STAFFORD, Va. — The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has announced the agenda for the upcoming SprayFoam 2023 Convention & Expo, which returns to Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 12–15, with professional certifications and pre-convention events happening Feb. 12–13 and the convention Feb. 14–15.
The event brings together industry participants in spray foam insulation, roofing, specialty applications, coatings and related equipment from all over the U.S. and abroad.
“SprayFoam 2023 is the world’s largest annual trade show dedicated to all things spray foam,” said Rick Duncan, executive director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance. “Each year the industry’s who’s who converges at this jam-packed event for education, networking, exhibits, certifications, golf, parties and much more. Anyone looking to grow their career, connect with colleagues and customers, and set themselves apart should attend.”
The event’s agenda encompasses a variety of offerings including:
- 45 educational break-out sessions
- A robust exhibits hall showcasing nearly 100 companies
- SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) courses, installer training, written exams and free field exams
- The ABAA Certified Applicator Training
- The 18th Annual SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards ceremony and luncheon
- Golf Tournament
- Member and contractor-only events
- An entertainment-filled Closing Reception and Networking Party
New this year, the SPFA has announced Building Science Fundamentals, a two-day, co-located seminar Feb. 12–13 to be hosted by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, principal of Building Science Corporation. Lstiburek will teach the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy-efficient, affordable, and healthy buildings. The seminar will be held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach and Lstiburek will discuss building science principles (such as the control of heat, air, and moisture and IAQ) and explain how to apply them to low-energy enclosure design, advanced HVAC systems, forensic investigations, and the repair and retrofit of existing buildings. Registration is $895 (SPFA members) and $995 (non-members) and continental breakfast and lunch is included. AIA members will receive 16 LU|HSW upon completion of the seminar.
The SPFA will also bring back Professional Certification Program offerings at the show, including courses, exams, free field exams, as well as an all-new offering called the Field Exam Experience. Offered before field exams each day, participants of the Field Exam Experience will be taken through each of the field exam stations and provided with guidance as to how field exams are conducted, using an actual field exam set up.
SprayFoam 2023 Convention & Expo will be held at the Ocean Center at 101 N. Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach. For a schedule and to register for the convention, visit sprayfoam.org/sprayfoam23.
To register for pre-convention and professional certification activities, including courses, exams, Field Exam Experience and free field exams, as well as the ABAA Certified Applicator Training, Building Science Fundamentals Seminar and Golf Tournament, visit sprayfoam.org/sf23precon.
Huntsman Building Solutions is Platinum Sponsor of the 2023 event. Additional event sponsors and partners include: Gold Sponsors Honeywell, Thermoseal, SES Polyurethane Systems, Accufoam, Gaco, General Coatings and Universal Polymers Corporation; Silver Sponsors Carlisle Construction Materials and NCFI; Bronze Sponsors BASF, Handcrafted Hose Company, SWD Urethane and Natural Polymers; NIE Award Sponsors Arkema and Evonik; Premier Media Sponsors Sprayfoam Professional, Roofing Contractor and Walls & Ceilings; Media Sponsors CoatingsPro and Roofing magazines; and industry partners NRCA and International Roofing Expo.