Fire-Resistance Webinar Info
NFCA Free Webinar Series
Mark your calendar for the NFCA 2022 FREE Webinar Series:
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday): 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TOPIC: Fireproofing Inspection Details
Ever wonder how Fireproofing Special Inspection works?
What’s in the International Building Code’s (IBC) Chapter 17 and ASTM E605/E736?
The IBC’s Chapter 17, titled “Special Inspection” has specific sections for Fireproofing – both SFRM and IFRM. The ASTM E605 and ASTM E736 cover thickness and bond strength measurements.
Join Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director, Rich Walke, NFCA Consultant and Jason Anestasi, Project Manager from Rolling Plains Constructionfor a deep dive into IBC’s Chapter 17, and SFRM/IFRM Fireproofing Inspections. We’ll also spend some time on the ASTM Board and Wrap Inspection Standard, under development now.
Don't miss this informative webinar! Register NOW.
September 8, 2022 (Thursday): 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TOPIC: Fireproofing Repairs in New Construction & Existing Buildings
The big or small fireproofing contractor just finished a new installation. The ceiling grid, mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor scraped the fireproofing clean for welding to the deck or beams. What material is used for patching?
The International Building Code Chapter 17 requires a second visual inspection after installation of other trades work. Chapter 7 wants continuous fire-resistance. The International Fire Code states that maintaining fire-resistance protection in existing buildings is mandatory.
Join Bill McHugh and a Panel of NFCA Manufacturer Members that will provide the procedures for repairing Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM), Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials (IFRM), Boards and Wraps used as fireproofing – in NEW and EXISTING BUILDINGS.
Registration will open following the August webinar.
NFCA Past Webinar Series FREE SLIDES & RECORDINGS for everyone:
"ASTM E119 and UL 263"
See the latest updates for understanding fire resistance standards and international buildling code. NFCA makes this webinar recording and slide presentatino available to all to support and better everyones knowledge on fireproofing. Click here to view the webinar recording. Click here to view the slide presentation only
"Fire-Resistance Standards and the International Building Code"
Code Officials, Specifiers, Contractors....want to know the right questions to ask for a safe building - and compliance with the International Building Code? Consultant to NFCA Rich Walke, with host Bill McHugh, present key parts of ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S101 you need to know. The acceptance criteria are critical to understand - to know why certain variances to the standards - are not safe and should not be allowed. Hear the common 'misinformation' points, questions to ask for building code compliance for new construction and existing buildings. Click here to view the webinar recording. Click here to view the slide presentation only.
"NFCA on NFCA’s Fireproofing Contractor Accreditation Program, UL QSFRMCP and Special Inspections"
Structural fire-resistance achieved through fireproofing helps keep buildings supported during fire. It’s important that the tested and listed systems be installed in accordance with the listing and the manufacturers installation instructions. Learn about NFCA’s Contractor Accreditation Programs, UL’s newly relaunched Qualified SFRM Contractor Program, and the International Building Code’s statements about Special Inspection – plus the changes NFCA provided in the IBC 2021 Code. Click here to view the webinar recording. Click here to view the slide presentation only.
NFCA FIRE-RESISTANCE STANDARDS AND THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
Code Officials, Fire Marshals/Inspectors, Architects/Engineers, Specifiers, General Contractors - if you approve Fireproofing Product and Tested and Listed System Submittals, or buy Fireproofing Services, watch this Webinar.
NFCA's Rich Walke and Bill McHugh provide Education about how fireproofing complies with the Building Codes through ASTM E119 and UL 263 - ULC-S-101. This program covers how Fire-Resistance is determined so you can approve, buy or inspect fireproofing. CLICK HERE to check this out!
NFCA FIRE-RESISTANCE IN BUILDINGS SEMINAR
NFCA Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar, is a day of education specific to fireproofing and fire-resistance in buildings, offered free to architects, building code officials, fire marshals and specifiers, with the goal of educating those who work and have influence in the field, as a service to the fireproofing industry. Contractors and special inspectors are welcome to attend for a fee. This seminar is held annually in the fall or winter, in cities around the United States and Canada. Details for 2021 or 2022 will be announced soon.
October 3, 2019 - NFCA "Fire-Resistance in Buildings" Seminar Presentations, The L.A. Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
ICC’s International Building Code Ch. 7 & other Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction Highlights, John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies and Russ Harvey, Isolatek International
California View on Fire-Resistance and New Code Changes, Crystal Sujeski, California State Fire Marshal’s Office
Fire-Resistance Rated Test Standards for Elements and Assemblies, Rich Walke, UL
Key Issues - Intumescent Fire-Resistant Materials (IFRM), George Gaunci, Sherwin Williams; Ernst Toussaint, Hilti; and Sean Younger, Carboline
Key Issues – Spray Fire-Resistant Materials (SFRM), John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies; Russ Harvey, Isolatek; and Sean Younger, Carboline
OSHPD Perspectives and IBC’s Chapter 17, Special Inspection, Fire-Resistance & Fireproofing, Nanci Timmins, Chief Fire and Life Safety Officer, OSHPD and Bill McHugh, NFCA
ICC International Fire Code requirements for Fire Resistance – Rich Walke, UL
June 5, 2019 - NFCA Presentation, by Bill McHugh at the PFPNetwork in Manchester, England
April 16, 2019 - NFCA Presentation, by Bill McHugh at CSI Meeting, Worcester Polytecnic Institute, Worcester, MA
April 5, 2017 - NFCA Presentation, by Bill McHugh at Nova Scotia Building Officials Association, Halifax, NS