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Fire-Resistance Webinar Info

NFCA Free Webinar Series

Mark your calendar for the NFCA 2024 FREE Webinar Series:

May 23, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

'Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner - Let's Meet the 2024 NFCA Award of Excellence Winners!'

You’ve seen the candidates, voted on the winners. Now, hear from the 2024 NFCA Award of Excellence Winners as they highlight interesting project challenges and how these challenges were overcome. From safety to productivity to logistics, learn from some interesting project profiles.





2024 Past Webinars

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April 23, 2024 - 'The Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes Most Commonly Made by Fireproofing Contractors (and How to Avoid Them!)'

February 21, 2024 - 'Which Came First: The Firestopping or The Fireproofing?"

January 16,  2024 - 'The ASTM E119, UL 263, and CAN/ULC S101 Fire Test Standards'

2023 Past Webinars

December 19, 2023 - 'A NFCA Year in Review'

November 21, 2023 - 'Fire-Resistance in North America - A Standards Discussion'

October 17, 2023 - 'Important Fireproofing Inspection Conversation'

September 19, 2023 - 'North America's outlook for Non-Residential Construction'

August 15, 2023 - 'Safety, EMR & Insurance'

July 18, 2023 - 'Fireproofing Employer Issues '23'

June 15, 2023 - 'Equipment Maintenance and Important Tips and Tricks in Fireproofing'

May 18, 2023 - 'NFCA Award of Excellence Winning Projects'

Low Rise Category
Existing Building Category
Small Projects (up to 100K); AND High Rise Category

April 13, 2023 - 'NFCA & International Building Codes - 2024 and 2027' 

February 28, 2023 - 'NFCA & UL Contractor Education Programs

January 17, 2023 - 'ASTM E119 and UL 263 & CAN/ULC-S101'

2022 Past Webinars 
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December 13, 2022 - 'NFCA 2022 Wrap-Up:  What has NFCA Done in '22?'

November 15, 2022 - 'NFCA Action Updates on the 2024 Code Development Process, NFCA& UL Contractor Accreditation Programs, and much more!'

October 11, 2022 - 'Overview of UL Guide Information on Fire-Resistance. Main focus-UL 263 and ULC-S-101 Standards'

September 8, 2022 - 'Fireproofing Repairs in New Construction & Existing Buildings'

August 16, 2022 - 'Fireproofing Inspection Details'

July 12, 2022 - 'NFCA CAP & UL Program Review & Award of Excellence 2022 High Rise Winner, Martin Bros.'

June 14, 2022 - 'Fireproofing Surface Preparation'

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - '2022 Award of Excellence Winners' 

Low-Rise Magnitude - Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing

Low-Rise Innovation - Rolling Plains Construction

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 'Compare and Contrast' by Rich Walke & Bill McHugh


Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 'ASTM E119 and UL 263'

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 'Current NFCA Industry Initiatives'


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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.


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.


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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