From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
SPFA partners with National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the Insulation Industry Association Coalition (IIAC) for national policy-day fly-ins to Washington DC. SPFA members are encouraged to participate in both. Information below:
NRCA: March 6-7, 2018. The National Roofing Contractor Association, working with SPFA as a sponsor, is bringing together roofing professionals from throughout the U.S. for the first and largest advocacy event of its kind dedicated solely to the roofing industry. You have the unique opportunity to join hundreds of fellow roofing professionals March 6-7 in Washington, D.C., for Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. This is a unique and exciting opportunity as we will descend on Capitol Hill and speak with one voice as a united industry! www.nrca.net/roofingday
IIAC: Information Coming Soon. Policy Fly-In Day May 2018
Industry News and Announcements
SPFA News and Announcements
Coming Next: Ladder Safety
David Francis, Little Giant Ladders
February 28, 2018, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
SPFA Safety Committee will host a members-only bi-monthly "Foam-It-Right"® Safety Webinar. The topic will be Ladder Safety for SPF Contractors, presented by David Francis of Little Giant Ladders.
This presentation will provide general guidance related to selection, inspection and proper use of all type of ladders used on construction jobsites. Click Learn More to register!
Visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5682608533785947394 to view the full article online.
Today the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the ACC-CPI Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) published their new guidance document entitled "Spray Foam Insulation and Termites". This document was developed by a collaborative effort through a termite task group within SPFA's Building Envelope Committee and the SFC's Research Workgroup.
This document addresses questions pertaining to inspection for, and treatment of, potential termite infestations in buildings using SPF insulation. It provides basic information about termite identification, inspection and treatment methods as well as discusses the important of air-sealing and insulation of critical areas using SPF. It also presents code-compliant solutions to address these concerns.
This document can be downloaded from the SPFA website at no cost, click the link below.
Visit http://www.sprayfoam.org/technical/spfa-tech-tips to view the full article online.
SPFA-127 SPF Roof Systems Maintenance Manual has been updated by a Roofing Committee task group. The reorganized document contains improved photos and updated guidance to help customers and contractors get the most out of their SPF roof system. SPF roofing contractors are encouraged to share this with their customers. Many thanks to the task group for working diligently over the past year to deliver this important update. The group was led by Robb Smith and included the following volunteers: Bruce Schenke, Roger Morrison, Jason Hoerter, Chris West, Jack Moore and Jim Andersen.
>> Welcome New SPFA Members:
BN Contracting LLC/Foamtight Insulation, Inc.
Custom Construction & Design Inc.
D'onofrio General Contractors Corp
Expert Spray Foam Inc.
ICR Innovative Foam Technology
Indiana Spray Foam
Innovative Roofing Solutions LLC
LCR Contractors, LLC - DFW Thermal Solutions
Orr Insulation, LLC
Pacific Polymers Inc. DBA American Foam Experts
Polar Spray Foam
Remtek Services Inc
SDI Insulation, Inc.
Shield Energy Solutions
SLR Building Contractors
Spray Foam Insulators
Spray Tech Insulation, LLC
Warwick Builders LLC t/a Warwick Roofing
>>2017-18 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide Available Online
Members in good standing are listed in this publication, which is mailed out every September. This directory is also available in a digital format. The convenient digital format allows users to navigate and access the directory's content quickly and easily, on the road or in the office. Use the information provided to contact fellow SPFA members and industry partners throughout the year to share ideas, ask questions, or just stay in touch.
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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. Click here
to find out more.
Federal/State Government News
SPFA Training & Certification
During the opening session of the Sprayfoam 2018 Annual Convention and Expo, Ron Winkle (Roof Asset Management) was awarded the prestigious Strickler Standout Award.
Created and announced for the first time at the convention in Palm Springs in 2017, the Strickler Standout Award is awarded to the person who stands out for their contributions to the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). Ron Winkle does just that. His dedication to the PCP and the betterment of all SPF Professionals makes him standout for his tireless work. He wears many hats within the SPFA. He is currently on the Board of Directors, he is co-chair of the Field Exam Logistics Working Group and a member of the PCP Certification Scheme Committee (CSC).
SPFA is truly grateful for the dedicated service of Ron Winkle and extend congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=489653&issueID=59036 to view the full article online.
During Sprayfoam 2018 in Mobile, AL, a total of 66 Field Examinations were administered to those seeking SPF PCP Master Installer Level Certification. Thanks to the tireless effort of Bonnie Strickler (PUFF, Inc), Ron Winkle (Roof Asset Management) and a team of dedicated SPF Professionals, the 31 Roofing and 35 Insulation Field Examinations were conducted.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=489157&issueID=59036 to view the full article online.
Health & Safety
|Feb 28 @ 4 p.m. EST: Ladder Safety.
SPFA's Health & Safety Committee hosts a regular bi-monthly webinar series entitled Foam-It-Right with specific, digestible information focusing upon some aspect of health & safety for professional contractors. These webinars are member-only, free to attend, and delivered late afternoon to make more accessible to professionals that spend their day in the field.
Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/spf-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=489152&issueID=59036 to view the full article online.
OSHA has released a new fact sheet explaining how the agency’s Confined Spaces in Construction standard affects common spaces in residential construction, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. The fact sheet, developed after consultation with the National Association of Home Builders, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document, clarify some of the standard’s provisions and their application to residential construction work.
Visit https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3914.pdf to view the full article online.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
ASTM International has, under the leadership of SPFA’s Dr. Duncan, SPFA members and SPF industry professionals, announced the completion and approval of a new standard entitled Standard Practice for Installation of High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation for the Building Enclosure. This practice covers the installation of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) as an insulation for building enclosure assemblies including: walls, ceilings, attics, floors and crawl spaces. This practice does not apply to SPF used strictly as a component for an air barrier system or for SPF used in roofing applications. The Standard can be purchased by ASTM here
. If you have any questions please direct them to Dr. Duncan