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& sPFa toDay MEMBERSHIP NEWS NUMBERS spfa's frEE foam-ITrIGHT™ WEBInars S 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 Mechanical Ventilation * Jan. 6, 2016: Lock-out/ Tag-out * March 2, 2016: Supplier Air Systems for Respirators For details, contact Dr. Richard Duncan, SPFA Technical Director, at rickduncan@sprayfoam.org. spfa parTICIpaTEs In InauGuraL aEC-sT VIrTuaL EVEnT S 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 free: www.aecstvirtual.com BEsT Way To sTay InformED aT sprayfoam 2016 W 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. com/spfa/signup.asp. For more information about advertising in either eNewsletter, contact John O'Neil at 770-810-6959 or joneil@naylor.com. spfa pCp DIsCussIons In nEW mExICo nExT sTEp TaKEs pLaCE noV. 18 A 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. www.sprayfoam.org | sprayfoam Professional 13 http://www.naylornetwork.com/spfa/signup.asp http://www.naylornetwork.com/spfa/signup.asp http://www.bit.ly/1jbO7Fg http://www.aecstvirtual.com http://www.sprayfoam.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Winter 2015

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
PRESIDENT’S POST
FOAM BUSINESS NEWS
SPFA TODAY
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
SAFETY FIRST
Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo – February 8-11, 2016
SPFA’s History Proves Our Perseverance
ABAA NEWS
SPF Research on Air Quality – PART 1
2015 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
MAKING MONEY: Paint Your Own Picture of Success
ASK THE EXPERT
UPCOMING EVENTS
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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