Recognized for Excellence – AFI Earns Dual Accreditation by the NFCA

AFI Construction is one of only about twenty contractors in the world that has earned both IFRM Accreditation (Intumescent Resistive Materials) and SFRM Accreditation (Spray-Applied Resistive Materials) for contractors from the NFCA.

AFI’s dual accreditation by the NFCA is recognition of our continuous dedication to the highest level of industry achievement.

The NFCA represents contractors who install sprayed intumescent coatings and board products to protect building structural materials from fire, as required by building codes.

The Contractor Accreditation Program was created by NFCA to improve the quality and accuracy of installing Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM) and Intumescent Fire Resistive Materials (IFRM) by contractors.

Key components of this program include:

Contractor Qualification

Contractor must be a member of NFCA and have at least two years of experience installing products, must have completed installation of at least 20 projects, must have certification stating that the contractor has received product training by a product supplier, and has been installing that supplier’s product for at least two years.

Designated Training

Attend an NFCA operated training program in either SFRM or IFRM that covers the details of the UL design procedures, code compliance procedures, beam substitution procedures, thickness adjustment procedures, priming requirements, UL global design issues, NFCA applications and quality control standards, and ASTM standards relevant to the industry.

Individual Examination

Pass an extensive examination conducted by NFCA to confirm the contractor’s representative has become skilled with all the subject matter of the training program.

Continuous Contractor Education

The accredited contractor’s DRI must complete a minimum of 10 hours training per year as one element of maintaining the contractor’s accreditation.

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