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NFCA Fireproofing Contractors install passive fireproofing products such as Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) and Intumescent Fire-Resistive Material (IFRM), Boards and Wraps, to protect building structural materials from fire, as required by building codes, and the manufacturers and associates who provide those products. NFCA represents the fireproofing industry - manufacturers, equipment, inspection and installation. Looking for a NFCA Accredited Fireproofing Contractor or UL Qualified SFRM Contractor ? Visit NFCA's Member Lists!


The NFCA represents fireproofing contractors and manufacturers, equipment suppliers, inspection agencies, who install, inspect or provide passive fire protection for structures as required by building codes for the preservation of life safety. Member fireproofing contractors install Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM), Intumescent Fire-Resistive Material (IFRM) and fireproofing board and wrap products to complex listings and manufacturers instructions.

The NFCA works to improve the proper use and application of industry products through development of standard practices and educational programs for both product users and members.



May 9, 2022 - NFCA's monthly FREE Webinar topics just added! Go to the "Events" Tab above for more details.


May 4, 2022 - Check out NFCA's April ENEWS - Available here


May 2, 2022 - NFCA 2022 Week of Learning presentations now posted in the Members Only section. 


April 22, 2022- NFCA 2022 Presidential Awards and Award of Excellence winners.  For Full List - Click Here


April 18, 2022 - NFCA's Week of Learning Kicked off April 18th, VIrtual Attendees can join in on Thursday, April 21!  Go to Events page

 to sign up.

April 5, 2022 - 2 Weeks til NFCA's Week of Learning April 18-22, 2022.  SPECIAL EVENT ADDED! GO to the Events page for complete details.


March 28, 2022 - NFCA's Executive Director Bill McHugh and Consultant Rich Walke attend the ICC code hearings in Rochester, N.Y. this week.  Don't miss NFCA's Week of Learning for a summary of the hearings. 

March 24, 2022 -
NFCA's March ENEWS if available now.  Read it HERE!


March 21, 2022 - NFCA's March Webinar "Compare and Contrast Fire-Resistance & Reaction to Fire Test Standards" was attended by over (100)!  If you missed, it, Member's can view a recording and ppt presentation by going to the Member's Only section. 

March 17, 2022
- NFCA's Week of Learning is April 18-22, 2022. GO to the Events page for complete details


March 12, 2022 -
NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) Available! NFCA's HAFK is an important resource tool. Contractor and Inspector personnel, NFCA Members pay $195, saving $500 off non member price. It's FREE for Governmental Code Officials, Specifiers, Independent or with Design Firms as a service to the industry. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


March 7, 2022 - Register for the March 17th FREE Webinar "Compare and Contrast Fire-Resistance & Reaction to Fire Test Standards" click Here for more details

March 3, 2022 -
NFCA 2022 Award of Excellence submissions are now in and going to the judging panel.  If you didn't make the Feb. 28 deadline, contact Kriston to get your CALL FOR ENTRIES submission accepted late. 

February 28, 2022 - READ NFCA's February ENEWS HERE

February 28, 2022 - NFCA provides industry with reasons why fireproofing needs to be installed by fireproofing workers that understand fire and life safety.

February 25, 2022 - NFCA's 2022 Week of Learning Registration is NOW OPEN. For more information about NFCA Fireproofing Education & Exams, NFCA Annual Conference, click HERE.

February 14, 2022 - DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE NFCA 2022 Award of Excellence CALL FOR ENTRIES 2022 for NFCA Contractor Members DEADLINE Feb. 28, 2022!

NEW FOR 2022 - FREE NFCA Fire-Resistance Webinar Recording.-  Contractors, inspection agencies, code officials, specifiers, fire inspectors, get a detailed look at structural fireproofing.  Check out fire test standards ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S-101. Testing products - in a full scale furnace with loads applied where applicable - proves fire-resistance. FREE NFCA Fire-Resistance Education PPT Slides

February 7, 2022 - NFCA Contractors - There's still time to submit your project for the 2022 Award of Excellence.  Click Here for Entry Form! Deadline 2/28/22

February 5, 2022 -Fireproofing Contractors & Fireproofing Inspection Agencies, prepare for NFCA's SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing Exams to become NFCA and UL DRI's and prove competence as Fireproofing Inspectors.
NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) Available! NFCA's HAFK is an important resource tool. Contractor and Inspector personnel, NFCA Members pay $195, saving $500 off non member price. It's FREE for Governmental Code Officials, Specifiers, Independent or with Design Firms as a service to the industry. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

January 26, 2022 - READ NFCA's January ENEWS HERE!


January 18, 2022 - NFCA Webinar attendees, anyone else, check out this summary of code actions from ICC's Cycle A Code Development Process. Full scale fire-testing with a load applied, is already required according to the ICC Code Action Committee's decisions to Disapprove our proposal FS1, 2, 4. .

January 13, 2022 - Registration Open for NFCA IFRM & SFRM NFCA IFRM & SFRM VIRTUAL Fireproofing Education and Exams. Fireproofing Inspection agencies, prove competence by passing the NFCA Fireproofing Exams! Want to separate your company from the rest?  Register HERE to start the process getting your company NFCA IFRM and or SFRM Accredited

January 12, 2022 - Save the date for NFCA's Week of Learning in Tempe, AZ April 18-22.  NFCA's IFRM & SFRM LIVE Education & Exams is April 18-20, and NFCA Educational Conference, April 21, 22. 

January 11, 2022 - NFCA was saddened to hear about the Brooklyn, NY fire tragedy and loss of life. NFCA believes that alarm systems, sprinkler suppression systems, sgtructural fire protection and effective compartmentation, plus occupant education keeps people safe in buildings.

January 9, 2022 - UL's Qualified SFRM Fireprofing Contractor Program (UL QSFRMP) includes a NFCA DRI, and a third party audit of the company management system - a big honor. Specifiers. reqruire this in MasterFormat section 07-81-00 Applied Fireproofing. Contractors, check out the UL QSFRMP program and use it as an adavntage over the competition.

January 8, 2022 -NFCA 2022 Award of Excellence CALL FOR ENTRIES 2022 for NFCA Contractor Members

January 4, 2022 - READ NFCA's December ENEWS HERE!

December 27, 2021 - NFCA IFRM & SFRM VIRTUAL Education and Exam Dates Announced!  Save the dates, January 24-26, 2022. Space is available!  Register today.

December 14, 2021 - NFCA FREE Webinar December 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST For More Details, Click HERE!

December 6, 2021 - NFCA FREE Webinar December 14, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST For More Details, Click HERE!

November 31, 2021 - READ NFCA's November ENEWS HERE!

November 11, 2021 - Register for Nov. 17th webinar today. For more details, Click HERE!

October 31, 2021

October 25, 2021 - NFCA Week of Learning Survey's now available In Person Attendees;  Virtual Attendees;   Sponsor Attendees

October 19, 2021 -
NFCA's 2021 Week of Learning is now history! Presentations will be posted in the Members Only section early next week.

October 11, 2021 -
NFCA's Week of Learning is underway. 

September 28, 2021 - READ NFCA'S September ENEWS HERE!

September 20, 2021 - NFCA's Week of Learning October 11-15, 2021 Hotel Cut-Off date extended to September 24, 2021.  Make your reservation today!

September 16, 2021
- NFCA is at ICC's Code Development Hearings.  Want to watch the hearings live?  Visit www.ICCSafe.org Wednesday, September 24th. 

September 14, 2021 - NFCA's Week of Learning October 11-15, 2021 HOTEL CUT-OFF extended to September 20, 2021.  Make your reservation today!

September 9, 2021 -
US President Biden announced that the US Dept. of Labor will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.   When published in the Federal Register, the ETS will become effective immediately in states under OSHA jurisdiction.  The 22 states with State OSHA plans will have 30 days to issue rules at least as effective as the federal ETS standard. Watch OSHA’s website for details.

August 23, 2021 - READ NFCA'S August ENEWS HERE!

August 16, 2021
- Sign up for NFCA's Free Webinar The Silent Barrier: Presented by Stuart Bradbury, Carboline

August 2, 2021 - Dog Days of Summer are here.  Be sure to stay cool, and follow these helpful safety tips

July 23, 2021 - Register for UL's 3-Day Virtual Building Innovation Summit, August 31-Sept. 2. This important construction industry event is geared for architects, fire safety professionals and others and includes topics that impact the built environment, safety and security. Visit www.ul.com/events/building-innovation-summit-2021 to learn more.

July 9, 2021
- Don't miss NFCA'S WEEK OF LEARNING in New Orleans! Register for the Conference! Book Your Hotel at the JW Marriott!

July 7, 2021 - NFCA files several Public Comments during the International Code Council Development Process for October 2021 Hearings.

July 1, 2021 - UL Extends Special Offer to NFCA Contractors.  Save $3200 on initial audit.  Contact NFCA for more info,

June 28, 2021 - NFCA's June 21-23 Virtual Fireproofing Education and Exams was well attended with over 22 attendees.  The Agenda had great speakers from Carboline, GCP, Isolatek, Hilti, NFCA.The next opportunity to take the exams is Oct. 11-13, before NFCA's Annual Conference. Watch for the link to register shortly.

June 16, 2021 - Watch for REGISTRATION soon for the next NFCA FREE Webinar July 14, 1pm CDT. We'll cover a UL Product iQ Tour of Tested and Listed Fireproofing Designs - Part 2- with Rich Walke & Bill McHugh. 

June 3, 2021 - READ NFCA's Latest Enews HERE



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