October 22, 2015
Graco
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
CONTRACTOR AWARDS: COMMERCIAL WALL FOAM - Foam-Tech Insulation Service
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
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
 
Industry News and Announcements
>>ICC Public Comment Hearing Results Now Available
>>BPI's House of Horrors Gallery
>>Leaking Ductwork Can Cost You Hundreds of Dollars a Year
>>Home Improvement Sales—Still a Man’s World?
>>No Basis to Claim About Energy Efficient Homes and Asthma
>>A Policymaker's Guide to Scaling Home Energy Upgrades
>>Cold Climate Challenges Addressed in New Publication from ASHRAE
>>Energy Department Releases Report on U.S. Regional Vulnerabilities to Climate Change
>>Winners of Housing Innovation Awards
>>ChemView Contains Infomation on Over 12,000 Chemicals
>>OSHA Publishes Guide to Help Businesses Comply with New Standard
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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 Launches Membership Drive
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The breakout sessions for Sprayfoam 2016 will be released soon! Be sure to check out the top industry concerns and topics that YOU let us know are important to you. The summaries of each breakout session will be released in the upcoming issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine, the official magazine of SPFA and the only official magazine of Sprayfoam 2016.
In addition, Sprayfoam 2016 exhibit spaces are filling up fast and sponsorship opportunities are getting swooped up! Please click here to see the Exhibitor Brochure and here for the Sponsorship Prospectus.
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SPFA Membership
 
   
>>Free Safety Webinar on Ventilation for SPFA Members -- Nov. 4
>>Updates on New Mexico's Proposed Regulatory Licensing Requirement
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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If you've thought about entering the SPFA Contractor Industry Excellence Awards, now is the time. Here are the three steps to entering a project:
1. Decide which project(s) you're going to enter.
2. Head to www.sprayfoam.org to check out the Tips on Winning.
3. Nominate your best project(s) using our online forms
Nominations for the Contractor Awards are due Dec. 4, 2015 and you must be an SFPA member to enter. Winners will be announced Feb. 10, 2016, when SPFA sponsors the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo.
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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. 32, Oct. 19, 2015
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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
>DOE Publishes Proposals for 2018 IECC, Invites Stakeholders to Meeting
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SPF Tech
Source: Gaco Western / Will Parker
It's that time of year again when temperatures begin to drop overnight and mornings start out very cool. Leaving drums in a trailer overnight outside can drastically increase your start up time in the morning -- a cold drum below 60 degrees F takes a lot longer to warm up. It’s a good idea to keep your drums warm overnight in a heated environment from 70-80 degrees F.
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Naylor Association Solutions
SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
>>United Thermal Systems Achieves Status of "Accredited Contractor Company"
>>Sponsorship Opportunities for SPFA PCP FIELD EXAMS During Sprayfoam 2016
>>Upcoming PCP Exam Prep Courses
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Dr. Energy Saver
Health & Safety
Enforcement of the Confined Spaces in Construction standard published on May 4, 2015 for residential construction work has changed.
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Source: Georgia Construction Today / Howard Mavity
You know to take photos whenever an OSHA Compliance Officer takes shots, but what are some of the other recommendations commonly shared by labor lawyers?
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SPFA Member News & Services
Gaco Western’s new product, GacoFlex A4207 BleedTrap, was designed to protect silicone roofs from asphalt bleed-through. It is a single-component, water-based sealer for asphalt roofing.
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Graco introduced its new ToughTek Fireproofing Pumps for spray-applied fire resistive materials (SFRMs). ToughTek Pumps use piston pump technology to move cementitious fireproofing materials through long hose lengths.
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SprayWorks Equipment Group recently launched a revamped website at www.SprayWorksEquipment.com. This website will allow visitors to quickly navigate through products, industry information, and training.
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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
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update, Including DOE's Report on Climate-Specific Passive Building Standards
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Events
 
   
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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Business Trends
>>Social Media: 3 Reasons Why Your, as a Business Professional, Should Get Engaged
>>Why Have Apps Become Such a Powerful Force in Our Daily Media Lives? The Power of Habit.
>>Thinking About Starting a Business? What You Need to Know
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