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NFCA News Archives

2020

September 24, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Oaks Brothers, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Oaks Brothers, Inc., Greenbrier, AR, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

September 22-24, 2020 - NFCA Virtual Conference

NFCA 2020 Fireproofing Educational Virtual Conference was well attended. Over 220 people attended during the 3 day virtual event.  All presentations are available in the "Members Only" Section.

September 22, 2020 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

NFCA Award of Excellence 2020

NFCA Director Emeritus, Howard Towler, ACME Fireproofing, annouced the 2020 NFCA Award of Excellence Winners at the NFCA Virtual Conference today. Congratulations to the winners: Aries Contracting, Ottawa; Isam Kabbaani-CRES Division, Saudia Arabia; Performance Contracting, Woodinville, WA; and Rolling Plains Construction, Apache Junction, AZ. Click here for full details.

September 21, 2020 - NFCA September Enews

NFCA September Enews click here!

September 18, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Maccari Companies, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Maccari Companies, Inc., Wilmington, DE, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

September 17, 2020 - NFCA at ICC/NFPA

The International Code Council's Code Development Process has started and the Code Action Committee (CAC) is in full swing. Don't miss next week's code presentation, Tuesday, Sept. 22 as NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh updates the industry.

September 17, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Fireproofing Board - Advantages, Disadvantages & More  

Join NFCA and Matt Auchy, Albi Protective Coatings, as Matt discusses fireproofing board - advantages, more.Webinar recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

September 3, 2020 - OSHA Top 10 Violations

OSHA will soon release the 2020 Top 10 List of Serious Violations. This list is beneficial to review and keep in mind in implementing company safety procedures. Click here to view the List for 2019.

August 28, 2020 - NFCA Code Committee

NFCA's Code and Canada Committees met last week to continue to prepare for the International Code Council's Code Development Cycle. Next meeting will be early October. Contact NFCA with any items or issues you would like addressed.

August 19, 2020 - NFCA August Enews

NFCA August Enews click here!

August 19, 2020 -Safety Alert

OSHA recently updated the ‘Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards’. Click here for more information.

August 13, 2020 - Thank you NFCA Associate Members

NFCA Associate Membership has grown to 27.  These are companies who support NFCA Contractor Members via their products, services and support toward NFCA. Take a minute to review the NFCA Associate Member List.

August 4, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Accurate Insulation, a IBP Co.

NFCA welcomes Accurate Insulation, a IBP Co., Grand Junction, CO, as a NFCA Interim Branch Contractor Member.

July 30, 2020 - New NFCA Technical Education Committee

NFCA Technical Education Committee is working on new chapters for the NFCA Handbook of Fireproofing Knowledge and the development of education programs for the industry. Click here to find out about other NFCA Committees.

July 27, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Titan Fireproofing Corporation

NFCA welcomes Titan Fireproofing Corporation, Thornhill, ON, as a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

July 23, 2020 - UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program

NFCA and UL are happy to announce the UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program focused on quality installation procedures. Special Offer: UL is giving a huge discount to contractors who sign up this year! Contact NFCA for more information.

July, 23, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Intumescent Fireproofing  

Join NFCA and George Guanci, Business Development Manager, The Sherwin Williams Company, as George unravels the mysteries of Intumescent Fireproofing.Webinar recording and side presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

July 3, 2020 - Happy 4th of July!

NFCA will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020.

July 2, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Strong Foam Insulation Inc.

NFCA welcomes Strong Foam Insulation Inc., Kitchener, ON, as a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

June 29, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Arango Proofing LLC

NFCA welcomes Arango Fireproofing LLC, Fayetteville, GA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

June 24, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Fischer Technology

NFCA Welcome Fischer Technology, Windsor, CT, as a NFCA Associate Member.

June 24, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Fireproofing Board - Advantages, Disadvantages & More  

Join NFCA and Albi Protective Coatings' Matt Auchy and Daryl Orlich, as they discuss fireproofing board - advantages, more. Webinar recording and side presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

June 19, 2020 - NFCA June E-news

NFCA June 2020 Enews click here!

NFCA Member Resources - COVID-19

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Click here for helpful COVID-19 links and information via NFCA

June 11, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Accreditation Programs for Fireproofing Contractors  

NFCA's Bill McHugh and UL's Ruben Sandoval, discuss and explain the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program and the UL Qualified SFRM Program. Click here to view the webinar presentation and or slide presentation.

May 28, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Accurate Firestop & Insulation

NFCA Welcomes Accurate Firestop & Insulation, Pleasanton, CA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

May 15, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Intumescent Fireproofing Inspection  

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Central Time, join NFCA Friday, May 15, as Ernst Toussaint, PE, Senior Steel Protection Engineer Manager, Hilti, discusses Intumescent Fireproofing Inspection. Webinar recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

May 7, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

What ou need to know - COVID-19: Information for Contractors  

Join NFCA Thursday, May 7 as a panel of attorneys from Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel discuss a host of issues facing contractors during this global pandemic. Webinar recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

April 30, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

NFCA 2020 Update Webinar from NFCA Leadership 

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Central Time, join NFCA Leadership Jonathan Wohl, Martin Rodriguez and Bill McHugh, to learn about what is happening at NFCA. Recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

April 20, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Fireproofing - some details, inspection, patching and more! 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Central Time, join NFCA's Bill McHugh as he discusses these very active areas in our industry. Recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

April 1, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

"Fireproofing - Back to Basics" - NFCA's Bill McHugh & Rich Walke will discuss how fire-resistance ratings are established on structural elements. Recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

March 26, 2020 - Requirements for Employers

Information from Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel Attorneys at Law, regarding employer requirements from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Notice Poster and Hall Pass - Families First Coronavirus Response Act  

March 24, 2020 - Click the link below to read information from Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel Attorneys at Law, discussing different State Executive Orders and what they mean for construction companies.

State Executive Orders: Construction or Suspension of Construction During COVID-19?

March 20, 2020 - Click here for helpful COVID-19 links and information via NFCA

March 20, 2020 - Toolbox Talk for NFCA

March 16, 2020 - NFCA Austin Events Postponed

NFCA Staff and Leadership have postponed the NFCA Austin Events scheduled for April 2020. 

New dates will be announced as soon as we know them, or when other action is determined.  Stay tuned and stay safe!

March 11, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Red Engineering - Blaze King

NFCA Welcomes Red Engineering LLC - Blaze King, Pleasant Shade, TN, as a NFCA Associate Member.

March 11, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

"IFRM Fireproofing Materials - Field and Shop Advantages, Disadvantages and more", Presented by Sean Younger, Senior Fireproofing Market Manager, Carboline Company.  Webinar recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

February 24, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Diverse Works

NFCA welcomes Diverse Works, Portland, OR, as a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

 

Entry deadline extended to

February 17, 2020

NFCA Award of Excellence

Recognizing Contractor Members. 

Click here for all details & entry form.

 

February 11, 2020 - New NFCA Apparel!

Now avaialable for order in the "Members Only" Section.  Order by March 6 to have for Austin!

February 13, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Pipeline Services Inc.

NFCA welcomes Pipeline Services Inc., Florence, SC, s a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

February 12, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Adler Firestopping Ltd.

NFCA welcomes Adler Firestopping Ltd., Calgary, AB, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

February 10, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Performance Firestop, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Performance Firestop, Inc., Green Bay, WI, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

January 29, 2020 - NFCA January E-news

NFCA January E-News click here!

January 21, 2020 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Rectification of "Restrained vs. Unrestrained", Presented by Kevin LaMalva, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. p.m. Central Time. Recording and slide presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

January 6, 2020 - NFCA Welcomes Strong Manufacturing Co.

NFCA Welcomes Strong Manufacturing Co., Pine Bluff AR, as a NFCA Associate Member.

 

2019

December 12, 2019 - NFCA December E-news

NFCA December E-News click here!

December 11, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

NFCA Code Update, 2021 Code - Looking Ahead, Presented by Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director, Wed., December 11, 2020. Available to view in the "Members Only" Section.

November 27, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving

NFCA will be closed November 28 & 29.

November 19, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Whats Your Product IQ? Presented by Rich Walke, UL Codes and Regulatory Services, Tue., Nov. 19, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Available to view in the "Members Only" Section.

November 5, 2019 - NFCA Enews

NFCA November Enews click here!

October 28, 2019 - Congratulations Nathan Kimmel Company

And Carol Schary, who was featured in the LA Business Journal as one of the most influential family-owned businesses!

October 25, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Technical Services Information Bureau

NFCA welcomes Technical Services Information Bureau, Orange, CA, as a NFCA Associate Member.

October 3, 2019 - NFCA Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar

Over 90 people attended the seminar at The L.A. Grand Hotel, Los Angeles. All presentations available in the "Resources" Tab, under "Links".

September 26, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Mowery-Thomason Inc.

NFCA Welcomes Mowery-Thomason Inc, Anaheim, CA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

September 18, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

The Importance of Maintaining Fireproofing in Existing Buildings - presented by NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh. Available in "Members Only" Section.

September 11, 2019 - NFCA Enews 

NFCA September Enews click here!

August 14, 2019 - NFCA Enews

NFCA August Enews click here!

August 13, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Intumescent Fire-Resistive Material (IFRM) - Questions from the Field on IFRM and UL 263 - presented by Ernst Toussaint, PE, Senior Steel Protection Engineer Manager, Hilti, Click here.

August 6, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes William Reichenbach Company

NFCA Welcomes William Reichenbach Company, Okemos, MI, as a NFCA Contractor Member

July 23, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes CALMAR CORPORATION

NFCA Welcomes CALMAR CORPORATION, Kenner, LA, as a NFCA Contractor Member

July 11, 2019 - NFCA Enews

NFCA July Enews click here.

June 26, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

An Overview - Fire-Resistance, Testing, Installation, Inspection, Maintenance, presented by Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director. Presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

June 5, 2019 - NFCA Presented at the PFPNetwork, Manchester

NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh presented at the PFPNetwork in Manchester, England. Great to meet new friends and see NFCA Board Member Bob Poole at the conference.

June 3, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes C.I. Contractors, Inc.

NFCA Welcomes C.I. Contractors, Inc., Anchorage, AK, as a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

May 21, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Alternate Resistance Specialists

NFCA Welcomes Alternate Resistance Specialists, LLC, Arvada, CO, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

May 15, 2019 - NFCA Free Webinar Series

Thermal Barrier Standards - Past, Present & Future - presented by John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies, Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation provides... Presentation available in the "Members Only" Section.

May 6, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Frantl Industries Inc.

NFCA Welcomes Frantl Industries Inc., Sussex, WI, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

April 30, 2019 - Chicago Gets a New Building Code

NFCA was honored to participate in the Code Development Process. Chicago modified the International Building Code to make it meet the demands of the City. Chicago’s fire-resistance codes result in safe buildings.

April 23, 2019 - NFCA April E-News

NFCA April E-News is available by clicking here. NFCA Orlando, Safety Information, Webinar on Thermal Barriers, NFCA Shirts, New Members and more!

April 16, 2019 - NFCA at Worcester Polytecnic Institute

NFCA's Bill McHugh and John Taglienti spoke at the CSI Worcester Chapter Meeting held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Thanks to NFCA Members GCP Applied Technologies and Albi Protective Coatings for donating time and material for the real time fire test demo where attendees were able to see first hand how Intumescent Fire-Resistive Material and Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material react over different building materials.

April 15, 2019 - NFCA Orlando Conference

All presentations are available in the Members Only Section. Event Photos are under the Resources Tab/Photo Albums.

April 2, 2019 - NFCA @ ASTM Denver

NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh was able to comment at ASTM’s Member Luncheon, thanking ASTM President Kathy Morgan for ASTM’s staff, process, and open discussion on critical industry issues.

April 1, 2019 - NFCA Fireproofing Safety Information

Now available in the Members Only Section. This information focuses specifically on the safety and hazard/risk conditions and environments face by fireproofing applicators, and how to reduce their risk for injury on the worksite.

2019 NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference - March 20-22, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. Presentations available in the Members Only Section.

March 14, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Member

NFCA Welcomes PAL Environmental Services Long Island City, NY , as a NFCA Contractor Member

March 13, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Member

NFCA Welcomes Thermo Tec Insulation, Euclid, OH, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

March 12, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes New Interim Contractor Member

NFCA Welcomes Low Country Firestop, Boca Raton, FL as a Interim Contractor Member.

March 11, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Members

NFCA Welcomes PCC Contracting, Inc., Schenectady, NY, and RG Insulation, Denver, CO, as NFCA Contractor Members. We look forward to meeting everyone in Orlando!

March 5, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Tehilla Construction Ltd

NFCA Welcomes Tehilla Construction Ltd., Edmonton, AB, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

February 27, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Cassidy Painting

NFCA Welcomes Cassidy Painting, Inc., Wilmington, DE, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

February 26, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Mader Construction

NFCA Welcomes Mader Construction Co., Inc., Elm, NY, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

February 20, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes GLS Spray Services

NFCA Welcomes GLS Spray Services, Poway, CA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Feb. 15, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Mackenzie Painting Co.

NFCA Welcomes Mackenzie Painting Co., Stratford, CT, as a NFCA Contractor Member. 

Feb. 14, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes Fireproofing Estimation Services

NFCA Welcomes Fireproofing Estimation Services as a NFCA Associate Member.

February 13, 2019 - NFCA Welcomes GA Fire Proofing, LLC

NFCA Welcomes GA Fire Proofing, LLC, Marietta, GA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

 

2018

December 27, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Diversified Thermal, Inc.

NFCA Welcomes Diversified Thermal, Inc., Houston, TX, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

December 11, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Envirotherm Insulators Ltd

NFCA Welcomes Envirotherm Insulators Ltd, Yoho, NB, Canada, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

December 10, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes 7800 Solutions, LLC

NFCA Welcomes 7800 Solutions, LLC, Athens, GA, as a NFCA Associate Member.

December 6, 2018 - NFCA Webinar Series 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST

"Fireproofing 101" Back to Basics Part II: UL Special Topics

Join NFCA and Phil Mancuso, Senior Technical Services Manager, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL, for the second part of our Back to Basics Series. Webinar is available to view inthe NFCA Members Only Section.

December 4, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes New Members!

NFCA Welcomes Action Spray On Systems, Orlando, FL and True Fireproofing, Denver, CO, as NFCA Contractor Branch Members.

November 6, 2018 - NFCA November Enews

NFCA November Enews is available by clicking here. NFCA Webinar, Safety, Code Hearings Update, NFCA Update, Orlando and more!

Oct. 31, 2018 - NFCA Webinar Series 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST

"Fireproofing 101" Back to Basics Part I:

How to Select a UL Design - Join NFCA and Phil Mancuso, Senior Technical Services Manager, ISOLATEK INTERNATIONAL, as we go back to basics. In this part of the series, we are going to 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.

October 24, 2018 - NFCA Contractor Branch Membership

NFCA Welcomes Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, Denver, CO, as a NFCA Contractor Branch Member.  NFCA Branch Membership is $250 per year and includes 2 free state listings.  Contractors with more than one location should take advantage of this NFCA member benefit! 

October 24, 2018 - NFCA Requested Interpretation from ICC

NFCA requested an interpretation of Table 601 for a Multi-Story Project with Type 1B Construction. Check out this interpretation on the Resources Page– another resource from NFCA.

October 9, 2018 - NFCA October Enews

NFCA October Enews is available by clicking here. NFCA Webinar, Fire Prevention Week, CAP Training, Orlando and more!

October 7-13 - Fire Prevention Week

Fire prevention saves lives and provides a safer work and home environment. Fire Prevention Week is a good time to check your smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and review or establish a fire prevention plan.  Go to www.firepreventionweek.org for a wealth of tools and information.

Oct. 5, 2018 - Grand Opening OPCMIA

Congratulations to OPCMIA on the grand opening of the OPCMIA International Fireproofing Training Center, the first of its kind in North America, located in Merrillville, IN.

Sept. 27, 2018 - NFCA Free Webinar Series 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST

"Fireproofing Patching & Building/Fire-Codes

Join NFCA Executive Director Bill McHugh and Graco's Danny Carrillo, Business Development Manager for ToughTek Mortar Equipment, as they talk about Fireproofing Patching and Building/Fire-Code.  Webinar now available to view in the NFCA Members Only Section.

NFCA Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar Denver

Tuesday, September 25th, the Warwick Hotel, Denver, CO.

Over 100 people attended this day of Fire-Resistance in Buildings education. Thank you to the NFCA Membership who make this possible. Special Thanks to NFCA Manufacturer Supplier Member Sponsors: Albi Protective Coatings, Carboline, GCP Applied Technologies, Hilti, Isolatek International and Sherwin Williams. All Seminar presentations are available to view in the NFCA Members Only Section.

September 19, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes TruTeam

Welcome TruTeam, Daytona Beach, FL, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

September 12, 2018 - NFCA September Enews

NFCA September Enews ia available by clicking here. NFCA Denver Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar; Codes and Standards Update; Safety Tip of the Month and more.

August 29, 2018 - Island Diversified Inc.

Congratulations to Island Diversified, Calverton, NY for becoming a NFCA Accredited Contractor. Island Diversified has earned the SFRM And IFRM Accreditations.

Elevate your company by becoming a NFCA Accredited Contractor. Next training March 18-20 in Orlando, FL.


August 22, 2018 - Spray Foam over Applied Fireproofing

NFCA gets questions about application of Spray Polyurethane Foam and other insulations over Spray Fire-Resistant Materials and Intumescent Fire-Resistant Materials frequently. This UL Bulletin states that the application has not been tested. Click here to check it out.

August 21, 2018 - Table 601 2018 International Building Code

Click here to read an interpretation of Table 601, Footnote b, of the 2018 International Building Code. Take note of the last sentence in paragraph 3 "a rating would still be required for any columns."

August 15, 2018 - NFCA August Enews

NFCA August Enews ia available by clicking here. NFCA Denver Fire-Resistance in Buildings Seminar; Codes and Standards Update; Safety Tip of the Month and more.

Aug. 3, 2018 - Welcome to NFCA

NFCA Welcomes Sound Fire & Life Safety Inspection Services, LLC, Rio Rancho, NM as a NFCA Associate Member.

July 26, 2018 - NFCA at NFPA Meeting

NFCA had a great showing at the NFPA Fire Protection Features Committee Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. NFCA was able to get the committee to agree to add that SFRM and IFRM Fireproofing is to be installed to listings and manufacturers installation instructions. (3 separate Fireproofing Proposals).

July 13, 2018 - NFCA July Enews

NFCA July Enews ia available by clicking here. NFCA Announces 2019 Fireproofing Educational Conference & Meeting to be held March 20-22, 2019, at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL.  NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program Training will be held March 18-20, prior the conference.

July 12, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Accu1 Direct Inc

NFCA welcomes Accu1 Direct Inc, East Longmeadow, MA, as a NFCA Associate Member.  Accu1 manufactures Fireproofing Equipment and has been in business for over 30 years.  Click here for more information.

July 1, 2018 - NFCA is Active

NFCA has submitted NFPA Code Proposals, ICC Code Public Comments, participated at a Fire-Resistance Symposium in Bogota, Columbia and are working on the NFCA Fireproofing Book. And, we communicate with many members and interested specifiers and building code officials daily.

June 15, 2018 - NFCA with AISC

NFCA President Jonathan Wohl and Vice President Martin Rodriguez travelled to New Orleans and gave NFCA input to the American Institute of Steel Constructions’ “Innovation Conference”. The report of the meeting stated that AISC wants to study Performance Based Design in more detail. Look for a session on Performance Based Design from NFCA in the future.

June 7, 2018 - NFCA June Enews

NFCA June Enews is available by clicking here. See NFCA Safety Tip of the Month from John Taglienti, East Coast Fireproofing; UL's announcement; NFCA ICC Code Proposal Update and more!  June is National Safety Month - think Safety!

May 25, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Plasterers' Local 200

NFCA welcomes Plasterers' Local 200, Pomona, CA, as a NFCA Associate Member.

May 15, 2018 - NFCA Free Webinar Series 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

"Best Practices & Overall Equipment Safety"

Join NFCA and Lowell Knott (LK), Technical Services, Hy-Flex Corp., as LK discusses equipment maintenance best practices and safety. Webinar and presentation now available in the "Members Only" Section.

April 24, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes PureFoam Roofing & Insulation

Welcome PureFoam Roofing & Insulation, Shelbyville, KY, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

April 17, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes A & A Firelok Barrier Systems

Welcome A & A Firelok Barrier Systems, Kingsport, TN, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

March 20, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Olympic Companies, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Olympic Companies, Inc., Waukesha, WI as a NFCA Contractor Branch Member.

March 16, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes New Interim Contractor Member

NFCA welcomes KC Spray Foam & Coatings LLC, Olathe, KS, as NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

March 9, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes New Interim Contractor Member

NFCA welcomes Ace Insulation Services, Inc., El Paso, TX, as NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

March 7, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes New Interim Contractor Member

NFCA welcomes Select Spray Systems, Salem, NH as NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

March 6, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Members!

NFCA welcomes Interior/Exterior Specialist, Scotts Mills, OR and

Isolation 4 Saisons, Repentigny, Quebec, as NFCA Contractor Members.

Feb. 27, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Southwest Specialty Coatings, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Southwest Specialty Coatings, Inc., North Las Vegas, NV, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Feb. 22, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes EastCoast Applicators, Inc.

NFCA welcomes EastCoast Applicators, Inc., Palm Bay, FL as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Feb. 14, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Thermospray of Lexington, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Thermospray of Lexington, Inc., Lexington, KY, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Feb. 12, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Olympic Companies, Inc.

NFCA welcomes Olympic Companies, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Feb. 2, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes D^2 Fireproofing Solutions

NFCA welcomes D^2 Fireproofing Solutions, Manhattan, MT, as a NFCA Associate Member.

Jan. 24, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes Ecofoam Insulation Ltd.

NFCA welcomes Ecofoam Insulation Ltd., Bay Roberts, NL, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Jan. 23, 2018 - NFCA Free Webinar Series "UL Fire Resistance Testing & What it Means to You"

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 the Members Only Section.

Jan. 22, 2018 - NFCA Welcomes QCA Building Envelope LTD

NFCA welcomes QCA Building Envelope LTD, Winnipeg, MB, as a NFCA Associate Member.

 

2017

Dec. 18, 2017 - NFCA Welcomes V&C Drywall Contractors Inc.

NFCA welcomes V&C Drywall Contractors Inc., Kapolei, HI, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Dec. 14, 2017 - Geopolymer Solutions LLC

NFCA welcomes Geopolymer Solutions LLC as a NFCA Manufacturer Supplier Member

Dec. 14, 2017 - NFCA Welcomes C.M. Morris Group, Inc.

NFCA welcomes C.M. Morris Group, Inc., Deerfield, WI, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Dec. 12. 2017 - NFCA met with the American Institute of Steel Construction to build a relationship to promote fire-resistance rated steel buildings. Watch for more in 2018.

Nov. 30, 2017 - NFCA Welcomes Quikspray Inc.

NFCA welcomes Quikspray Inc., Port Clinton, OH, as a NFCA Associate Member.

Nov. 27, 2017 - NFCA Welcomes Woods' Fireproofing Inc.

NFCA welcomes Woods' Fireproofing Inc., Parkton, MD, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

Nov. 15, 2017 - NFCA Webinar Series "Fireproofing Injection Systems"

Carol Schary, President & Owner and Valentin Esaulenko, Technical Manager, Nathan Kimmel Company, present on Fireproofing Injection Systems. Presentation available in the Members OnlySection.

Sept. 22, 2017 - NFCA's Fireproofing Symposium in Chicago a big hit. Thanks to UL for the tour.   

2016

Sept. 14, NFCA Free Webinar Series -

How to Build a Successful Safety Policy presented by Roger Tickner, Tickner & Associates, Richmond Hill, ON. Webinar available in the Members Only section.

Sept. 2 - NFCA Welcomes Ryder Insulation, Inc.

Ryder Insulation, Inc., Houston, TX, as a NFCA Contractor Member. 

Sept. 2 - Congratulations to PCI Seattle Interior,

Woodinville, WA, for becoming IFRM and SFRM Accredited through NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program

August 31, NFCA Free Webinar Series

Substitution of Beams - Join NFCA and John Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies, on Wednesday, August 31st at 1:00 pm CST.

August 8 - Congratulations to EdanShield Construction Inc.,

Bradford, ON, for becoming IFRM and SFRM Accredited through NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program

NFCA CELEBRATES 101 MEMBERS

July 15 - Congratulations! To the Newest NFCA IFRM and SFRM Accredited Contractors

ACME Fireproofing & Insulation, Fairmont City, IL

Commercial Fireproofing & Insulation, Dallas, TX

Donalco Western Inc., Edmonton, AB

TRUE Fireproofing Company, Tulsa, OK

June 30 - Congratulations!

ML McDonald Sales Company, Watertown, MA

The newest NFCA IFRM and SFRM Accredited Contractor.

June 28 - Congratulations!

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, Round Rock,TX

For becoming IFRM and SFRM Accredited through NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program.

June 16 - NFCA Welcomes National Firestop

National Firestop, Winnipeg, MB is NFCA's newest contractor member. 

NFCA CELEBRATES 101 MEMBERS!

June 8 - Welcome C J Spray -

NFCA welcomes C J Spray, Eagan, MN, as a NFCA Associate Member - AND - NFCA's 100th Member! 

June 6 - Welcome J & M Services -

J & M Services, Garden Grove, CA, NFCA's newest Associate Member, an equipment manufacturer and maker of the of J & M Mini Sprayer.

June 1 - Congratulations to PCI Los Angeles Interior

For becoming IFRM and SFRM Accredited through NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program.

June 1 - NFCA Contractor becomes SFRM Accredited

Congratulations to The Harver Company, Oswego, OR, NFCA SFRM Accredited Contractor.

May 27 - Two NFCA Contractors become IFRM and SFRM Accredited

Congratulations to Alltrin Ltd., Trinidad; and South Altantic Fireproofing Enterprise, Greensboro, SC; who have successfully completed the requirements of NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program.

May 24 - NFCA's Founding Executive Director Hugh Dudley

received an award of excellence from NFCA President John Taglienti.  Hugh laid a great base of programs for NFCA to build on.

John Taglienti, NFCA President, East Coast Fireproofing; Gary Kratos, Isolatek International; Hugh Dudley, Former NFCA Executive Director; Bret Simpson, GCP Applied Technologies; and Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director

May 11th - NFCA Webinar

20 Ft. Rule; Ways to deal with cold weather application; How to compete against non-certified products; the "Top 10 List" continued....

FOR SALE - Click here and check out the new For Sale Section for NFCA Contractor Members!

May 3 - NFCA's 1st Contractor Member from United Arab Emirates

Welcome Rise & Shine Insulation & Fire Protection LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

April 28 - Welcome Hoyer-Warner

Hoyer-Warner, Bensenville, IL is NFCA's newest Associate Member.

April 26 - NFCA's work at the ICC's Code Development Hearings in Louisville, KY, for the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code went well. The Fire Code Committee gave some great pointers on how to public comment NFCA's proposalto identify the fireproofing installed in buildings. Look for NFCA's Code Committee to get involved on this one and submit a comment in late July.  Join NFCA now to be part of the action!.

April 21 - NFCA Welcomes Southern Insulation, Inc., Hyattsville, MD as a NFCA Contractor Member.  NFCA Members make NFCA happen!

April 15 - NFCA's Dallas Educational Conference Presentations have been posted to the Members Only Section at NFCA-online.org.  Members, check them out now.  Not a member? Contact Sandy@NFCA-online.org to join today and catch up on the knowledge.

April 8 - NFCA Fireproofing Week in Dallas - Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 NFCA Fireproofing Conference!

Over 70% of NFCA Contractor Membership, along with Manufacturer Suppliers and Associate NFCA Members, gathered for a great week in Dallas!  Go to News/Events page to read all about it. 

March 28 - NFCA Welcomes

Firespray Insulation LTD, Scarborough, ON

T.F. Nugent Inc., New York, NY

as NFCA Contractor Members

March 23 - NFCA Welcomes New Members!

Quikspray, Inc., Port Clinton, OH, as a NFCA Associate Member

Spray-On Foam & Coatings Inc, Brush Prairie, WA, as a NFCA Contractor Member

March 22 - NFCA Welcomes Ener-Spray Commercial Contracting, Rocky View, AB and Ener-Spray Pacific, Port Coquitlam, BC, as NFCA Contractor Members.

March 15 - NFCA Welcomes Cornerstone Coatings, Commerce City, CO, as a NFCA Interim Contractor Member.

March 14 - NFCA Welcomes Dyer Insulations Inc., Rockaway, NJ, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

March 3 - NFCA Welcomes Island Diversified, Calverton, NY, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

March 1 - NFCA Welcomes M.L. McDonald Sales Company LLC, Watertown, MA, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

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.

February 25 - Welcome!  New NFCA Contractor Members

Commercial Fireproofing & Insulation, Dallas, TX

Performance Contractor Inc. Seattle Interior

Portland Interior

Los Angeles Interior

Superior Industrial Insulation Co., Cleveland, OH

February 19 - Upstate Specialty Coatings, LLC.

NFCA Welcomes new contractor member Upstate Specialty Coatings, LLC, Rochester, NY

February 12 - Congratulations Nathan Kimmel Company

Nathan Kimmel Company is celebrating 60 Years of Dependable Service.  NFCA celebrates Nathan Kimmel Company for their support and dedication to NFCA and the Fireproofing Industry.  Nathan Kimmel Company has been a NFCA since 2009.

February 10 - EdanShield Construction Inc.

NFCA Welcomes new contractor member EdanShield Construction of Bradford, Ontario, Canada. 

February 4 - Grace's Construction Products

and Darex Packaging Technologies join together to form a publicly traded company called GCP Applied Technologies Inc., which is completely independent of W.R. Grace & Co.  For complete information go to gcpat.com.

February 3 - UL's Communication clears up a lot.

Look for more on this key issue shortly. Proper Application of Steel Beam Load Restriction Factors to UL Designs

February 1 - Welcome NFCA Contractor Member

The Harver Company, Lake Oswego,OR. Now is a great time to join and support your fireproofing industry!

January 19 - Welcome New Contractor Member

K Building Specialties Inc., North Kansas City, MO. This brings NFCA Membership to 50 Contractors, 10 Contractor Branch Locations, 13 Associate Members and 4 Manufacturer Supplier Members, totalling 77!

January 1 - Happy New Year 2016!

Time to renew your NFCA Membership!  Not a Member? Time to join! 

December 30 - NFCA Membership Continues to Grow

NFCA Welcomes new Associate Member Hardline Services, Fullerton, CA.

December 30 - UL Communication -

Proper Application of Steel Beam Load Restriction Factors to UL Designs

2015

December 18 - NFCA Year End Webinar - Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director will share an overview of NFCA's ...

December 17 - ICC's Board of Directors annouced a process to finalize the Public Comment Hearing votes. Visit ICC's Code Development Website for details.

December 1 - Help fill the need and GIVE this Holiday Season!

Visit Toys for Tots to donate toys and/or money and help brighten someone's Holiday Season in your local community.

Happy Holidays from NFCA!

November 10 - Passive Fire Protection Seminar, Tarrytown, NY

NFCA hosted 56 Architects, Specifiers, Building Code Officials, Fire Marshals and Fireproofing Contractors at the Passive Fire Protection Seminar in Tarrytown.  The program was very well received.

November 6 - NFCA Continues to Grow!

Welcome New Contractor Member F. J. Construction, Mississauga, Ontario. 

November 1 - Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing

NFCA Welcomes Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, Round Rock, TX, as a NFCA Contractor Member, AND Alpha Insuluation & Waterproofing, Marietta, GA, as a NFCA Contractor Branch Member.

October 15 - NFCA Monitoring Structural Load Calculation Methods - NFCA is monitoring the emerging issue of structural steel load calculation methodologies and the effect on selection of appropriate UL Designs.  Please see this article from the American Institute of Steel Construction for more information. Join NFCA Now & take full advantage of NFCA Member Benefits. Complete your membership application TODAY!

October 8 - NFCA Webinar: "SAFETY" for Fireproofing Contractors

Frank Marino, CSP, Vice President of Safety Check, Inc., discusses current views from OSHA and OHSA Can, fireproofing scaffold safety, fall protection and more. This presentation is available in the "Members Only" section.

September 23 - NFCA Board of Directors in Chicago

NFCA's Board of Directors met in Chicago for their bi-annual meeting to discuss industry needs, NFCA prioities and actions for the new year.

August 11 - NFCA Webinar Fireproofing Special Inspections & Contractor Compliance

Bill McHugh, NFCA Executive Director, reviewed important changes and information for fireproofing contractors from the IBC 2009, 2012, 2015 Chapter 17 Special Inspections.  This presentation is available in the "Members Only" section.

July 29 - Donalco Western Inc.

NFCA Welcomes Donalco Western Inc.'s Calgary and Edmonton locations as NFCA Contractor Branch Members.  Donalco, Inc., Toronto has been a NFCA Contractor Member since 2004. 

July 28 - WESTERN INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD.

NFCA Welcomes WESTERN INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD., Winnipeg, MB, as a NFCA Contractor Member.

July 14 - NDI Construction, Memphis, TN

NDI Construction, Memphis, TN is the newest NFCA Contractor Member, investing in the fireproofing industry!

July 10 - Welcome Versatile Coatings, Inc., Azusa, CA

NFCA welcomes Versatile Coatings, Inc., Azusa, CA as a NFCA Contractor Member.

June 29 - NFCA Membership Continues to Grow

NFCA Welcomes new Associate Member PDQuipment, Oregon City, OR.

June 24 - Welcome New NFCA Assoicate Member

The Donnelly Co., Inc., Victor, NY. Go to The Donnelly Co. NFCA Member Lisitng to learn what they have to offer!

June 23 - NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program Welcomes

ADLER Fireproofing, Edmonton, AB. ADLER is the eighth NFCA Contractor Member to become accredited in 2015.

June 22 - NFCA Associate Member Graco Inc.

Acquires Machine Technologies and will add their pumps and mixers to the product portfolio of Graco's Applied Fluid Technologies Division.

June 15 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Member

Sobie Company, Inc., Caledonia, MI.

June 10 - NFCA Webinar - Equipment Maintenance

NFCA thanks NFCA Member LK Knott, Hy-Flex Corp. Technical Services for a informative and well recieved seminar on fireproofing equipment maintenance and safety.  This presentation is available in the "Members Only" section. 

May 19 - Watch for NFCA Webinars coming soon!

One hour educational sessions on indsutry topics such as equipment maintenance, code changes, SFRM & IFRM products and inspections.  The first webinar will be held June 10, 2015.  Watch for registration and webinar details to come!

May 7, 2015 - NFCA Welcomes

Advanced Fireproofing & Insulation Co., Spokane Valley, WA, as the newest NFCA SFRM & IFRM Accredited Contractor.

April 30 - NFCA CAP Continues to grow! Congratulations

Bradshaw and Associates, Inc., Anchorage, AK and

Western Partitions, Inc., Tigard, OR

on your IFRM and SFRM Contractor Accreditations

April 20 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Member

Safway Services, LLC, Nashville, TN

April 16 - NFCA Welcomes New Contractor Member

ALLTRIN Limited, St. James, Trinidad

April 15 - Congratulations to the following NFCA Accredited Contractors, for achieving NFCA Accreditation -

Donalco Inc., Toronto, Ontario,

NFCA IFRM and SFRM Accredited Contractor

Gunnlaugson Spray-On (2010) Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba,

NFCA IFRM and SFRM Accredited Contractor

Long Painting Company, Kent, WA,

NFCA IFRM Accredited Contractor

April 9 - NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference - The sun was shining on the Fireproofing Industry all week long!  Go to News/Events to read all about it. All conference presentations are available in the Members Only Section.

April 1 - The number of NFCA Accredited Contractors continues to grow!  Congratulations to Fireproofing Pros, Inc., Richmond, VA and Fred Shearer & Sons, Inc., Beaverton, OR, both NFCA Contractor Members who have earned the NFCA SFRM and IFRM Accreditation.

March 11-13, 2015 -

NFCA Fireproofing Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

March 5 - Welcome New NFCA Assoicate Member

Western Equipment Manufacturer, Corona, CA

February 12 - Welcome New NFCA Associate Member

Graco Inc., Minneapolis, MN

February 5 - Welcome New NFCA Contractor Members

Adler Fireproofing, Edmonton AB

Advanced Fireproofing & Insulation, Spokane Valley, WA

BEK of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Schmitt Contracting Inc.

January 28 - Welcome New NFCA Members

John C. Lowery, Inc., Freeville, NY

Oak Creek Consolidated / Oak Creek Industrial, Frankfort, IL

January 14 - Welcome New NFCA Supplier Member

Sherwin-Williams

January 8 - Welcome New NFCA Contractor Member

Long Painting Company, Kent, WA

2014

Dec. 10 2014 - Welcome New NFCA Contractor Member

Bradshaw and Associates, Inc., Anchorage, AK

Nov. 25, 2014 - Welcome New NFCA Contractor Members!

Fireproofing Pros, Inc., Richmond, VA

Phillips Interior Exterior Systems, Freeburg, IL

Spray-Rite, LLC, Brooklyn NY

Western Partitions, Inc., Tigard, OR

2015 Membership Invoices have been sent. Your 2015 Contractor Membership includes one FREE Attendee to the March Fireproofing Conference.

March 9-13, 2015 - NFCA's Fireproofing Educational Conference, Annual Meeting & Contractor Accreditation Program Training - Join NFCA at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ, for this "Fireproofing Industry" Event! 

Oct. 1, 2014 - NFCA's Board of Directors met Sept. 23 & 24 to chart the course for NFCA's Future.  Look for updates to documents, developments, and more each month at NFCA.

Sept. 15, 2014 - NFCA's Membership Drive has us talking to many prospective members.  We're looking forward to meeting them in March at the NFCA Annual Meeting.

August 4, 2014 - Much is going on planning NFCA's Fall '14 and Spring '15 activities.  Plus, we're reaching out via email and personal calls during NFCA's 2014 Membership Drive.

July 17, 2014 - NFCA's Board and Committees keep working between Conferences. The Accreditation and Technical Committees are having discussions via teleconference and Board meets in September. Want to make a difference in the industry? Join NFCA.

July 16, 2014 - NFCA's website has a brand new look, functionality and more.  We're putting finishing touches on several different pages. Check back to see current news, updates and resources.  

July 7, 2014 - NFCA's New Website is coming. Check it out next week!

June 15, 2014 - Several NFCA Contractors were Accredited in June.  Check them out at the NFCA Accredited Contractor page.

May 5, 2014 - NFCA's Contractor Accreditation Program continues to gain contractors who go for the accreditation.  The program brings value through education and quantified knowledge through the exams.  Join NFCA and take the SFRM or IFRM Fireproofing Exams later this fall.  Watch NFCA-online.org for dates.

April 23, 2014 - NFCA on a roll and membership is growing! 

Welcome new Contractor Members:

  • Century Contracting, Inc., Charlotte, NC
  • Great Northern Insulation Services, Woodstock, Ontario
  • Nevell Group, Inc., Brea, CA

Welcome new Associate Members:

  • Advanced Estimating Systems, Delray Beach, FL
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems, West Chester, OH

Watch for more new Members as NFCA grows throughout the year!

April 11, 2014 - What a great conference NFCA had in New Orleans, LA the week of March 21-26.  Check out NFCA's Conference presentations in the NFCA Meetings section, NFCA-online.org.

March 7, 2014 - There is still time to register for the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program Education / Exams and the NFCA Annual Conference. Email us for more info.

February 19, 2014 - NFCA Canada Members!  Don't miss the Canada Committee Breakout during the NFCA Conference Thursday morning!

February 17, 2014 - NFCA Conference Alert!  The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office Cheif Architect Joe Delaune is speaking about passive fire resistance's role in Life Safety. Sign up now for the NFCA Annual Conference.

February 14, 2014 - NFCA Annual Conference Flash!  The American Society of Healthcare Engineers' (ASHE) Jonathan Flannery speaks Friday at the Conference.  Don't miss this program on what a healthcare facility expects from a SFRM/IFRM Fireproofing Contractor.

Febrary 3, 2014 - NFCA's Annual Conference & Education Week is coming up quickly.  Registrations are rolling in and speakers preparing for you to attend and participate. Don't miss the conference. Email NFCA for info.

February 1, 2014 - NFCA renewals for several firms are in the mail.  Renew today to support the NFCA efforts to build programs that result in better fireproofing installations.

January 17, 2014 - NFCA's Annual Conference - March 24-28, New Orleans

The Contractor Accreditation Program SFRM and IFRM Education Sessions Monday afternoon & Tuesday prepare you for the SFRM/IFRM Exams Wednesday. 

NFCA's Annual ConferenceThursday & Friday feature dynamic speakers:

  • • UL's Primary Designated Engineer for Fire Resistance Luke Woods & UL Qualified Contractor Program's Matthew Schumann
  • • Isolatek's Dave Dratnol on Code Issue
  • • NFCA Committee Meeting
  • • NFCA Annual Membership Meeting & NFCA Member Awards Banquet
  • • ....And much more.

Finish a great NFCA week at noon or stay the weekend in N'awlins. NFCA's special rate is $190/night at the Renaissance Arts Hotel. Make reservations online, or call 877-622-3056. Hotel Room Reservation Deadline, Feb. 25.

Watch NFCA-online.org for an NFCA Agenda, NFCA Golf Outing, NFCA Conference Sponsorships and more, next week.

December 21, 2013 - NFCA Announces New Executive Director

The NFCA is pleased and excited to announce the appointment of our new executive director, Bill McHugh.  With extensive management experience with industry associations, expertise in code development, and contacts throughout the fireproofing/firestopping industry, he is an abundantly qualified and highly skilled leader that will move the NFCA forward.  By leading growth of the organization both in size and scope, Bill will elevate the NFCA in its mission to educate contractors and inspectors, recognize contractor excellence, and develop industry standards that promote the SFRM industry to the great benefit of its members and the life safety needs of the general public.

The NFCA owes tremendous gratitude to Hugh Dudley, our respected founder and original executive director for over a decade.  Hugh has retired to spend more time with his wife and family.  During his tenure, Hugh created, led and promoted the association and the industry with dedication and skill.  He established industry standards, educational programs and events, and multiple contractor accreditation programs.  Hugh was not only a leader but a great team player who always listened to member concerns and worked very hard to deliver whatever result would most benefit the association, the members, and the greater public good.  Hugh will remain a resource to the NFCA in the near term.  The association will carry his vision forward while never forgetting his many, many contributions and steady, professional leadership.

December 10, 2013 - Plasterers Local 31 and UL Join NFCA

The NFCA is pleased to have the Plasterers Local 31 located in Munhall, PA and Underwriters Laboratories to join the NFCA as Associate Members.

The Plasterers Local 31 is represented by Douglas Taylor and joined to work toward developing training programs for its members who supply workers on fireproofing projects.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) located in Northbrook, IL is represented by Luke Woods. UL is very instrumental in approving fireproofing products and approving fire rated designs used by the industry. There interest is to work with the interest on technical issues affecting both UL and the industry.


Check out NFCA's Associate Members.

October 21, 2013 - NFCA Revises Bulletin 1001: Determination of Thickness of SFRM for Beams/Joists in Restrained Assemblies
Based on the IBC 2009 Building Code, Bulletin1001 has been revised to conform to the requirement that floor beams must have the same hourly fire rating as the assembly fire rating. That means that substitution of a 1-hour beam into a 2-hour Restrained Assembly is not allowed.Visit the Technical Information section of the NFCA web site (www.nfca-online.org) for a complete copy of the revised bulletin.

July 22, 2013 - Lawrence B. Wohl Inc. New IFRM Accredited Contractor

Lawrence B. Wohl, Inc. of Port Chester, NY is now an NFCA Accredited Contractor for IFRM. Jonathan Wohl recently completed the training sessions and passed the examinations as the DRI for the IFRM program under the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP). This contractor is already a SFRM Accredited Contractor

We welcome Lawrence B. Wohl Inc. as an Accredited IFRM Contractor. View their accreditation on this web site and contact them to discuss your needs.

July 17, 2013 - American Coatings Corp. New IFRM Accredited Contractor

American Coatings Corp. of Ashland, VA is the newest NFCA Accredited Contractor for IFRM. Stephen Winston recently completed the training sessions and passed the examinations as the DRI for the IFRM program under the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP).

We welcome American Coatings, Corp. as an Accredited IFRM Contractor. View their accreditation on this web site and contact them to discuss your needs.

July 8, 2013 - American Fireproofing , Inc. New Accredited Contractor

American Fireproofing, Inc. of Crown Point, IN is the newest NFCA Accredited Contractor for both SFRM and IFRM. Richard Hughes recently completed the training sessions and passed the examinations as the DRI for both IFRM and SFRM programs under the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP).

We welcome American Fireproofing , Inc.as an Accredited Contractor. View their accreditation on this web site and contact them to discuss your needs.

June 7, 2013 - MartinBros./Marcowall, Inc. New Accredited Contractor

MartinBros./Marcowall, Inc. of Gardena, CA is a NFCA Accredited Contractor for both SFRM and IFRM. Martin Rodriguez recently completed the training sessions and passed the examinations as the DRI for both IFRM and SFRM programs under the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP).

We welcome MartinBros./Marcowall as an Accredited Contractor. View their accreditation on this web site and contact them to discuss your needs.

May 24, 2013

Newkem Engineers Pvt Ltd Newest Accredited Contractor

Newkem Engineers Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, India is the newest NFCA Accredited Contractor for both SFRM and IFRM. Kush Sura, Newkem’s DRI, recently completed the training sessions for SFRM and IFRM and passed the examAccreditated Contractor. inations for both DRI programs. The expanding fireproofing opportunities in the Indian construction market lead to Newkem becoming interested in the NFCA programs.

We welcome Newkem as a NFCA Accredited Contractor. View their accreditation on this web site and contact them to discuss your needs.

May 15, 2013

PDQuipment Joins NFCA as Associate Member

PDQuipment located in Oregon City, OR joined the NFCA as an Associate member. Dennis Mills is the member contact. PDQuipment is the material sprayers one-stop-shop. From tarps, parts, pumps, and more, they will supply you with whatever you need to get the job done. They are a company that provides service and equipment to the United States and across the globe. With over 25 years of experience in the business we can be your purchasing agent.

Their web site is www.pdquipment.com. Welcome to the NFCA.

May 10 , 2013

New Officers and Board of Directors Elected

A new slate of officers and directors were elected during the NFCA business meeting in San Antonio on April 19, 2013. The 2013-2014 officers and directors are:

 

President

Paul Steele

Raymond-Southern California

Orange, CA

Vice President

Dean Lakely

T. J. Weis Contracting, Inc.

Lake St. Louis, MO

Treasurer

Bret Simpson

W.R. Grace & CO.

Cambridge, MA

Secretary

Mike Barker

Donalco, Inc.

Scarborough, ON

Director

Jose A. Lopez

AISLA Citec, Inc.

San Juan, PR

Director

Ron Van Frankfoort

Carboline, Inc.

St. Louis, MO

Director

Kurt Neff

Isolatek Corp.

Stanhope, NJ

Director

Mike Nehnevajsa

Easley & Rivers Inc.

Monroeville, PA

Director

John Taglienti

East Coast Fireproofing

Walpole, MA

Director

Howard Towler

Acme Fireproofing

Jenks, OK

Director

Bubba Winston

American Coatings, Inc.

Ashland, VA

Director

Jonathan Wohl

Lawrence B. Wohl

Port Chester, NY

 

April 14, 2013

Three New NFCA Members

Three new companies have joined the NFCA. The companies include contractors and associate members. The contractors are participating in both DRI training programs and attending the education conference in San Antonio. The associate member is an insurance broker. All have an interest in the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program (CAP). The members are:
Newkem Engineers pvt Ltd located in Mumbai, India joined to learn more about the SFRM and IFRM application since many projects are designed using UL Fire rated designs. This is the first international member for the NFCA. Mr. Kush Sura is company representative.

Toman Brothers, Inc. of San Antonio has been in the business of fire protection applications for the past 35 years. Their interest lies in the DRI program and its use in the market to help distinguish their company from others. Mr. Ross Toman is company representative.

Rueter Insurance of Philadelphia, PA joined to learn how they can improve their position in the Philadelphia fire rated market. They currently write many policies for construction projects. Mr. Joseph Rueter is company representative.

View their contact information on the “MemberLists” page of the NFCA web under “About NFCA”.

 

December 20, 2011
NFCA Forms Canadian Committee

The NFCA President, Mike Nehnevajsa, announces the formation of a Canadian Committee within the NFCA. Canada is covered by different structural engineering principles, a national code, and some differences in the UL product approvals. These differences need to be met by the committee who can focus the issues that Canadian contractors deal with on a daily basis. Don Falconer, President of Falconer Engineering & Testing located in Whitby, Ontario Canada has been appointed chairman. Don, an Associate Member of NFCA, has years of experience in the Canadian market first with A/D Fireproofing and recently with Carboline and their respective SFRM and IFRM products.

The first meeting of the committee will take place Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2012 during the NFCA Educational Conference to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Canadian contractors should contact the NFCA office if you desire to participate in this committee meeting. We also encourage discussing this committee formation with other Canadian contractors  and urge them to join the NFCA and participate in the March Committee meeting in Las Vegas

December 20, 2011

NFCA Announces Accredited Contractor Program

The NFCA announces an Accredited Contractor program for NFCA members who install Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM) and/or Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials (IFRM). The purpose of this program is to set a standard that requires an educational effort on the contractor’s part resulting in an improvement in application of industry products in accordance with agency product approvals and building code compliance. The heart of the program revolves around the contractor having at least one Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) in the contractor’s organization. The DRI must have participated in a NFCA DRI training program and passed an examination of the learned knowledge.  The NFCA training program and examination covers agency product approvals, agency design procedures for products, and the application of fire resistive materials in accordance with industry procedures. In addition, the DRI must continue learning through yearly educational requirements. The contractor must have been in business applying industry products for two years, received training in application of manufacturer’s products, and a member in good standing in the NFCA.

Two SFRM contractors, Easley & Rivers, Inc. of Monroeville, PA and Raymond-Southern California, Inc. of Orange, CA met the program requirements and have been awarded the NFCA SFRM Accredited Contractor logo.

Details of the program and how to participate may be found under the tab "NFCA Accredited Contractor". DRI training programs for SFRM and IFRM contractors will be held March 20-21, 2012 at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Check the DRI training announcement on this web site under NFCA News..

October 9, 2009

NFCA Announces Free Inspector Training for SFRM & Intumescent Products

The NFCA announces the availability of a free training program for inspectors who conduct special inspections of SFRM and Intumescent Materials. This program may be found in the ICC Inspector section of this web site along with operating instructions.

This training program was created to provide the tools necessary for a special inspector to properly conduct the inspection and testing of applied products in accordance with the IBC code requirements. The industry encourages the person completing the training to become a ICC Certified Inspector for SFRM and Intumescent materials. Information on how to become a ICC Certified Inspector is also on the instruction page.

The program covers the areas of code requirements, thickness testing, density testing, and bond strength testing for SFRM and thickness testing for Intumescent. All of this testing by a special inspector is required by code following the application of these products.

Should you have comments on the training program, contacts us via e-mail at Inspectortraining@nfca-online.com.

April 23, 2009

ICC Code Changes for 2009 International Fire Code Will Benefit Safety in Buildings

Several changes affecting Fireproofing will be published in the 2009 edition of the ICC International Fire Code.

  • • In 703.1, an annual visual inspection of accessible fire-resistance rated construction by the owner is required. Systems must be properly repaired, restored or replaced when damaged, altered, breached or penetrated. This change should increase the reliability of installed fireproofing throughout the life of a building.
  • • Section 403.18 requires the minimum bond strength of SFRM Fireproofing in high rise buildings to be as follows:
  • • When the height is more that 75 feet up to 420 feet, the minimum bond strength is 430 psf
  • • More than 420 feet the minimum bond strength is 1000psf

The changes will promote the use of products on these high risk buildings that meet the bond strength requirements now stated by the 2009 code.

  • • Table 503 – Allowable Height and Building Areas will have the height reduced by 1 story for Type III B buildings. More business, mercantile and storage buildings will fall under Type IIA which will require a 1 hour classification.
  • • Section 202 – Primary structural frame – Cross Bracing. This section increases the amount of cross bracing to be fireproofed with a change in definition. This section now includes the following: “Bracing members that are essential to the vertical stability of the primary structural frame under gravity loading shall be considered part of the primary structural frame whether or not the bracing member carries gravity loads.”

NFCA supports the work ICC's Membership did in code development cycles to improve safety in buildings using fire resistance rated construction.