• PDA's 2022 Annual Conference Announced

    • By PDA
    • Added on Jul 11, 2022

    The PDA Board of Directors recently voted to move forward with the Renaissance Dallas North Hotel as the host property for the 2022 Annual Conference. The conference will begin on Monday, October 10 and will end on Wednesday, October 12. read more

  • Building Code Updates for 2021

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    Every three years the International Codes Council updates the model building codes, commonly called the I-codes. It is important that SPF contractors understand important changes. Late last year, the 2021 I-codes were published and include the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Several changes in this new edition of the model building codes impact SPF. read more

  • SprayFoam Convention & Expo Returns to the Lone Star State

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Sep 27, 2021

    The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance is pleased to announce that the SprayFoam Convention and Expo is returning in 2022. After taking a pandemic-related hiatus (like most big events this year), the Sprayfoam 2022 Convention and Expo will be held February 28th through March 3rd in San Antonio, Texas. The first show in more than two years is expected to bring together all of the industry’s movers and shakers for a near week-long extravaganza. read more

  • Legislative Challenges for Spray Foam

    • By Doug Kramer
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Scrutiny of the spray foam industry is nothing new. One reason for this scrutiny is that spray foam is a disruptive technology to more traditional materials and therefore requires a change in mindset for code authorities, builders, and consumers. read more

  • Termites, Spray Foam, and Building Codes

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Changing practices by pest management professions (PMPs) have impacted the ability to insulate crawlspaces with SPF in regions of high termite infestation–essentially impacting all wood-framed buildings in the southern United States. read more

  • SPFA Expands Benefits to Members

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has been hard at work expanding its offerings and benefits to members and the industry. With the recent launch of our improved website, we are utilizing the online portal as a central hub for all resources, education, certifications, event information, technical guidance and much more. read more

  • Mid-Year SPF Industry Outlook

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    As we enter the second half of 2021, what are your thoughts on the overall state of the spray foam industry? Simon Baker: We are facing some challenges, however it’s not all bad. Market demand is very strong, driven by surging new home construction. read more

  • The New SPFA

    • By Kelly Marcavage, Assistant Executive Director of SPFA
    • Added on Jan 27, 2021

    Based on the recommendations of the Membership Committee, co-chaired by Ken Wells (Elite Insulation & Polypro, LLC) and Teri England (SmartChoice Insulation & Roofing), we launched the initiative for the “NEW” SPFA! read more

  • Setting the Stage

    • By Jason Hoerter, PE
    • Added on Sep 25, 2019

    A summary of the Westford Symposium XXIII, which included several interesting presentations related to the spray polyurethane foam industry. read more

  • R stands for Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Walls

    • By Jason Hoerter, PE, RRO
    • Added on Apr 01, 2019

    On Saturday, March 16th at the RCI, Inc. Opening Ceremony of their International Convention and Trade Show, with an emotional video montage including pictures of past presidents and founders of this 36-year-old association, RCI, Inc. announced their new name will be the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants or IIBEC. read more