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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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BUILDING CODES & FIRE TESTING - The Building Codes require horizonatl fire-resistance-rated assemblies to be full-scale tested (12' x 14', approx 3m x 4m) with a load applied where a load is expected.  Why?  Small-scale horizontal fire testing does not allow for a load to cause deflection of the assembly.  Small-scale fire testing for horizontal assemblies and without a load applied does not reflect real world conditions and is not safe, unless there is NEVER going to be a load applied in the field.  Learn More

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


April 3, 2024 - NFCA continues to hear from other industries about how materials affect fire-resistance-ratings when they contact on another.  NFCA's response?  Check out this new position statement on this very topic!

April 2, 2024 - Fire Testing for horizontal assemblies needs to take place in a Full-Scale Furnace (about 12' x 17'), with a Load Applied, as specified in ASTM E119/UL 263. Why?  Learn more here

March 6, 2024 - The Week of Learning opens next week.  Let's Meet the Attendees!

March 5, 2024 - NFCA Fireproofing Contractor Members, did you know you can use your FREE Attendee to the Week of Learning for a VIRTUAL attendee?  Register today!

February 29, 2024 - Where can you go to find a fireproofing contractor near you?  The NFCA Member List, of course!

Feb. 9, 2024 - Want to know what's going on in Fireproofing Industry that affects your business? Be IN THE KNOW by attending the NFCA Week of Learning '24Book your hotel room today!  Group rates expire Feb. 12! Email us if you don't get NFCA's Rate.

Feb. 7, 2024 - Want to know who's going to be at the NFCA Week of Learning '24Check out the attendees!  (Don't see your name on that list? What are you waiting for?  Register today!)

Feb. 2, 2024 - Did you know that full-scale fire testing with load applied of horizontal assemblies IS the acceptance criteria in ASTM E119 and UL 263?  Learn More

Jan. 17, 2024 - Register for our February webinar, being produced with FCIA, 'Which Came First: The Firestopping or The Fireproofing?' with NFCA's very own John Dalton (GCP).  Coming soon to a computer near you (on February 21, 10:00 am CST to be exact!)!

Jan. 16, 2024 - Thanks to everyone who joined us today for 'The ASTM E119, UL 263, and CAN/ULC S101 Fire Test Standards' webinar!  Great group and a great session!

Jan. 13, 2024 - Congrats to NFCA Member Accurate Firestop for becoming a UL Qualified SFRM Fireproofing Contractor. The 1st step to UL QSFRMCP is becoming NFCA SFRM Accredited.

Jan. 11, 2024 - Don't miss it!  Registration for the NFCA Week of Learning '24 is NOW OPEN!!!

Dec. 20, 2023 - Have a great Holiday Season....and New Year.

Dec. 15, 2023 - Attention all Fireproofing Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies!  Your next chance to attend the NFCA Virtual Education for the IFRM & SFRM Fireproofing Exams AND the Virtual NFCA IFRM & SFRM Fireproofing Exams is coming up quickly, January 10-12, 2024.  Register today!

Dec. 7, 2023 - Register today for the NFCA webinar, 'A NFCA Year in Review', with Bill McHugh (NFCA) and Rich Walke (CTI) this December 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST.

Dec. 5, 2023 - It's time...to renew your NFCA membership for 2024.  Renewal dues are in the mail.  Make sure to renew to keep all your member benefits!  Not a member?  Join today!

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

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