April 19, 2016
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
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SPFA regularly gets calls from customers, designers, architects and others looking for straight answers to their questions on SPF. For this issue, the SPFA panel addressed the question, "How can I write my proposals so that I don't get into arguments with my customer over SPF thickness measurements?" To get the answer to this important industry concern, be sure to read "Ask the Expert" in the 1st Quarter Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional .
 
 
   
Whether you were able to attend or not, these PDFs from the Sprayfoam 2016 breakout sessions are invaluable resources.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Construction Employment Rises in 44 States and D.C. Between March 2015 and 2016
>>DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies
>>Fannie Mae Unveils "HomeStyle Energy" Mortgage
>>Google Home Services Test Expands to HVAC & Insulation
>>Home Improvement Catalyst: Bringing Energy Efficiency to More Homes Across America
>>Commission Recommends Energy Efficiency Requirements for Rental Homes
>>Energy Department Announces Funding to Train Engineers, Provide Energy Assessments for Small- and Medium-sized Manufacturers
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SPFA News and Announcements
 
   
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.
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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.
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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!
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
>>Update Your SPFA Directory Listing Online - Deadline June 1
>>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
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 51 - April 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:
-- Partisan Shifts Possible in Several Statehouses
-- Lou Cannon: Trump Endangers Republican Control of Statehouses
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Considers Bipartisan G.I. Bill STEM Extension Act
>Non-Aviation Tax Provisions – Including 179D – Dropped from FAA Reauthorization Bill
>NTIA Seeks Public Comment on Benefits, Challenges of the Internet of Things
>DOE Announces Funding to Support Applications for Data-Driven Energy Decision-Making in Local Governments
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Utah House Bill 316 Updates State Energy Code
>California PUC Publishes HVAC3 CQM Programs Final Report
>Energy Efficiency Legislation Advances in Illinois State Senate
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SPF Tech
 
   
In March 2016, the Spray Foam Coalition released a document intended to provide general guidance on ventilation during installation of interior applications of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in new residences and buildings and during renovation and weatherization projects in existing homes and buildings.
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Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
On a hot summer day, what happens when a breeze blows open your porch door? On a relaxing day at the gym, what happens when you open the door to the sauna? When you bake cookies for dessert, what happens when you open the oven door? In all of these situations, there is a natural flow and movement, as all of the components – liquid, air, moisture and heat, try to reach equilibrium by moving from high to low. Air moves from high pressure to low pressure, moisture or water vapor moves from high concentration to low concentration and heat moves from high temperature to low temperature.
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SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers; Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
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SPFA Member News & Services
Premium Spray Products - An Accella Brand, congratulates the awarding of two prestigious industry awards to San Francisco Bay Area sprayfoam roofing contractor, Wedge Roofing. Wedge Roofing, an approved contractor for Premium Spray Products was recently awarded the 2016 National Roofing Contractors Association Gold Circle Award for Innovative Solutions in Re-roofing and the SPFA Industry Excellence Award for best spray foam roof in the nation for 2016.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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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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Naylor Association Solutions
Business Trends
>>Are You Keeping ECommerce Info Safe?
>>New Small Business Technology Coalition Helps America’s Small Enterprises Go Digital
>>How to Become a Small Business Government Contractor of Choice
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