National Fireproofing Contractors Association Enews October 2020
NFCA 2020 Fireproofing Educational Virtual Event
Thanks to everyone who attended the NFCA 2020 Fireproofing Educational Conference. The virtual event was well received and well attended. 

  • 220 individuals attended, over three days.
  • 175 NFCA Members, of which 124 were contractors.
  • 45 fire marshals, building code officials, architects and specifiers.
  • Great presentations on Construction Economic Outlook, Performance Based Design, Speed Core Buildings, Top Technical Questions, Awards and more.
  • All presentation recordings and slide presentations are now available in the "Members Only" Section at www.NFCA-online.org.
  • Not a Member? Join now and receive the remainder of 2020 Membership for FREE!
Thank you to all the NFCA Conference Sponsors:
NFCA Free Webinar Series
"Liability Arising Out of Construction Documentation"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
NFCA welcomes Karen Layng, President and Founder, M.A.I.T. Co., who spoke at NFCA's virtual event. Karen has thirty plus years of legal expertise and is a strategic partner in the construction industry. Join NFCA and Karen, as she covers the construction documentation start to finish, spoilation, and the main and most costly mistakes contractors make. Karen will provide key insights to help you protect your business and be available to answers your questions.
NFCA Active
NFCA Active – NFCA’s staff and committees have been busy researching fire-resistance standards such as ASTM E119 and UL 263 – the overarching standard for all fire-resistance-rated construction features - for background information needed for future code proposals. There has been a lot of discussion about performance based design and how it affects building safety, and much more. Stay tuned to stay on top of key technical issues in the industry.  
   SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH   
NFPA Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10, 2020
The Fire Prevention Week 2020 campaign highlights this year's focus on cooking safety and preventing kitchen fires at home. While fire prevention week is focused on Fire Safety in the Kitchen, we know that the structural fire-resistance package – SFRM, IFRM, Boards and Wraps – provide protection for when fires start, and are part of the complete building safety program. Thanks NFPA for making people aware of fire-safety. We at NFCA are glad to do our part promoting safety through fire-resistance, egress systems, sprinklers and detection/alarms and also, occupant education. Check out NFPA’s Fire Safety Week.
NFCA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS
2020 NFCA Award of Excellence Winners Announced
Aries Contracting (Ottawa) Inc.
Winner—Innovation in Fireproofing Solutions, Low-Rise Buildings 2020
Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital Energy Center, Moncton, NB, Canada
Isam Kabbani & Partners for Construction and Maintenance, CRES Division
Winner—2020 Industrial Category
Jazan Refinery & Marine Terminal Project, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Performance Contracting, Inc.
Winner—2020 High-Rise Buildings
Rainier Square Office Tower, Seattle, WA
Rolling Plains Construction, Inc.
Winner—Magnitude and Complexity—Low-Rise Buildings 2020
Apple AC2—Apple Park, Cupertino, CA
CALL FOR ENTRIES
2021 NFCA Award of Excellence Call for Entries
The NFCA Award of Excellence recognizes NFCA Contractor Members for an exceptional fireproofing project, new construction or existing building, that demonstrates innovation and safety, in the categories of Low-Rise and High-Rise Buildings.
  • Deadline for entry is January 31, 2021.
  • Project entries must have been completed between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2020.
  • Only NFCA Contractor Members may submit entries.
  • Winners will be announced at the 2021 NFCA Fireproofing Conference, March 17-19, in Nashville, TN
  • CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS
NFCA's Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge is here!
NFCA Contractor Members purchase now for only $195 -


The NFCA Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge provides Fireproofing Contractors a study guide for the NFCA SFRM and IFRM Exams. Inspection Agencies can use it too. Specifiers with design firms and Code Officials also get detailed information on all key aspects of Fireproofing.

The document covers fireproofing test standards and code requirements for SFRM and IFRM, and more. Click here to learn more!
NFCA Welcomes New Members
Contractor Member:
Oaks Brothers, Inc., Greenbrier, AR

NFCA Membership
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131 Contractor Members
7 Manufacturer Supplier Members
27 Associate Members

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