Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
September 19, 2012
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SPFA News and Announcements

SPFA has partnered with the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) through a coalition to pursue extension of 25C energy efficiency tax credits. WDMA announces H.R. 6398, a bill in the House, to extend these credits.

SPFA met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and various other federal agencies on September 12, 2102, to provide an overview of the forthcoming SPF Professional Certification Program, and request a courtesy review and comment upon materials. The meeting and materials were met with great enthusiasm among participants. The SPF Professional Certification Program will be rolled out at the 2013 SPFA Annual Convention and Expo in February 2013.

SPFA met with the Building Product Issues Group of the NAHB Board during the NAHB Board meeting in Austin, TX on September 14, 2012. This was a forum for NAHB members to offer observations or questions related to SPF health and safety, performance, and industry growth. The dialogue was instrumental in building a mutually beneficial relationship with this important industry partner.

For background on this coalition, click here.

SPFA Membership

New Members This Quarter
Bovio Advanced Comfort & Energy Solutions; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Illinois; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Indiana; Distinctive Roofing, LLC; Guardian Building Products; Installed Building Products; Installtec, Inc. dba; Foam-Rite Insulation; Minnick’s; North East Spray Foam; PermaDri, Inc.; Raders Insulation Express, LLC; SES Foam, Inc.; Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation

Lost Members This Quarter
Anderson Insulation, Inc.; Conservation Services Group; DAS Products, Inc.; Evergreen Insulation Inc.; Flame Control Coatings, LLC; GDA Consulting, LLC; Homeway Homes; Seward Sales Corp.; Urethane Foam Operations; Wilserv

For additional membership updates, click here.

For details on member benefits or joining, click here.

Federal/State Government News
The recent article by former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman "does not depict the true state of chemical security" in the U.S., writes American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. "Over the last decade, the federal government has put several programs in place to regulate all aspects of chemical security," Dooley writes. "Pursuing a flawed approach that has been rejected time and again by policy makers across the political spectrum and that runs counter to the president's call to use the best regulatory tools is hardly good policy or politics," he adds.
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SPFA Training & Certification

2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

SPFA will be presenting at CPI’s 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference on the development of the new SPF Professional Certification Program, as well as results of the SPFA-administered Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report. Advanced registration savings for the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference end September 23.

Health & Safety

Increase fire and life safety with a clear understanding and working knowledge of NFPA 1: Fire Code.

The 2012 edition of NFPA 1: Fire Code provides a comprehensive set of requirements for fire and life safety as well as property protection. This all-new, expert-led seminar will help you identify the purpose and the scope of the Code, and help you locate information easily and apply provisions correctly.

Through engaging classroom discussion involving multiple stakeholders, you'll gain a thorough understanding of life safety and property protection issues, including those involving automatic sprinkler systems, standpipes, occupancies, exits, and fire lanes. The seminar will also address equipment, processes, hazardous materials, and general fire safety.

> Identify the scope and purpose of NFPA 1: Fire Code
> Define the concepts of equivalency and modification
> Identify the significant differences between the performance –based option and the prescriptive code option
> Classify selected uses into the appropriate occupancy classification
> Describe the continuity requirements for fire barriers and smoke barriers
> Identify Code deficiencies of fire protection systems and identify appropriate Code references
> Calculate occupant loads
> Determine minimum requirements for fire department access roads
> Determine if there are any fire drill requirements for a given occupancy

WHO WILL BENEFIT: Fire protection engineers, architects, building and fire code officials, and insurance loss control representatives.

Read full article here.


"Introduction to Air Barriers" provides an overview of the performance requirements of air barrier materials, assemblies, and systems, and includes a discussion on relevant building code requirements. This course AIA and state credits and qualifies for HSW. Please check course specifications for all available credit and details: www.aecdaily.com/sponsor/abaa




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