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spfa's frEE foam-ITrIGHT™ WEBInars
PFA and its Safety Committee
present free SPFA Foam-ItRight™ webinars for members.
The live sessions provide both AIA
LU credits, as well as SPFA PCP
recertification CEUs for attendees. Preregistration is required.
Recordings of the sessions are
available on the SPFA MembersOnly portion of the website.
Upcoming webinars include:
* Nov. 4, 2015: Containment and
* Jan. 6, 2016: Lock-out/
* March 2, 2016: Supplier Air
Systems for Respirators
For details, contact Dr. Richard
Duncan, SPFA Technical Director,
In InauGuraL aEC-sT
PFA was part of the World's
Inaugural Virtual Event
about Science & Technology
for Architecture, Engineering
& Construction. AEC-ST Virtual
bridges the entire lifecycle of the
built environment in a unique,
state-of-the-art environment for
sharing information, collaboration and education. While the
live part was Sept. 22-23, the
"booths" will be online for 360
days. Check it out; attendance is
BEsT Way To sTay
ant to be sure you know about everything going on during Sprayfoam 2016?
A good start would be to check your inbox every morning during the show for
our Conference Daily eNewsletter. There will also be pre- and post-show issues. If
you are signed up to receive SPFA's bi-weekly eNewsletter, you will automatically
receive our Conference Daily eNewsletter. Or sign up here: www.naylornetwork.
For more information about advertising in either eNewsletter, contact John O'Neil
at 770-810-6959 or email@example.com.
spfa pCp DIsCussIons In nEW mExICo nExT sTEp TaKEs pLaCE noV. 18
public hearing was held Sept. 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
to discuss the state's movement toward requiring SPFA PCP certifications as license. Many professionals in the SPF industry were in
attendance, both via phone and in person, including SPFA's Executive
Director Kurt Riesenberg. This topic was also the subject of a roundtable meeting co-hosted
by SPFA and The Sprayfoam Coalition of ACC in Albuquerque on August 26.
The Construction Industries Commission (CID) of New Mexico will consider pending
agenda items at its Nov. 18 meeting. There is proposed language requiring SPF professionals in the state to obtain an SPF license. (Proposed licensing language can be found
online at http://bit.ly/1jbO7Fg.)
SPFA PCP Project Manager (Insulation and/or Roofing) certification would be required
to obtain Qualified Professional (QP) status. Additionally in the field, CID of N.M. would
require that each worksite have either an SPFA PCP Master Installer OR the combination
of a PCP Project Manager overseeing the work of a PCP Installer. Language to this effect
has passed three Commission hearings in New Mexico in May, June and July 2015.
New Mexico officials expect the requirement of PCP certification as license to improve
consistency and installation performance across the state. SPF professionals ranging
from contractors to manufacturers suggested this as a testament to the effectiveness and
completeness of the PCP program, others indicated that PCP adoption in this manner is
too extreme, not what the program was developed for, and will not solve specific and
limited issues the state is dealing with.
Among the stated reasons the N.M. Commission chose SPFA PCP for the basis of their
licensing program - it's ISO-17024 standard compliant, it's been consensus-developed by
industry experts, and is independent (non-branded, non-product specific and available
to both members AND non-members).
The state has also indicated a willingness to work with the industry to examine
development of vo-tech, secondary, post-secondary or apprenticeship training program
partnerships coordinated with various entities around the state in an effort to produce
better availability of pre-trained and qualified workers. "These types of ongoing roundtable discussions are essential between the state and industry in our mutual interests
of supporting the highest quality installations and product performance that only SPF
can deliver," said Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director of SPFA.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Winter 2015
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
FOAM BUSINESS NEWS
Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo – February 8-11, 2016
SPFA’s History Proves Our Perseverance
SPF Research on Air Quality – PART 1
2015 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
MAKING MONEY: Paint Your Own Picture of Success
ASK THE EXPERT
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Winter 2015