now for only $195 -

The NFCA Handbook of Accepted Firepoofing Knowledge provides Fireproofing Contractors, Inspection Agencies, Specifiers, Code Officials, with detailed information on all aspects of Fireproofing. The document covers SFRM and IFRM, and more.  Click here to learn more!
UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program
NFCA announces NEW UL Partnership - NFCA and UL are happy to reintroduce the UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program (UL QSCP) focused on quality installation procedures and the resulting fire and life safety, that comes from fireproofing being installed correctly.

NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program is a vital part of the UL Program. It's required to be a NFCA Accredited SFRM Contractor with a NFCA DRI to get started. Then, the fireproofing contractor's management system (procedures) is audited by UL Personnel at the office and a jobsite.

Click here to learn more or call NFCA.
UL is offering special pricing to contractors who purse the UL QSCP by 12/31/20 . Contact NFCA today to learn how you can take advantage of this special offer!
  • Click Here to view the NFCA June 11 Webinar slides and recording, that explains the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program and UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program.
NFCA Free Webinar Series
Fireproofing Board - Advantages, Disadvantages & More
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Join NFCA and Albi Protective Coatings' Matt Auchy and Daryl Orlich, as they discuss Fireproofing Board - the advantages, the disadvantages, fire-resistance rated assemblies, application and more. Click here to REGISTER.
Intumescent Fireproofing
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Join NFCA and George Guanci, Product Development Manager, Sherwin Williams Company, as George unravels the mysteries in Intumescent Fireproofing and their vital role in fire and life safety. Click here to REGISTER.
Beware as Temperatures Heat Up
Beware of high temperature environments, inside and outside, and be aware of heat-related illness and the symptoms and signs. OSHA provides thorough guidance on planning and supervision, symptoms and signs, prevention and much more. Click here to go to OSHA's website to learn more.
NFCA 2020 Fireproofing Educational Conference
The 2020 NFCA Educational Conference is still postponed. NFCA is watching how states are opening up and monitoring the situation closely. Look for a decision sometime this summer - go or no go.

If we do not hold the NFCA Conference and Education Program, we will have options for those who want to take the NFCA SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing Exams later in the year.
NFCA Representing the Industry
NFCA Committee Meetings
NFCA's Technical and Education Committee has met twice in the last month. The Code Committee, along with the Canada Committee, meet soon to discuss the 2024 International Code Council, NFPA and National Building Code of Canada's Code Development Cycles and NFCA's proposals.
Standards and code development work is a long term effort. It can take 2-15+ years to get standards developed and into codes. NFCA is watching several standards development issues going on at ASTM. The Fireproofing inspection standards continue moving forward with negatives narrowing down to just a few at the Subcommittee level. ASTM E 736 Standard Test Method for Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials Applied to Structural Members, has some adjustments going on and several of the standards are renewing. NFCA has members active at ASTM and a voice at the table.
ICC Process Already Going
NFCA is watching the Code Action Committees (CAC) at the International Code Council’s Code Development Process. The F-Fire and B-Building CAC’s and the discussions going on now. These are all part of the 2024 Code Development Cycle…where each CAC will bring code proposals to the hearings.  
NFPA's Process Starting
The 2024 versions of NFPA 5000 and NFPA 101 are both starting soon. NFCA’s Bill McHugh is a member of the Fire Protection Features Committee at NFPA and participates in the process.
NFCA Welcomes New Members
A ssociate Member:
Red Engineering LLC - Blaze King,
Pleasant Shade, TN

Contractor Members:
Accurate Firestop & Insulation, Pleasanton, CA
Adler Firestopping Ltd., Calgary, AB
Performance Firestop, Inc., Green Bay, WI

Interim Contractor Members:
Diverse Works, Portland, OR
Pipeline Services Inc., Florence, SC
Membership supports educational opportunities specific to fireproofing and advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. Thank you for your membership!

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