Editorial Contributions by International Fireproof Technologies, Inc.
BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE
THERMAL AND IGNITION
OR PROFIT OPPORTUNITY?
BY RYAN SPENCER
Fire protective coatings have undoubtedly aided the SPF industry’s growth, as many of the jobs available today weren’t
practical before coatings–in many instances, you
couldn’t competitively bid them. However, there
have been growing pains as the industry has
grown and the use of coatings has expanded.
Specifically, it has been somewhat of a challenge
to generate industry-wide compliance with
building codes pertaining to fire protective
coatings over SPF. Even today, a thorough
understanding of said code requirements is
to some degree a premium offering among
“Building owners and consumers look highly
on an applicator who understands and guides
them in the application of SPF, and relevant
fire codes and protection,” said Gary Wolfe,
Executive Vice President of International