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Fire-Resistance Education




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, 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.



NFCA FREE Webinar Series: "NEW 2021 Building Code, IBC & IFC"

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 to 2:00 Central DAYLIGHT Time

Join NFCA for an educational webinar covering the fireproofing specific info from the new 2021 International Building Code. We'll also cover the new fireproofing requirements in the 2021 code, and provide some highlights about the 2024 Code Development Process - and NFCA's proposals.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


Learn about fireprooofing in the new 2021 International Building Code (IBC).

Hear about what's required for attachments in the new code.

Learn about the 2024 ICC Code Development Process for the IBC.

Understand some of NFCA's proposals for the 2024.


Mark your calendar for the NFCA 2021 FREE Webinar Series:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Want to see a previous programs? NFCA Members, visit the Members Only section to check out recordings of last year's programs.  Not a member? Join now

Want to see a previous webinar? All webinar recordings and slide presentations are available in the MEMBERS ONLY SECTION. Not a member?  JOIN NOW!

2020 NFCA Free Webinar Series

2019 NFCA Free Webinar Series

2018-2015 NFCA Free Webinar Series



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