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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!


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.

 

About

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.

 

News/Events

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


November 21, 2022
- If you missed the November Webinar, NFCA's Action Updatres on the 2024 Code Development Process,Members can watch all past webinars in the Member's Only Section.


November 14, 2022
- NFCA VIRTUAL IFRM & SFRM Education and Exams on Nov 9-11 had over 35 attendees taking these valuable courses.  Next opportunity will be during the "InPerson" NFCA week of learning March 27-29, 2023.  Additional details to be posted soon. 

 

November 8, 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 industryCLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

October 31, 2022
- READ HERE for NFCA's October ENEWS!

 

October 24, 2022 - NFCA participated at ASTM Committee E06 Meetings the week of Oct. 17th in New Orleans. Industry leaders came together to discuss updates in current standard test methods for thickness and density of SFRM.  Watch for more activity in 2023!

 

October 17, 2022 - Don't forget to register for the November 15th FREE Webinar featuring NFCA's Action Updates on the 2024 Code Development Process and the NFCA & UL Contractor Accreditation Program. GO HERE for additional information.  

 

October 14, 2022 - Did you miss the October Webinar, Overview of UL Guide Information on Fire-Resistance?  Members can watch past webinars in the Member's Only Section.

 

October 7, 2022 - Registration has begun for the Virtual IFRM & SFRM Education/Exams on November 9-11, 2022.  For Full Agenda Click HERE; For Registration/Pricing Click HERE

 

October 4, 2022 - If you missed the September Webinar, Fireproofing Repairs in New Construction & Existing Buildings, Members can always watch past webinars in the Member's Only Section


September 30, 2022 - READ HERE for NFCA's September ENEWS!

 

September 26, 2022 - SAVE THE DATE! NFCA'S Week of Learning will be held March 27-31, 2023.  Additional Details to come! 

 

September 16, 2022 - NFCA's FREE October Webinar Announced:  Overview of UL Guide Information on Fire-Resistance: Main Focus UL-263 and ULC-S-101 Standards.  REGISTER TODAY!

 

September 13, 2022 - NFCA's Board of Director's met last week in person to recap the year and to discuss the promising future of NFCA. 

 

September 6, 2022 - NFCA welcomes George Fine, from True Fireproofing to the NFCA 2022-2023 Board of Directors. 


August 31, 2022
- READ HERE for NFCA's August ENEWS!

 

August 25, 2022 - Register NOW for NFCA's September Webinar: Fireproofing Repairs in New Construction & Existing Buildings.  For more information go HERE

 

August 16, 2022 - NFCA's August 16 Webinar, Fireproofing Inspection Details, was watched by over (170) attendees.  NFCA Member's can look at PPT slides and watch the taped webinar in the Member's Only Section

 

August 8, 2022 - NFCA is offering a retake date (August 19th) for IFRM & SFRM Exam.  Must have already previously taken the course to apply.  Contact Kriston@nfca-online.org for details.


August 4, 2022 -
NEW NFCA Contractor Membership Drive has begun!  Join NOW thru the end of the year for special 50% off rates.  For detailed Member Benefits click HERE

 

August 2, 2022 - Registration has begun for the Virtual IFRM & SFRM Education/Exams on November 9-11, 2022.  For Full Agenda Click HERE; For Registration/Pricing Click HERE


July 27, 2022
- Register now for NFCA's August Free Webinar:  Fireproofing Inspection Details

 

July 18, 2022 - READ HERE NFCA's June/July ENEWS! 


July 11, 2022 - NFCA continues to educate Fireproofing Contractors this past Week of Learning.  With 18 participants in the IFRM & SFRM Education program, NFCA is happy to offer this program in person and virtually every year.
 
"In Person" Class of 2022

 

July 5, 2022 - Don't forget about the NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) ! NFCA's HAFK is an important resource tool for Contractors and Inspectors. .NFCA Members receive a deep discount and it's complimentary for Governmental Code Officials, Specifiers, Independent or with Design Firms as a service to the industry. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


June 27, 2022 - Register now for NFCA's JULY Free Webinar: NFCA CAP & UL Program Review; and Special Award of Excellence High Rise winner presentation.

 

June 20, 2022 - If you missed NFCA June Webinar "Fireproofing Surface Preparation" go to the Members Only section to see recording and slide presetation. 

 

June 14, 2022 - As things are heating up, literally, be sure to read about Heat Safety in the Safety Section of the NFCA May ENEWS. Or click HERE for OSHA Heat Illness Prevention information.

 

June 6, 2022 - NFCA May Webinar "2022 AOE Winning Entries" recording now posted in the Members Only section. 

 

June 2, 2022 - NFCA Announces Virtual IFRM & SFRM Education/Exams - Save the Date, November 9-11, 2022.  Additional information available soon.

 

May 31, 2022 - NFCA's MAY ENEWS, now available!  READ HERE

 

May 27, 2022 - Register now for NFCA's JUNE Free Webinar: Fireproofing Surface Preparation.  Join NFCA and participating NFCA Manufacturer Members in this important discussion. 

 

May 20, 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

 

May 16, 2022 - Don't forget to sign up for the May 24th FREE NFCA webinar.  Details HERE

 

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!

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!

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