Breakout Sessions

SprayFoam 2024 hosted a full slate of 49 breakout sessions over five different time periods on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Below is the full list of all sessions.



Breakout Session 1  10:00 am - 10:45 am    

1A     Legal Protections Recommended for Contractors
         Alex Tirado-Luciano, Tirado-Luciano & Tirado Attorneys at Law

1B     How to Put Down the Gun and Grow from 1 Rig to 4 Rigs
         Robert Naini, Spray Foam Advisor, LLC and John Cunningham, Spray Foam Partners        

1C    Understanding and Optimizing Proportioner Settings for SPF Applications
Ernest Wysong, Natural Polymers and Seth Dodge, Owens Corning

1D    Sensitization and A-side-related Occupational Asthma
         Mike Fritz, BASF and Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Polyurethanes    

1E    Capitalizing on Rebates, Incentives and Underserved Neighborhoods
         Ken Allison, IDI   

1F    2021 IECC … Good for Spray Foam?
        Aaron Davenport, Holcim   

1G   Geotechnical Polyurethanes the Next Level in SPF
        Patrick Burchett,  NCFI Polyurethanes

1H   Spray Foam Insulation and the Inflation Reduction Act - 25C, 45L and 179D
        David Cuddihee, Huntsman Building Systems    

1I     Where does Spray Foam Fit in the High Performance, No Greenhouse Gas Emissions,                Low Carbon, Resilient Buildings World?
        Laverne Dalgleish, Building Professionals

1J    Roofing Contractors Talk Spray Foam – Industry Leading Pane
        Moderator: Heidi Ellsworth, Roofers Coffee Shop


Breakout Session 2  11:00 am - 11:45 am    

2A    Developing an Effective Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies
        Robert Weil, Robert Weil Law

2B   Sales Training Program - Do You Need One?
       Candace Lord, The Green Cocoon, LLC       

2C   What’s on Technical Data Sheet
       Tom Harris, Tom Harris PUR Consulting LLC

2D   Importance of Not Leaving Off Ratio Foam in Walls or Ceilings
       Brian Cote, IBP

2E   Spray Foam to Slab Lift Conversion
       Erik Prinzing, Alchatek

2F   Latest Regulatory Update on Fluorocarbon Blowing Agents
       Rhoda Washington and Mary Bogdan, Honeywell International

2G  The Truth About Spray Foam Sustainability. Don’t Fall for Misconceptions - Get Informed!
       Rocky Boyer, Elastochem

2H  PIP Foams and 3D Printed Homes
      Vince Kerr and Jean-Francois Lupien, Huntsman Building Solutions

2I   Building Science 102
      Aaron Davenport, Holcim

2J  Coated SPF Roofing Systems Path in the Future: New Revised SPF Roofing                                Standard/Details and Building Code Updates
      Bruce Schenke, Weathering Systems Services




Breakout Session 3  9:15 am - 10:00 am    

3A  Top 5 Immigration Issues in the Construction Industry
       Benjamin Briggs, Adams and Reese LLP

3B  How to Sell at the Highest Price Point in Your Market
      Robert Naini, Spray Foam Advisor, LLC        

3C  TechConnect Tip: Check the Dew Point and the Substrate Before SPF Insulation                         Application
      Tom Calzavara and Wyatt Stephens, Johns Manville Building Insulation 

3D  Working at Heights
Chris King, M.S. OSH, Anchor Insulation

3E  So You Bought A Rig, Now What? 2.0
      Ken Allison, IDI   

3F   Regulations on Fluorinated Chemistries and Potential Impacts on Foam Blowing Agents
       Ian Choiniere, American Chemistry Council   

3G  Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in SPF Applications
       Dan Dorneanu, Palmetto Spray Foam, LLC
       Lynn Johnson and Chad Johnson, APIS-NA

3I    Understanding Challenges Around Building Codes, Plastics & Emerging Technologies
       Richard Barone, Firestable Insulation Company

3J   Selling SPF to Madison Square Garden
       Gary Weaver, Atlas Consulting



Breakout Session 4  10:15 am - 11:00 am    

4A   How to Protect Yourself with Contracts, Invoices and Estimates 101
        Alex Tirado-Luciano, Tirado-Luciano & Tirado Attorneys at Law

4B   The Mathematics of Profit
       Jeremy Davidson, Knox Investment Group       

4C   Spray Foam Chemistry: How it has changed over the years & How does it impact foam             processing and quality
       Mary Bogdan, Honeywell International, Inc.

4D  Off-gassing, Odor and Ventilation
      Tom Harris, Tom Harris PUR Consulting LLC

4E  Building Design Failures - Why Building Science is Important
      Robert Naini, Spray Foam Advisor, LLC

4F  Using State Level Advocacy to Advance the Spray Foam Industry
      Stephen Wieroneiy, Huntsman Corporation

4G Blowing Agent Trends in Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry and
      Their Impacts on the US SPF Market.

      Ilhan Kurt, Pearl Polyurethane Systems LLC

4H Radon Abatement - Closed Cell Foam for Radon Protection
      Keith Grzybowski, Huntsman Building Solutions

4I   Thermal & Ignition Barrier Coatings; Code Requirements, Application & Best Practices to          Protect Your Company
      Philip Trzcinski, No-Burn Inc.

4J  Working Through Damage from Storms with Insurance Companies
      Trace Bailey, Draper Construction & Commercial Roofing, Inc.
      and Sean Molby, Square Contractors



Breakout Session 5  11:15 am - 12:00 noon    

5A  Inflation: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
      Roman Basi, The Center for Financial, Legal, & Tax Planning, Inc.

5B  Paying Overtime: Strategic Tips and Navigating Compliance Pitfalls
      Benjamin Briggs, Adams and Reese LLP       

5C  Learn About New and Easier Process for Certification
       Bonnie Strickler, PUFF, Inc.

5D  Respiratory Protection Basics    
      Mike Bennett, Honeywell International, Inc.

5E  Mobile Fire Supression Systems
      Josh Jones, AFEX

5F  Election Year Flood of New Regulations
      Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group LLC

5G  Understanding HFO Spray Foam Systems
       Panel Discussion:

       Mary Bogdan, Honeywell
       Jeff Sowder, Chemours
       Jamie Spears, SWD

5H   Fun Foam Fact & Fiction
       Gary Harvey, Wedge Roofing Inc.

5I    Condensation Prevention - Also known as Insulation
       Tom Harris, Tom Harris PUR Consulting LLC

5J   Getting Started in SPF Roofing
       Make Money With What You Got!

       Tim Nick, General Coatings




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