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NFCA Fire-Resistance in Building Seminar - Los Angeles
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Join NFCA for a day of education specific to fireproofing and fire-resistance in buildings.
Who should attend?
Architects, Building Code Officials, Fire Mashals, Specifiers and Fireproofing Contractors.
- FREE for Architects, Building Code Officials, Fire Mashals and Specifiers. Registration required.
- $75 for NFCA Members / $125 for Nonmembers
- 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3 - Lunch Buffet included.
- Certificates of Attendance will be issued for self-reporting CEU's.
Special Guest Speaker - Nancy Timmins, Chief Fire and Life Safety Officer, OSHPD, Los Angeles
Sponsored by NFCA Members: Carboline, GCP Applied Technologies, Hilti, Hy-Flex Corporation,
Isolatek International, Nathan Kimmel Company and Sherwin Williams.
Topics will include:
- ICC's Building Code
- NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program
- Fire-Resistance Test Standards
- Key Issues SFRM & IFRM
- Special Inspection
- ICC International Fire Code and more!
- Lunch Buffet is included thanks to NFCA Member Sponsors
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 213-617-6030
NFCA Special Rates at The L.A. Grand Hotel:
$199 per night, includes free internet. Call 213-617-1133 and ask for the NFCA Special Rate
or Book Online. Special rate deadline is Sept. 15, 2019.
$15.00 daily valet parking and $44.00 overnight parking.
NFCA 2019 Free Webinar Series
2019 Future Webinar Dates: (Topics to be announced.)
Intumescent Fire-Resitive Material (IFRM) - Questions from the Field on IFRM and UL 263
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Join NFCA and Ernst Toussaint, PE, Senior Steel Protection Engineer Manager, Hilti, as Ernst addresses questions and issues from the field regarding the application of IFRM and UL 263. Topics will include: Design optimizations and how steel sizes affect IFRM, types of structural steel members protected by IFRM, char expansions, approved primer / top coats, surface prep and more! Webinar presentation available to view in the NFCA "Members Only" Section.
An Overview - Fire-Resistance, Testing, Installation, Inspection, Maintenance,
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh will present this webinar, covering test standards used to evaluate fireproofing products that become systems when installed to the listed design, qualification requirements for contractors that install these complex assemblies, inspection agency personnel and company requirements, inspection, and fire code requirements to maintain fireproofing for the building life cycle. Webinar presentation available to view in the NFCA "Members Only" Section.
Thermal Barrier Standards - Past, Present & Future, presented by John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation provides great R-Values per inch thickness, helping meet rigorous energy code requirements. The application of SPF insulation in commercial applications has code requirements to use products meeting certain standards to protect the foam from catching fire and keep people safe in buildings. Presented by John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies. Webinar is available to view in the NFCA "Members Only" Section.
Learn - Network - Grow - Click here to view conference photos!
Thank you NFCA Manufacturer Member 2019 Conference Sponsors:
NFCA Free Webinar Series "Fireproofing 101" Back to the Basics Part II
Thursday, December 6, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
UL Special Topics - Determining the best thicknesses, Primed Steel Guidelines and Patching Guidelines. Presented by Phil Mancuso, Senior Technical Services Manager, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL. In the second part of our Back to the Basics Series, we will cover how to make sure you are using the best possible thicknesses by gaining deeper understanding of W/D & A/P ratios, and steel joist criteria. We will also touch on primed steel and patching guidelines.Webinar is available to view in the NFCA Members Only Section.
NFCA Free Webinar Series "Fireproofing 101" Back to the Basics Part I
Wednesday, October 31, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
How to Selet a UL Design - Join NFCA and Phil Mancuso, Senior Technical Services Manager, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL, as we go Back to the Basics. Learn how to select the appropriate UL Design based on a given criteria. This will cover floor-ceiling & roof-ceiling assemblies, beams, joists and columns. Webinar is available to view in the NFCA Members Only Section.
NFCA Free Webinar Series "Fireproofing Patching & Building/Fire-Codes
Thursday, September 27, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing call for ‘complete encasement’ of the building elements in Building Codes. In existing buildings, fire-resistance needs to be maintained to keep continuity of protection for fire and life safety in buildings. Patching SFRM fireproofing to maintain continuity takes place usually after many building services are in place. This webinar will cover code requirements and also equipment used to patch SFRM Fireproofing in new and existing buildings. Presented by NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh & Graco’s Danny Carrillo, Business Development Manager for ToughTek Mortar Equipment. Webinar is available to view in the NFCA Members Only Section.
NFCA Fire Resistance in Buildings Seminar Denver
Join NFCA for a day of education specific to fireproofing and fire-resistance in buildings, at the Warwick Denver. Topics will include ICC's Building Code, NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program, Fire Resistance Test Standards, Key Issues SFRM & IFRM, Special Inspection, ICC International Fire Code and more! Lunch Buffet is included thanks to NFCA Manufacturer Supplier Member Sponsors: Albi Protective Coatings, Carboline, GCP Applied Technologies, Hilti, Isolatek International, and Sherwin Williams. Click Here to View Agenda. All Seminar presentations are available in the NFCA Members Only Section.
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".
2018 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting - San Diego
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 NFCA Conference in San Diego!
All Conference presentations are available in the "Members Only" Section.
Learn - Network - Grow
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,covers the basics of ANSI/UL263 (ASTM E119-ULC-S-115) Fire Tests of Building Construction Materials, for beams, columns and walls; UL723 (ASTM E84-ULC S-102.2) Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials when fireproofing is exposed; and UL2079 (ULC-S-115) Standard for Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems. Presentation available in the Members Only Section.
Past NFCA event presentations, programs and webinars regarding Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) and Intumescent Fire-Resistive Material (IFRM) are available in the Members Only Section.