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, need to buy, approve fireproofing? This FREE Educational Webinar gives you key points to know from fire-resistance test standards ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S-101. Testing products in accordance with these standards - in a full scale furnace with loads applied where applicable - proves fire-resistance. It's a MUST SEE. FREE Fire-Resistance Webinar Recording.
NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) Available now!
Fireproofing Contractors & Fireproofing Inspection Agencies, have your staff prepare for the NFCA SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing Exams for NFCA and UL DRI's and Fireproofing Inspectors. 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
October 19, 2021 - NFCA's Week of Learning is completed! 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 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
May 20, 2021 - NFCA continues to work with members on key issues in the industry. We're researching the effect of attachments to structural buildng elements to understand when - and how far from the attachment area - and when not to protect those attachmetns. Watch for more later this summer.
May 19, 2021 - Fireproofing Contractors, material prices are changing rapidly. Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman and Seigel (HPSS) construction law firm has some answers. Check out HPSS' recommendations to protect your company and your customers. Watch for NFCA's Enews for more on this subject.
May 5, 2021 - NFCA's Code Committee met yesterday to review NFCA's actions at ICC's International Building Code development process. Look for a full report in a webinar soon!
April 29, 2021 -NFCA's Webinar with NRC's Andre Laroche on Canada's Code Development Process, and Bill McHugh on NFCA's Actions in Canada & NFPA 101 brought new knowlege to make buildings safer thorugh code development in North America. NFCA Members, check out the slides and recording in the Members Only Section.
April 16, 2021 - Date Change for NFCA FREE Webinar on the Canadian Code Process from April 23 to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1 pm, CDT. Register now
April 14, 2021 - Save the date for NFCA's VIRTUAL Education and Exams for CAP DRI's and Fireproofing Inspectors - June 21-23, 2021.
April 11, 2021 - NFCA's Code Committee worked through 2020 developing International Building Code proposals to improve safety in buildings through fire-resistance and fireproofing. Code hearings started today, Sunday, April 11. Visit ICC's Website to see hearings via live stream.
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 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.
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