Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
April 5, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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In the previous issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional (Winter 2015) results of research being conducted with open cell foam installation were introduced. Per ongoing research being performed by Gaco Western, self-compressing polyurethane foam technology - when used along with a pre-installed membrane - has equated to better air quality during open cell foam installations. Detailed occupational exposure results for both the sprayer and the helper, which resulted from this study, are outlined in this article. Be sure to read SPF Research on Air Quality - Part 2 to see these results.
In May 2015, OSHA announced a new set of regulations for working in confined spaces on construction jobsites. These new regulations, which are based on the general industry regulations for confined spaces, will have an immediate impact for everyone working in areas such as attics and crawlspaces. After some delays, these new regulations are now being enforced. With help from a safety consultant, SPFA is now offering a four-part webinar series on construction confined spaces as a special edition of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series: Part 1 is April 15!
Industry News and Announcements
>>Home Innovation Seeks Builders for Study
>>Energy Department Announces $3 Million for Industry Access to High Performance Computing
>>ASHRAE Grant-In-Aid Funds Human Thermal Comfort Database Project
>>New Toolkit Dives Into Training Techniques
>>Are You Living in an ENERGY STAR Top 10 City?
>>2016 FMA/CNA Safety Award Winners Announced
>>U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Progresses During First Quarter
>>2016 Residential IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE
SPFA News and Announcements
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo was record-breaking in more ways than one. Check out some of the final numbers in the Show Daily. Also, visit the SPFA website, where speaker presentations will be posted shortly. Or, to check out the social side, search #SPFAShow on Twitter.
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 48 - March 21, 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:
-- Risks and Challenges of a Prolonged Supreme Court Vacancy
-- More States Oppose Obama Immigration Policy Than Support
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>DOE Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Announces Meetings, Seeks Public Comments
>Forecast of Average Unit Costs for Five Residential Energy Sources Released by DOE
>New Proposed Rule Announced to Amend Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers
International Activities
>UK House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee Releases Report on Home Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
>China Will Join US in Signing Paris Climate Agreement
>Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Discuss the Fight to Prevent and Mitigate Climate Change in European Cities
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
To truly understand how sprayfoam affects buildings and be able to teach this to your employees and customers, it helps to think a little about the fundamentals of building physics – or how buildings work. Taking this one step further, you should know the different control layers in a building separation, the purpose of these control layers and the natural flow of liquid, air, moisture and heat around a building.
SPFA Training & Certification
Any company that has at least one certified individual may use the SPFA PCP logo to promote both the program and their participation in the PCP. To participate is easy. Simply sign and return the attached PCP Logo Use Agreement to Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org and she’ll send you a logo to use. You’ll see in the terms of the agreement that our usage policy is clear: If a company is not in good standing with the PCP or does not have a certified individual, then the use of the logo is prohibited and SPFA will take the necessary actions to cease and desist the use of logo by anyone not authorized to use it.
Preferred Solutions Inc.
SPFA Member News & Services
Graco Inc. has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune Magazine. Graco ranked No. 10 on the internationally-recognized list, a ranking based on employees’ own assessments of the trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers. Out of the employees surveyed worldwide, 97% expressed great pride in Graco. Read the Great Place to Work review and Fortune Magazine article for details.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Naylor Association Solutions
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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