SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2015

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Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for making SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2015 a great success! 

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General & Break-out Session Presentations:The information provided herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, but are presented without guarantee or warranty of any kind, express or implied. User assumes all risk and liability for use of the information and results obtained. Statements or suggestions concerning possible use of materials and processes are made without representation or warranty that any such use is free of patent infringement, and are not recommendations to infringe any patent. The user should not assume that all safety measures are indicated herein, or that other measures may or may not be required. (some are large files) 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015:

GENERAL SESSION: Science, or Pseudo-Science, in Chemical Risk-Based DecisionsDr. George R. Thompson, Ph.D.


1A SPF and Solar: Where and How SPF Roofing Can Work with Solar, James Kirby

1B SPF Roofing: How to Get it Right, Brad Houlden

1C Cavity-fill Installation Methods for Field-Applied Polyurethane Foam:Diversify Your Company’s Service Offerings, Brett Dillon

1D Intumescent Coatings: Review of New Rules and Uses, Ken Allison

1E Marketing Strategies: How Do We Market Share?, Alan Annis

1F SPFA’s New Model Written Safety Program, Tyler Fiske

1G Temperature and Pressures: The Impact on Quality and Yield;How This is Important in Every Aspect of Your Business, Justin Strombeck

1H Large Scale Commercial Projects: Unique Challenges and Planning to Make Your Project a Success, Bryan Heldreth


2A SPF Roofing on Steep Slopes: Safety Concerns, Installation Techniques,Lift Suggestions and More, Larry Ash

2B Roof Coatings and Granules; Various Coatings, Compatibility, Limitations,Advantages, Matt Lendzinski

2C Closed Cell Spray Foam: A Cost-Effective Solution for Home Insulation, Grant Geise

2D Understanding the Relationship Between Relative Humidity, Air Temperature,Dew Point Temperature, and Air Movement Through a House, Nikki Krueger

2E Advanced Best Practices for Avoiding Problems in Foam Plastic Installations: Advanced Processing Quality Assurance Procedures, Rick Duncan

2F How SPF Manufacturers are Supporting Your Business, Heather Palfrey and Justin Koscher

2G Spray Foam Equipment Update - Panel Discussion, Scott Henderson, John Courier, Bill Hrynkiewicz, Tryg Waterhouse

2H In-House Quality Control Program; What are Contractors on the Local Level Doing for Their Own Companies?, Mac Sheldon

2I SPFA PCP Certification Program Overview, Bonnie Strickler, Kelly Marcavage

Thursday, January 29, 2015:

GENERAL SESSION: A Global Overview of the SPF Industry, Hanne Hirsimaki


3A Overcoming Objections in Promoting SPF Roofing, Robb Smith

3B “Tricks and Tips of the Trade” for Roofing Detail Work, Bonnie Strickler

3C Dealing with Overspray: How To Avoid, and What To Do if it Happens, Mason Knowles

3D The Prevention & Remediation of Ice Dams on Attics and Cathedral Slopes: The Procedures for Locating, Prioritizing, and Remediating the Causes of Ice Dams in Buildings, Jason Hoerter

3E OSHA and Spray Foam: Site Protection for Foamed Plastic Installations:Address Site and Occupant Protection, Air Quality Management, Re-occupancy Timing, and Combustion Appliance Safety, Tom Cline

3F Spray Foam Federal Agency Update: EPA & OSHA, Carol Hetfield, Katherine Sleasman, Sven Rundman

3G Government Affairs, Craig Brightup


4A Roofing Foam Lifts: Thin Foam Lifts and Thick Foam Lifts; The Problems and Fixes to be Aware Of, Bruce Schenke

4B Preparation of Substrates Prior to Application of Foam; the Proper Use of Primers, Roger Morrison

4C Existing Structures: How to Address a Retrofit SPF Job Properly in Commercial and Residential Environments, Jim Anderson

4D Open Cell Insulation: Intro to Benefits, Installation and Techniques, Josh Collins

4E California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Karl Palmer

4F What to do When the Application Turns South; Handling Customer Complaints and Concerns, Mason Knowles

4G Insurance for SPF Businesses, Craig and Kirk Campbell

4H Update on Code and Regulatory Actions Affecting the SPF Community, Mike Fischer

4I Wall Assemblies: Where Are We in the Big Picture, Mac Sheldon

Congratulations to all our Contractor Awards Nominees and Winners!  

Category - Commercial Wall
Runner-up: Nunavut Excavating for Nunavut Multiplex
Winner: FOAM TECH for Spooky Nook Sports

Category - Residential Wall
Runner-Up: Arizona Foam & Spray for Meerkat Manor
Winner: A New Millennium for Adobe House

Category - Roof Foam > 40,000 sq. ft. 
Runner-up: Henderson-Johnson Co., Inc. for Northeast Carpenters Training Center
Winner: RPC Industries, Inc. for Hampton Plaza Shopping Center

Category - Roof Foam < 40,000 sq. ft.
Runner-up: Arithane for Cedar House
Winner: Wedge Roofing, Inc. for Life-time Spray Foam Improvement on Historic Residence

Category - Specialty Applications
Runner-up: West Roofing Systems, Inc. for Charter School Gym Rehabilitation
Winner: Western Pacific Roofing Corporation for Hildebrand Dome Construction Monolithic Dome

SPFA would like to thank our sponsors. It is due to their commitment and leadership that SPFA is able to deliver such a great convention experience to our attendees. 

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SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.