Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
October 7, 2015
Industry News And Announcements
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The fall issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Some articles in this issue include:
THREAT SURVEY: SPFA Reveals Results of Industry Survey
CONSIDERING CANADA? Guide to Spraying Foam in Canuck Country
SPEAKING SENSIBLY: How to Address a Retrofit SPF Job Properly
SAFETY FIRST: OSHA Publishes New Standard for Confined Spaces
ASK THE EXPERT: Applying SPF on Concrete
Industry News and Announcements
>>OSHA Publishes Guide to Help Businesses Comply with New Standard
>>OSHA Extends Confined Spaces Enforcement for Those in Residential Work
>>RESNET to Adopt Procedures to Address Calculating HERS Index Scores for Smaller Homes
>>EPA’s Pollution Prevention and Toxics Website Has a New Name, Look, Address
>>Energy Department Announces State Energy Program National Evaluation Results
>>Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium Home Features Covestro SPF Insulation
>>90% of U.S. Homes Are Under Insulated, Study Says
>>Bees Can Be Real Threat to Roofers
>>Race to Zero Design Competition – Webinar on Oct. 20
>>ABAA Field Auditor Training in Texas - Registration Deadline Is Oct. 12
>>Energy Department Releases the Second Quadrennial Technology Review
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Pushes for Renewal of Energy-Efficient Building Tax Extenders
>>SPFA PCP Discussions in New Mexico - Next Step Takes Place Nov. 18
>>SPFA Participates in Inaugural AEC-ST Virtual Event
>>SPFA Launches New Membership Drive
Sprayfoam 2016 exhibit spaces are filling up fast and sponsorship opportunities are getting swooped up too! Please click here to see the Exhibitor Brochure and here for the Sponsorship Prospectus.
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SPFA Membership
>>Free Safety Webinars for SPFA Members
>>Updates on New Mexico's Proposed Regulatory Licensing Requirement
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
The first step is to decide which project(s) you're going to enter. Then head to www.sprayfoam.org to check out the Tips on Winning. Next, nominate your best project(s) using our online forms! Nominations for the Contractor Awards are due Dec. 4, 2015.
Winners will be announced Feb. 10, 2016, when SPFA sponsors the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo.
Federal/State Government News
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.
Volume XXIII, No. 29, Oct. 2, 2015
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>House Committee Approves Energy Bill – Now Contains Harmful Building Energy Codes Language
>Senate Democrats Unveil New Comprehensive Energy Legislation
>Congress Avoids a Government Shutdown – For Now
>US Department of Energy State Projects
>GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee to Meet in October
>DOE Publishes Proposals for 2018 IECC, Invites Stakeholders to Meeting
>DOE’s Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories to Meet in October
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Montgomery County, Maryland to Hold Benchmarking Law Amendments Hearing
Naylor Association Solutions
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Sponsorship Opportunities for SPFA PCP FIELD EXAMS During Sprayfoam 2016 -- Equipment, Materials and Supplies
>>Upcoming PCP Exam Prep Courses
Dr. Energy Saver
Health & Safety
Enforcement of the Confined Spaces in Construction standard published on May 4, 2015 for residential construction work has changed.
SPFA Member News & Services
Source: intechequipment.com / Keith Coultrap
If you have been contemplating the benefits of trying out the new Graco Reactor 2 Elite sprayer, InTech Equipment & Supply just introduced its new Trade-In 2 Upgrade program. If you have an old Graco, Gusmer,® GlasCraft® or competitive unit, you can trade it in to get credit toward the purchase of a new Graco Reactor 2 Elite. Ends Nov. 25, 2015.
Students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, will participate in a Digital and Analog Fabrication course this fall using Touch 'n Foam polyurethane sprayfoam products to create prototypes of marine boats. While sprayfoam is typically used for air sealing and insulating buildings, this class explores and employs methods for building with unique materials in non-traditional ways.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Updated Methodology for Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Building Energy Codes
>>2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) to Consolidate ICC, ASHRAE Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Energy & Advocacy News
>>DOE Releases Common Definition of Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses, and Communities
>>News from the Building Technologies Office
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
Johns Manville Insulation
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
Business Trends
>>Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work - Webinar Oct. 8
>>EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About The Switch to Chip Card Technology



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