June 5, 2013
 
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The Summer 2013 issue was just released! Some of the articles in this issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine include:
2013 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
• SPECIALTY APPLICATION – Complex Project on Residence Shaped Like Stack of Books Looks to SPF as Solution
• COMMERCIAL WALL FOAM – Heavenly Results: LDS Temple Calls Upon SPF to Rise to Occasion
CHECKLIST – How to Reduce Exposures During SPF Application
NEW COLUMN! SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Are You Ready to Grow with the Improving Economy?
SAFETY FIRST – Effect of Ventilation Rates on Applicator Exposure During SPF Application

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Speakers from the highest-attended seminars at the 2013 SPFA Convention & Expo share more insight related to the sprayfoam industry in this new series, Speaking Sensibly.
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Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
Industry News and Announcements
Spray Foam Coalition releases one new document and one revised document:
>>Guidance for Best Practices for Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam
>>Guidance on Ventilation for Interior Applications of High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam
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"Designing Spaces," the award-winning home improvement television series, aired as part of its annual "Think Green" series a segment highlighting the energy efficiency of spray polyurethane foam. The episode of "Designing Spaces" featuring spray foam insulation aired on April 26 and May 22.
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The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has established a quarterly statistical data program that provides historical data on spray polyurethane foam (SPF) sales.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>California Proposal to Eliminate Flame Retardants in Foam Plastics
>>Industry-Level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for SPF in Progress
>>Other Technical Activities
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SPFA is an active member of this new coalition examining the responsible and proper treatment of products containing fire retardants.
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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Congratulations to all the winners in the 2013 Annual SPFA National Contractor Excellence Awards. In upcoming issues of SPRAYFOAM Professional, various winning projects will be spotlighted. In the Summer 2013 issue, read about the projects completed by Insulate SB and Arizona Foam & Spray. In the Fall 2013 issue, West Roofing Systems, Inc. and Southwest Spray Foam LLC projects will be highlighted.
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Read about some of the ways SPFA is working for you, including highlights of 2012 and plans for 2013.
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SPFA knows there are lots of organizations out there that would like to have you in their membership. But if you are in, or getting into, the sprayfoam business, we are the place for you. We work hard to represent you well and give you value back for your support.
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
-U.S. Reps. McKinley & Welch Introduce HOMES, Better Buildings Acts
-U.S. Sen. Alexander Lays Out Energy 'Grand Principles' -- Includes Green Buildings
-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Announces Resignation
-ASHRAE's Senior Officers Hold Meetings in Washington, D.C.
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On the heels of a major announcement concerning a bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, one of the senators to introduce it, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) passed away. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is the other senator involved in the bill's introduction.
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Bullard
SPFA Training & Certification
Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company has made a commitment to ensure GacoWallFoam contractors are certified under the SPFA Professional Certification Program by January 1, 2015.
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Demilec USA, LLC is now offering a preparatory seminar to assist contractors and installers to certify under the SPFA Professional Certification Program.
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SPFA Member News & Services
NCFI's geotechnical line, Terrathane, is used for highway and roadway repair, bridge approach repair, concrete lifting, leveling and void fill.
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DuraTite™ 2.0, a closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation, is now available from Rhino Linings Corp.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
The Building Codes Assistance Project releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.
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Energy & Advocacy News
Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan announced that the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), the Alliance’s wholly-owned subsidiary created to advance energy efficiency in the Southeast, will become a standalone entity on January 1, 2014.
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A building energy labeling program that allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value has been expanded to include an As Designed label.
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Updates from ASE include:
-Energy Efficiency Driving Tips for Summer
-Support Grows for Energy Efficiency Policy Adoption
-EEB Hub Gets New HQ
-DOE Publishes Methods for Estimating Energy Efficiency Savings
-Energy 2030 in Action: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Taking the Lead on Energy Efficiency
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BCAP is a team of the Alliance to Save Energy and -- by working in collaboration and partnership with stakeholders across the country and around the world -- is making enormous strides by driving energy efficiency through creation, adoption and effective implementation of building energy codes. One of the most important accomplishments of 2012 was the creation of the National Energy Codes Collaborative, which will ensure future success by maintaining strong lines of communication and coordination among the many important groups and organizations working to advance dynamic building energy codes.
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Volume XXI, No. 16
June 3, 2013
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Current Call to Action
Papers are being sought for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies.
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ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., June 28-July 2, 2014.
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A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment.
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At the 2013 NAHB IBS show in Las Vegas, SPFA offered a compendium of spray foam technical, safety, contractor certification, and installation information of specific interest to home builders during one of the sessions, "What You Need to Know When Working with Spray Polyurethane Insulation for Residential Buildings." To accompany the session, a draft of the SPFA Builders Reference Handbook was released. The document is a draft and will evolve with input received from builders. You are invited to download this document for free and let us know where we can make it better.
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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council is accepting entries for its 2013 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award winner will be announced during the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which runs from Sept. 23 to 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix. Nominations for this year’s award must be received by CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 18.
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Events
Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.
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Join ASHRAE in sharing lofty ideas and high-level concepts on what’s new in the building industry in Denver, Colo., at the 2013 Annual Conference. Earn PDHs or an ASHRAE certification, while hearing the latest updates from the Society and other leaders in the industry.
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Featuring the latest themes and topics under discussion across the U.S. renewable energy market, the agenda for REFF-Wall Street will provide interactive discussions and comprehensive answers to ensure you can guarantee your projects produce their proposed financial returns.
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Demilec USA, LLC is now offering a preparatory seminar to assist contractors and installers to certify under the SPFA Professional Certification Program. The goal is to prepare the attendees to take the SPFA examinations for the various levels of installer (applicator) certification, plus there is a day of business training and a day of hands-on training. On the final day, all students have the opportunity to take the tests for any of the SPFA certifications.
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You have a row house, you have a walk up, you have a frame house - whatever you have, you have a mess and you want to fix it. How do you not screw it up? Get all our questions answered at this seminar with Dr. Joseph Lstiburek. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.
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Designed for current users who want to take it to the next level, this class will enhance the quality and speed of your WUFI results. Tips and tricks, hands-on practice with advanced examples, and discussion of field validation exercises are all part of this advanced seminar. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.
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Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.
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Building Science Fundamentals is a two-day seminar that teaches the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.
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The 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will be held September 23-25, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. CPI is now accepting poster abstracts for the conference. Poster abstracts are due August 22, 2013.
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Building industry professionals are heading to Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., with a real purpose - to learn the science and above code strategies behind energy efficient and high performance building practices, to understand new regulations and legislative measures, and to capitalize on increasing opportunities.
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Designed for current users who want to take it to the next level, this class will enhance the quality and speed of your WUFI results. Tips and tricks, hands-on practice with advanced examples, and discussion of field validation exercises are all part of this advanced seminar. The registration fee for this seminar is $395.
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Building Science Experts’ Session is an annual two-day seminar that focuses on advanced building science topics. This session is intended to provide thought provoking professional development for experienced building industry professionals who are interested in healthy, durable and energy efficient new and old buildings. The registration fee for this seminar is $795.
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"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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