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Code Change: Are You Ready?

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R-Value requirements have changed. Are you in compliance? By Peter Cantone, Northeast Sales Director, Profoam The Energy Codes have changed for much of the Northeastern United States. As of late 2016, R-21 is the required R-Value in residential walls. As with all code changes, increased restrictions mean environmental protections, which leave some buildings – and some contractors – falling short. ...

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Code Officials: Friend Or Foe?

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The code official knows code, but does he or she know spray foam? By Tom Decker, President, Chicago Green Insulation, Inc. Energy codes, code interpretation, energy efficiency, comfort, and safety are all responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of a code official — every day. “Code officials play a major role in ensuring that all commercial, residential, public assembly, and ...

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Spray Foam Safety: Confined Space Safety Regulation Update

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By Jennifer Coon, CHMM, CET, Safety Director, Tank Industry Consultants In May of 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction (29 CFR 1926 Part AA). The standard refined the parameters for working in confined spaces – creating additional requirements for construction industry confined spaces and encompassing residential construction – ...

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Severe Weather Solution: Hurricane Proof Homes

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Spray Polyurethane Foam Helps Keep Roofs In Place During Major Storms By Jen Kramer “You know the phrase, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help?’” asks Ed Skvarch, Extension Agent III, Commercial Horticulture with the University of Florida / IFAS Extension, with a chuckle. “Well, for once it is actually true. We really are here to help.” We ...

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