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Polymeric Floor Coating Advisory Committee


The PFC Advisory Committee is made up of volunteer members of SSPC. The committee has a chairperson and vice-chairperson who are appointed by the SSPC President.

If you would like to be a member of this committee please contact Aimee Beggs at beggs@sspc..org


The PFC Advisory Committee:

  • Advises the SSPC staff of public perceptions that affect industry confidence in the QP 8 certification program. (e.g. complaints, concerns).
  • Coordinates with the SSPC staff and sponsor special SSPC events (e.g. contractor meetings, town hall meetings, facility owners breakfasts, etc.).
  • Provides feedback to the SSPC staff on training or certification program initiatives or interpretations related to the polymer flooring industry.
  • Makes recommendations for possible projects or new standards to the C.7.1 committee.
  • Advises SSPC staff on marketing and promotion initiatives for topics related to polymer floor coating.


SSPC 2017: Jan. 30-Feb. 2  2017; Tampa, FL   PFAC meeting January 30, 2017 1:30-3:00 pm

World of Concrete: January 16-20, 2017 Las Vegas NV

Owners Specifying QP 8


Organization Industry Public/Private Notes


NY State Dept. of Parks

Parks/Recreation Public Project Specific


Suffolk County DPW

Food Production Public Project Specific


Wantagh Fire District

Emergency Managment Public Project Specific


Hicksville Fire District

Emergency Managment Public Project Specific


Hofstra University

Health Care Private Project Specific


Town of Oyster Bay

Municipal Public Various Projects


Town of Brookhaven


Public Various Projects


North Bellmore FD

Emergency Managment
Public Various Projects



  • Basics of Concrete Surface Preparation


  • Concrete Coating Basics


  • Concrete Coating Inspector Program


  • CCI Supplment: Determining the Level of Moisture in Concrete (CCI Supp). This certification course covers those skills required to conduct moisture testing of concrete substrates prior to coating application. It defines and explains the steps for measuring moisture in accordance with relevant ASTM Standard Test Methods. For more information, visit this page:


  • Floor Coatings Basics


For upcoming course offerings see link below:


SSPC Guide 20 (Formerly TU-10) Updated

SSPC-Guide 20:  Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings Over Concrete Floors is a major revision and reorganization of the similarly titled SSPC-TU 10 Technology Update. The reorganization incorporates many of the elements formerly in the TU 10 appendices into the body of the Guide, removing unnecessary duplication of information. Although intended primarily for flooring and surfacing contractors, the guide can also be used by specifiers who need a general introduction to flooring installation considerations and procedures. Click here to learn more: SSPC Guide 20


  • SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6:  Surface Preparation of Concrete
  • SSPC-TR 5/ICRI Technical Guideline 03741/NACE 02203:  Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Protective Polymer Flooring for Concrete
  • SSPC-Paint 39:  Two-Component Aliphatic Polyurea Topcoat, Fast or Moderate Drying, Performance-Based
  • SSPC-Paint 44: Performance-Based Standard for Liquid-Applied Organic Polymeric Coatings and Linings for Concrete Structures in Municipal Wastewater Facilities
  • SSPC-PA 9:  Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness on Cementitious Substrates Using Ultrasonic Gages
  • SSPC-QP 8:  Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contracting Firms that Install Polymer Coatings and Surfacings on Concrete and Other Cementitious Substrates (Click here for information on  QP 8 Qualification)
  • SSPC-TU 2/NACE 6G197:  Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Coating Systems for Concrete Used in Secondary Containment
  • SSPC-Guide 20:  Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings Over Concrete Floors
  • Concrete Repair Manual, 2nd Edition, #03-06
  • ICRI Technical Guideline No. 310.2:  Selecting and Specifying Concrete Surface Preparation for Coatings, Sealers and Polymer Overlays, #97-13
  • Fundamentals of Cleaning and Coating Concrete, #01-10


SSPC standards and publications can be found at: