Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
January 19, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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A real concern of the design and construction community is problems with shrinkage of cellular plastic foam insulation. Laverne Dalgleish provides some insight as this relates to SPF in his article Excessive Shrinkage of Cellular Plastic Foam Insulation.
Spray polyurethane foam suppliers have come together to offer a one-time scholarship program reducing the cost for PCP Field Exams so they are FREE at Sprayfoam 2016.
Industry News and Announcements
>> Protecting Against Radon
>> SPF Foam Installer Training with ABAA -- Register by Feb. 8
>>The New Building Science Reality
>>8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon
>>Bending the Curve: Implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
>>Congress Passes $1.8 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill and $680 Billion Tax Extenders Package
SPFA News and Announcements
Not only is the Attendee Brochure now available, online registration for Sprayfoam 2016, February 8-11 in Orlando, has opened up and a pre-convention discount is in effect until Feb. 1! Hotel rooms are still available at Country Inn and Suites or Crowne Plaza. Both will have transportation with the Orlando Trolley to Sprayfoam 2016 at the Rosen Centre.
Based on a recent research project with SPFA and the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA), special enclosures for recessed luminaires may be a thing of the past. In December, NEMA published NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation. NEMA developed this standard to define a subset of insulation contact (Type IC) luminaires that are appropriate for use with polyurethane sprayfoam. This standard also provides requirements and recommendations for Type IC recessed luminaires intended for installation in contact with low-density and medium-density polyurethane foam thermal insulation.
>>Congress Passes Tax Extenders Package
>>FREE Safety Webinars for SPFA Members
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
Nominations for the SPFA Contractor Industry Excellence Awards are now closed! Winners will be announced Feb. 10, 2016, when SPFA sponsors the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo.
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Are you planning on attending the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo, Feb. 8-11 in Orlando? If you join SPFA as a member, your company will be able to register and exhibit at a discounted price!
>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 41 - Jan. 18, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- Guns, Drugs and Money Dominate Annual Slew of New State Laws
-- New State Laws Diverge on Guns and Voting Rights
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>>Congressional Democrats, Republicans to Plan Strategy at January Retreats
>>Curiously Uncertain Future for Senate Comprehensive Energy Bill
>>Final Rule Issued on Test Procedures for Certain Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment – ASHRAE Standard 37-2009 Incorporated by Reference
>>ASHRAE Standard 62.2 to be Discussed at Upcoming HUD Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Meeting
>>NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meets January 26-27
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Governors Inaugurated, Legislatures Convening for 2016 Sessions
>>State of Oregon Issues Rules on Asbestos
>>Texas Issues Summary of Public Comments on Energy Code Rules
SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
A wall is supposed to keep the outside out and the inside in. That is the way things are supposed to work. Check out the "perfect wall." We have our water control layer, our air control layer, our vapor control layer and our thermal control layer all in the right places. The wall dries outward from the vapor control layer and dries inward from the vapor control layer. All is right with the universe...
SPFA Training & Certification
>>BREAKING NEWS – FREE Field Exams at Sprayfoam 2016
>>Time to Renew PCP Credentials
Preferred Solutions Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: homeenergy.org
Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. Still, depending on the products or services you are attempting to market, the costs and complexity of executing a marketing campaign will vary depending on the product's marketability. Thus, if you are attempting to market energy efficiency as a package of services and products, then you need to focus on developing an in-depth marketing plan.
SPFA Member News & Services
Huntsman Corporation announced that a window and door material technology that its Polyurethanes division helped develop, in collaboration with Shanghai Collodin Material Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Owens Corning, has been named one of the 40 "Best Innovation Practices" in Shanghai.
Graco introduced the new ToughTek S340e Stucco Pump, which can spray stucco and EIFS materials -- from base coats to finish coats and air/water-resistive barrier materials.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
Naylor Association Solutions
Business Trends
>>The Power of Emotional Marketing
>>Start the New Year Off Right: 5 Resolutions for Better Business
>>Job Fulfillment Is the Key to Retention
>>15 Proven Tips to Help You Make Career-Enhancing Connections at Your Next Conference



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