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NFCA Education


NFCA Free Webinar Series "Best Practices & Overall Equipment Safety"

Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time

Join NFCA and Lowell Knott (LK), Technical Services, Hy-Flex Corp., as LK covers the topics of Electrical Repair, Material Hose Selection, Hydraulic System Maintenance, Rotor/Stator Maintenance, Ball Stop Pin Wear and more! Webinar and presentation available in "Members Only".

NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP) Training for IFRM & SFRM, March 12-14, 2018, Paradise Point, San Diego, CA

NFCA Fireproofing Training is the most important step toward becoming approved under the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program for Fireproofing Contractors. Accreditation training and examination is available for both SFRM and IFRM. The information contained in the training will help your company achieve higher levels of estimating and installation, and be perceived as an industry leader in the market.Click here for more details.

NFCA Webinar - UL Fire Resistance Testing & What it Means to You"

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time

Luke Woods, Principal Engineer, Fire Resistance and Containment, UL, presents "UL Fire Resistance Testing & What it Means to You", Beams, Columns, Walls and Firestop Head of Wall Joints. Presentation available in Members Only.

NFCA Free Webinar Series - Fireproofing Injection Systems

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Join NFCA as Carol Schary, President & Owner and Valentin Esaulenko, Technical Manager, Nathan Kimmel Company, present Fireproofing Injection Systems. Carol and Val will cover benefits of injection, system setup, injection system operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Presentation available in Members Only.

September 28 - NFCA Free Webinar Series - Silica Part II - 1:00 to 2:00 Central Time

Eric Potorski, National Sales Manager, Ruwac, will take you step by step through the new silica standard. Covering everything from exposure limits, methods of compliance specific to fireproofing material, respiratory protection, housekeeping, medical surveillance, and record keeping. An overview of the steps required for OSHA compliance, made simple. Get the facts! Presentation available in Members Only.

September 27 - NFCA Fire Resistance in Buildings Seminar & UL Fire Test Facility Tour
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1445 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL - Free for Architects, Specifiers, Building Code Officials, and Fire Marshals
• $50 for NFCA Contractor Members / $100 for Nonmembers - Click here for Agenda and Schedule

June 14 - NFCA Free Webinar Series - Part I Silica - Undertsand the Issue

Silica's health effects on the workforce, the OSHA Standard coming in September, and the compliance expectations for contractors on the job site. Presenter Hilarie Warren, MPH, CIH, Georgia Tech Safety and Health Consultation Program, presented this topic at the 2017 NFCA Conference in Atlanta. This webinar will provide an explanation of the issue and what OSHA will require from contractors. Presentation available in Members Only.


May 17 - NFCA Free Webinar Series - NFCA Top 10 List Continues ....

HSS Beams/tube steel - how do you fireproof? Dealing with cement-based materials and alkyd primers? Determining additional thickness for beams with rated walls.  Thanks to John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies and Phil Mancuso, Isolatek International, for another well done NFCA Webinar.  Presentation available in Members Only.

NFCA Webinar Series - Situations in Fireproofing - February 2 - 1:00 pm CST

Join NFCA and Phil Mancuso, Technical Services Manager, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL, as Phil discusses how to deal with situations that may arise with your fireproofing project. Spanning gaps; cold weather applications; roof future floor (insulation over unprotected floor deck), and what information you need to know in order to determine protection on trench headers and electrical inserts. Presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

NFCA Webinar Series - Lath Materials & Applications - December 14 - 1:00 pm CST

Presented by NFCA Members: Chris Little, Clark Dietrich Building Systems, and Sean Younger, Carboline.  Chris and Sean will discuss Lath Materials - types, how they are made, ASTM, applications and fire rated requirements for commercial, industrial and other uses.

NFCA Toronto Seminar - Fire Resistance in Buildings - Wednesday, December 7

NFCA invites Architects, Specifiers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals and Fireproofing Contractors, to join NFCA for this one-day educational opportunity and learn about fire resistance in buildings.

NFCA Webinar Series - Thermal Barriers - November 16 - 1:00 pm CST

Join NFCA and John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 pm CST.

The many different test standards and code requirements have created a confusing array of products and systems that claim to provide a thermal barrier for foamed plastic.This webinar will try and clarify what is needed, what is acceptable and what is not.


2017 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

March 15-17, 2017 - The Ritz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta - More details coming soon!

NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP) Training for IFRM & SFRM

March 13-15, 2017 - TheRitz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta

Registration and program details coming soon.  NFCA Contractor and Supplier Manufacturer Memberships include one FREE Conference Registration.


NFCA Webinar Series - Substitution of Beams - August 31 - 1:00 pm CST

Substitution of Beams - Join NFCA and John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies on Wednesday, August 31 at 1:00 pm CST, as John discusses substitution of beams from beam-only designs into assemblies. View this NFCA Webinar in the "Members Only" Section.

NFCA Webinar Series - How to Build a Successful Safety Policy - Sept. 14 - 1:00 pm CST

How to Build a Successful Safety Policy presented by Roger Tickner, Tickner & Associates, Richmond Hill, Ontario.View this NFCA Webinar in the "Members Only" Section.

May 11 - NFCA Webinar Series - "Top 10 List" continued from Dallas

Presented by:  John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies; Phil Mancusco, Isolatek International; and Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director. Topics:  20 Ft. Rule - Ways to deal with cold weather application - How to compete with noncertified products. View this NFCA Webinar in the "Members Only" Section.

February 26 - Webinar - NFCA Conference Highlights

Join Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director, at 11:00 am CST, as he discusses the upcoming 2016 NFCA Fireproofing Conference to be held April 6-8, 2016 at The Adophus, Dallas, TX.

NFCA Webinar Series - NFCA Year End Webinar - Friday, December 18th

Bill McHugh, Executive Director, National Fireproofing Contractors Association (NFCA), will give an overview of NFCA’s Contractor Accreditation Program for IFRM and SFRM. He will discuss the upcoming training, the process and how the program will benefit your company. Bill will also talk about NFCA’s 2015 progress and what to look for in 2016 from NFCA and the fireproofing industry. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to have your questions answered and learn about NFCA.


NFCA Passive Fire Protection Seminar, November 10, 2015, Tarrytown, NY

Fireproofing Contractors, Architects, Building Inspectors, and Fire Marshals, take advantage of this one-day learning experience to learn about fire resistance rated construction. Structural protection using fireproofing gives the building a first line of defense against fire. Sponsored by Construction Advancement Institute, and free for Fireproofing Contractors, Architects, Specifiers, Building Code Officials and Fire Marshals.

NFCA Webinar - "SAFETY" for Fireproofing Contractors

October 8, 2015 - Frank Marino, CSP, Vice President of Safety Check, Inc., discusses current views from OSHA and OHSA Can, fireproofing scaffold safety, fall protection and more. Frank’s insights on Safety for many construction industry trades has been well received and well respected.

NFCA Webinar - Fireproofing Special Inspections & Contractor Compliance

August 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM CDT - Listen and learn as Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director, discusses important information all contractors should know about the new changes in the IBC 2009, 2012, 2015 Chapter 17 Special Inspections.

NFCA Webinar - Equipment Maintenance

June 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM CDT - Hy-Flex Corporation's Lowell Knott (LK) and his associates cover best practices and 'tricks of the trade' for maintaining equipment efficiently. NFCA thanks Hy-Flex for this technical material.