October 2018 NFCA E-NEWS
NFCA Webinar "Fireproofing 101"
Back to Basics Part 1: How to Select a UL Design
Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Join NFCA and Phil Mancuso, Senior Technical Services Managers, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL , as we go Back to Basics. Learn how to select the appropriate UL Design based on a given criteria. This will cover floor-ceiling & roof-ceiling assemblies, beams, joists and columns. We will also touch on beam substitutions.   Click here to register.

Fire Prevention Week - October 7-13! Fire Prevention Week is observed each year in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Fire prevention saves lives and provides a safer work and home environment.

Everyone should review the areas in the work and home environment where flammable materials are stored as well as check smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, electrical outlets with too many cords attached, correctly sizing space heaters and any of the other numerous items that pose the potential for electrical fires. 

This safety tip is a reminder to review your overall fire prevention plan or take this opportunity to develop one! Go to www.firepreventionweek.org for a wealth of tools and information!

Email NFCA a safety issue you had and how you solved it. NFCA will choose one “Safety Tip of the Month” to share in the NFCA Enews. Win a NFCA Shirt if your safety tip is chosen!  Email your “Safety Tip of the Month” to Sandy@nfca-online.org

NFCA Update and "October Madness"
NFCA hosted just over 100 people at the Denver Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar , Sept. 27. Thanks to everyone who attended and to our sponsors: Abli Protective Coatings, Carboline, GCP Applied Technologies; Hilti, Isolatek International and Sherwin Williams, for a very successful and informative day!

October is quite active for NFCA . October brings NFCA to the International Code Council’s Public Comment Hearings in Richmond, VA and ASTM Meetings in Washington DC. NFCA also has an article being published in Life Safety Digest on patching both SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing materials. NFCA’s Board of Directors meets mid-October. NFCA’s October Webinar is featured in this Enews. Whew, that’s a lot going on!  Watch for reports on our actions in the next Enews.  

NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP)
NFCA CAP Program continues to gain traction with NFCA Members and in the industry. Over half the NFCA Fireproofing Contractor Membership, covering most of the major cities in North America (with some in Mexico and Dubai) is currently Accredited. 

Do you want to make your company better?

More educated? Separate your company from others in the marketplace, creating an advantage? Then the Contractor Accreditation Program is for you. This program was designed by fireproofing contractors to improve a company's quality and accuracy of estimating and installing SFRM and IFRM, ultimately improving life safety.

The next NFCA CAP Training for IFRM and SFRM will be held March 18-20, 2019, in Orlando prior to the 2019 Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting.

2019 Orlando - Registration Now Open
Join the Fireproofing Industry in Orlando for the 2019 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting, March 20 to 22, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs, a Disney Property, located within a few miles of the Disney Parks. Make your hotel reservation early to take advantage of the NFCA Special Rate! All Conference, CAP Training and Hotel information is available at www.NFCA-online.org .

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Are you Supporting Your Industry?

If you are a Fireproofing Contractor you should join NFCA!

NFCA Membership allows NFCA to speak on behalf of the industry at key venues like the International Code Council, NFPA, ASTM and other organizations. If you are a member, thank you! Your dues is what allows us to provide education specific to fireproofing; and speak on behalf of the industry for better fire and life safety through fire-resistance, clarifying building codes and working on standards that result in better fireproofing installations and inspections.

Join now for 2018 & 2019! Contractor Membership is $1400 and includes one FREE Registration to the 2019 Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting in Orlando! Complete and return your Membership Application Today!
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