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.
FREE NFCA FIRE-RESISTANCE EDUCATION - Contractors, inspection agencies, code officials, specifiers, fire inspectors, this FREE Educational Webinar gives you key points to know from ASTM E119 and UL 263 fire test standards. Testing products in accordance with these standards proves fire-resistance. View this Fire-Resistance Webinar FREE.
NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) Available now!
Contractors and Inspection Agencies join NFCA for member discounts. Prepare for the NFCA SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing Exams for NFCA and UL DRI's and Fireproofing Inspectors. HAFK is FREE for Governmental Code Officials, Specifiers, Independent or with Design Firms as a service to the industry. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW
April 9, 2021 - NFCA's Code Committee worked through the 2020 developing International Building Code proposals to improve safety in buildings through fire-resistance. Code hearings start Sunday, April 11. Visit ICC's Website to see hearings via live stream.
April 8, 2021 - Register now for NFCA's April 23 Webinar on Canada's Code Development Process, Code Update, and more.
April 5, 2021 - UL Extends Special Offer to NFCA Contractors - NFCA encourages contractors interested in the UL SFRM Qualified Contractor Program to take advantage of UL's Special Offer. Complete your application by 4/30/21 and save $3,200 on your initial audit. Contact NFCA for more information.
March 28, 2021- NFCA is active in Canada's National Building Code of Canada and NFPA 101/5000 code development processes. Don't miss NFCA's next Canada and NFPA Code Webinar - April 2, 2021.
March 21, 2021 - Save the date for NFCA's VIRTUAL Education and Exams for CAP DRI's and Fireproofing Inspectors - June 21-23, 2021. Save Oct. 11-13 for the Fall NFCA Education & Exams for CAP DRI's and Fireproofing Inspectors.. Mark your calendar now for NFCA's ANNUAL CONFERENCE, place October 13-15. Watch for the October location to be announced shortly.
March 16, 2021 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
"NEW 2021 Building Code, IBC & IFC"
NFCA's Bill McHugh and Rich Walke covered the NEW 2021 International Building Code, fireproofing requirements, and highlights about the 2024 code development process. NFCA Members, check out the slides and recordings in the Members Only Section.
March 15, 2021 - Welcome Kriston Ewoldt to NFCA's Staff as Associate Executive Director, Meetings, Membership and Marketing.
March 9, 2021 - NFCA March 2021-Enews
February 22, 2021, - NFCA Welcomes Phampenam Inc.
NFCA welcomes Phampena, Inc., Kent, WA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.
February 17, 2021, - NFCA Welcomes Life Safety Services
February 16, 2021 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
"NFCA on NFCA's CAP, UL QSFRMCP and Special Inspection"
Structural fire-resistance achieved through fireproofing helps keep buildings supported during fire. It's important that the tested and listed systems be ... Presented by NFCA Executive Director, Bill McHugh. Click here to view it FREE.
February 5, 2021 - OSHA COVID-19 Guidance
As workers and employers seek ways to keep their workforce safe, OSHA offers many resources for the Construction Workforce. CLICK HERE for more information.
January 26, 2021 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
"Fire-Resistance Standards and the International Building Code"
Rich Walke presents the key parts of ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S101 for the fire test standards and more. Click here for more information and to view this webinar.
January 21, 2021 - UL Extends Special Offer to NFCA Contractors
NFCA encourages all contractors who plan on becoming a UL SFRM Qualified Contractor, to take advantage of UL's Special Offer. Complete your application by 4/30/21 and save $3,200 on your initial audit. Contact NFCA for more information.
January 12, 2021 - NFCA January 2021-Enews
January 6, 2021 - NFCA Welcomes OPCMIA Local 528
NFCA welcomes new Associate Member OPCMIA Local 528, Seattle, WA.
January 1, 2021 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 18, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes NEW Contractor Members
NFCA welcomes Level 5 Inc., Santa Clara, CA; and Rutherford Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA. NFCA Membership makes it possible for NFCA to provide fireproofing educational opportunities and a voice for fireproofing contractors. Thank you!
December 17, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
NFCA & Codes Past and Future...
NFCA's Bill McHugh and Rich Walke present on the International Code Council's Code Development Process and the National Research Council of Canada's Code Development and more! Webinar recording and webinar presentation now available in the "Members Only" Section.
December 8, 2020 - NFCA December 2020 Enews
NFCA December 2020 Enews - Happy Holidays!
December 4, 2020 - Respect the Listing
NFCA's Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) provides a section on patching fireproofing. Check out NFCA's HAFK Appendix 1, SFRM Patching and Appendix 2, IFRM Patching documents to learn NFCA's position, "Respect the Listing", using the same material in the tested and listed system design.
Novenber 25, 2020 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING
NFCA will be closed Thursay & Friday, November 26 & 27.
November 17, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
"Using Tested and Listed Designs to Show Code Compliance"
The International Building Code and the NFPA101 Life Safety Code require fire-reistance-rated assemblies to be testing in accordance with ... click here for more information.
November 3, 2020 - Update Coming
NEW Quality Management Chapter is being added to The NFCA Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge. NFCA will contact current Handbook owners to receive the free update.
October 22, 2020 - Walls & Ceilings Magazine
Click here for your FREE subscription to Walls & Ceilings Magazine. The digial edition gives you easy access!
October 20, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series
"Liability Arising Out of Construction Documentation"
Join Karen Layng, President, M.A.I.T. Co., a strategic partner in the construction industry, with thirty plus years’ of legal expertise, as Karen covers the construction documentation start to finish, spoilation, and the main and most costly mistakes.Webinar recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.
October 12, 2020 - NFCA October Enews
NFCA October Enews click here!
October 4-10, 2020 - Fire Prevention Week
NFCA This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around then, safe in the kitchen. Click here for more information.
Learn - Network - Grow