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NFCA Fireproofing Contractors install passive fireproofing products such as Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM) and Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials (IFRM), Boards and Wraps, to protect structural building elements from fire - as required by building codes - and the manufacturers and associates who provide and or service 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!

NFCA Contractor Members have at least two years’ experience with a minimum of 20 completed projects are considered ‘Contractor Members in Good Standing’. NFCA Interim Contractor Members have not reached the two years and or 20 project milestone.



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 fireproofing products through development of standard practices and educational programs for the industry.


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FREE FIREPROOFING EDUCATION- NFCA's Fire-Resistance FIREPROOFING WEBINAR RECORDING-  Get a detailed look at structural fireproofing and the acceptance critiera needed for approvals and substitution requests.  Check out this program on 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


Nov. 15, 2023 - Are you chomping at the bit to register for the NFCA Week of Learning '24?  Stay tuned...it's almost here!

Nov. 14, 2023 - Where can you find the most qualified structural fire-resistance experts in the world? The NFCA Member List of course.  But don't take our word for it.  Check it out!

Nov. 9, 2023 - Have you registered for the November webinar yet, 'Fire-Resistance in North America - A Standards Discussion', on November 21?  Register here!

Nov. 7, 2023 - Registration is open for the January '24 NFCA Virtual IFRM & SFRM Education and Exams for Fireproof Contractors and Special Inspection Agency personnel.  Learn more!

Nov. 1, 2023 - SAVE THE DATE:  January 10-12, 2024 NFCA IFRM & SFRM Education and Exams. Details coming soon.

Oct. 23, 2023 - NFCA is planning another Fire-Resistance Education for NFCA Fireproofing Exams in Early January. Watch for an invite!

Oct. 12, 2023 - Don't Miss NFCA's October Webinar Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 pm Join Bill McHugh for an important fireproofing inspection conversations.  REGISTER NOW

Oct. 2, 2023 - NFCA partnered with FCIA (Firestop Contractors International Association) to host the "Existing Building Fire-Resistance Symposium" in Ottawa, Canada September 20-22.Great educational programme, great National Reseach Council of Canada Fire Test Lab Tour too! 

Sept. 25, 2023 - Extra Extra, Read all about it...  NFCA's September Newletter is available now!  Click Here

Sept. 20, 2023 - If you missed the September 19th Webinar "Steel Industry Outlook for Non-Residential Construction" members can check out the recording and PPT in the Members Only Section

Sept. 8, 2023
- NFCA's Board of Directors meets next week in Ft. Worth, TX USA. Thanks for all these volunteer leaders do for the industry.

August 31, 2023 -
NFCA & FCIA Educational Program in Ottawa Ottawa, Canada September 20-22 includes a Tour of the Natoinal Research Council of Canada's Fire Test/Research Laboratory. For info, visit NFCA's EVENTS page, or click HERE.

August 15, 2023 - NFCA Members, don't miss out on the NFCA Fireproofing Education & Exams later this month.

August 7, 2023 - NFCA Free Webinar:  September 19, 2023 1:00 pm Steel Industry Outlook for non-residential construction. Additional information HERE

July 31, 2023 - NFCA July ENEWS now available!  Click HERE!!

July 27, 2023 - NFCA Free Webinar: Safety, EMR & Insurance August 15, 2023 1:00 pm  -- FOR MORE INFORMATION click HERE

July 25, 2023 - Did you miss the July NFCA Webinar: Fireproofing Employer Issues '23?  Members can access all past webinars in the Members Only Section.

July 18 , 2023 - NFCA partners with FCIA (Firestop Contractors International Association) to host the "Existing Building Fire-Resistance Symposium" in Ottawa, Canada September 20-22.  For more information, go to our EVENTS page, or click HERE.

June 26 , 2023 - 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

June 20 , 2023 - NFCA July FREE Webinar just announced!  Fireproofing Employer Issues '23. For more information Click HERE 

June 18, 2023 - NFCA Members, don't forget you can access all past webinars in the Members Only Section.  If you missed the June 15th Webinar on Equipment Maintanance  Tips & Tricks to identify overlooked maintanence, access it now!  

June 13, 2023 - Registration now OPEN for NFCA VIRTUAL IFRM & SFRM Education and Exams August 21-23, 2023.  Additional details can be found HERE.

June 6, 2023 - Don't Miss the June 15th 2023 FREE Webinar: Equipment Maintanance and Tips to identify overlooked maintanence.  For additional details CLICK HERE!

May 22, 2023 -NFCA FREE WEBINAR:  June 15, 2023 1:00 pm Central Time 

Topic: The Importance of Equipment Maintenance

If YOU have a specific question or concern about your fireproofing equipment, send kriston@nfca-online.org details and it will be covered during the webinar. 

May 16, 2023 - NFCA Interim Members can now remove the "Interim" designation by taking and passing the NFCA IFRM &/OR SFRM Education & Exams.  Next Class offering is Virtual, August 21-23, 2023. For additional details - go HERE!

May 8, 2023 - NFCA ENEWS is available.  Click here for latest edition. 

May 2, 2023 - If you missed the 2023 NFCA Annual Conference OR just want to reference some of the quality presentations, NFCA members can access in the Members Only Section

April 25, 2023 -
Congratulations to the 2023 NFCA Award of Excellence Winners: 
Trinity Energy Group - Low Rise Category
Rolling Plains - High Rise Category
Accurate Firestop & Insulation - Existing Building Category
Rolling Plains - Small Projects (up to 100K) 

Join NFCA's FREE webinar
featuring these winners with an indepth look at each project:  May 18th  10:00 am Central Time 

April 17, 2023 - Mark your calendar for the next VIRTUAL IFRM & SFRM Education & Exams, August 21-23, 2023. For additional details - go HERE!

April 10, 2023 - Don't miss this months NFCA FREE webinar:  April 13th 10:00 am NFCA & International Building Codes - 2024 and 2027.  Stay informed -- register today

March 27, 2023 - NFCA Week of Learning has begun!  The Week kicked off with the IFRM & SFRM Education and Exams. More and more contractors are taking the NFCA course to set their companies apart. If you missed this session, be sure to sign up for the Virtual Session in August/September.  More details about the program can be found HERE!

March 21, 2023 - NFCA is thankful to the Week of Learning Sponsors!  Check them out HERE!

March 14, 2023 - NFCA Week of Learning March 27-31 is right around the corner, it's not too late to register! Go to Events tab for full details. 

March 7, 2023 - We understand that price volatility for materials continues to be an issue, especially with steel.  Click here for an updated report and forecasest.  Provided by Christopher Little, Clark Dietrick - NFCA Associate Member. 

Also, check out how to protect your company with contract clauses from attornesy Hendrick Philips Salzman and Seigel. See whitepaper here!

February 28, 2023 - NFCA Award of Excellence submissions are "in".   To take a look at the entries, click HERE.  All Contractor Members primary contacts have been sent the entries with a judging sheet.  Only one vote per company. IF you want to judge the entries contact kriston@nfca-online.org.  All votes must be received by March 6th. 

February 27, 2023 - NFCA Week of Learning - Special Hotel Room Rates END on Friday, March 3rd.  Make your reservations NOW!! Full Details go HERE

February 20, 2023 - NFCA FREE Webinar - February 28, 2023 1:00 pm CDT NFCA & UL Contractor Education Program.  For more information -- go HERE

February 13, 2023 -WEBINAR ALERT!  February 22, 2023 2:00 pm EST Presented by Engineering News-Record

Inflation Revisited: Understanding Material and Labor Costs in a Time of Possible Recession, covers price inflation, labor shortages and recession fears, key issues for building teams as we move into 2023.  During this webinar, ENR explore methods firms are using to successfully deal with the economic challenges of 2023.  Be prepared for the future. We never know when this type of stuff will come up.

February 13, 2023 - Does adding spray foam insulation over SFRM Fireproofing cause an issue with the listing?  Yes!  Find out in this article from Spray Foam Magazine.

February 7, 2023 - NFCA's Award of Excellence CALL FOR ENTRIES deadline is February 14, 2023.  Get your entries in NOW! Go HERE for more details. 

February 6, 2023 - NFCA is reaching new places. NFCA's Executive Director Bill McHugh will speak at the FSBI (Fire Safe Build India) conference on February 10th.  For conference program details, Click HERE!

January 30, 2023 - NFCA's Award of Excellence Call for Entries is extended til February 14th.  Don't delay, send in your entries NOW! 

January 24, 2023 - NFCA's webinar, ASTM E119 and UL 263 & CAN/ULC-S101, can now be seen in the NFCA members only section. 

January 16, 2023 - NFCA 2023 Week of Learning Registration is now OPEN!  For more details go HERE

January 12, 2023 - We've heard in many construction industry disciplines the horrors to contractors of material price escalation.  Attorneys at Hendrick Phillips Salzman and Seigel sent a white paper on material price volatility to NFCA, also published in the NFCA Enews in April, 2021 - to help contractors. 

NFCA Member Contractors, protect yourselves by checking out this webinar on Managing Volatile Material Pricing, presented Nov. 2021. It’s another resource from NFCA.

January 9, 2023 - JUST Announced - January 17th Webinar:  ASTM E119 and UL 263 & CAN/ULC-S101  Register NOW!

January 3, 2023 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Annual Membership Invoices have been mailed.  We look forward to seeing 100% renewal!  NOT A MEMBER?  - Make 2023 your year to join NFCA!.  For detailed Member Benefits click HERE

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