FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference (ECA) is Set!
You won't want to miss this ECA set on the Riverwalk in beautiful San Antionio, TX, at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio. Watch www.FCIA.org for more details as they become available.
The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference will take place April 29-May 2, 2014. Next year marks FCIA's 15 year anniversary!
FCIA Contractor Members provide many services. FCIA Associate Members are valuable assets to all. FCIA Member Firestop Inspection Agencies inspect to ASTM E 2174, ASTM E 2393, now in Chapter 17 of IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors get products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs.
Thank you once again to all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, performers, and everyone else who made this year's FIC the best ever!
Keep your eyes peeled to the Hot News section for ECA updates, and presentations/photos from the FIC!
Golfing at the FIC Ray Usher Memorial Golf Tournement with a beautiful view. The Bob LeClair Memorial Scholarship funds education for fire protection engineering students at Univ. of MD.
The newest issue of the magazine of Effective Compartmentation, Life Safety Digest, has arrived! Don't miss articles like:
- "Extract from a Report on Fires in Health Care Facilities"
- "Effective Compartmentation Trends for 2013"
- "Code Required Testing of Combination Fire and Smoke Dampers"
Interested in the brand new Barrier Management Symposium?
ASHE Regions can click here for more information!
The Joint Commission announced on July 23, 2013 that it has partnered with FCIA, ASHE and UL to deliver a custom education program that's focused on fire barriers, smoke barriers and the features of fire protection for the healthcare facility and their staff.
Have you purchased your FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice yet? Study for the FM or UL - ULC Firestop Exam, and learn about the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation Industry with this great resource.
We just completed two more successful webinars on Firestopping and DIIM (Design, Install, Inspect, Maintain)! If you missed it, feel free to view the presentation. FCIA's next Firestopping & DIIM webinar comes this winter.
FCIA Friends at Underwrters Laboratories and IFC produced a nice UL/IFC Video on firestopping. Check it and FCIA's sample Firestop Containment Worker education video. Our industry is working for better relaibility through education at all levels of the industry.
LIFE SAFETY DIGEST, the Magazine of Effective Compartmentation publishes quarterly education about Fire and Smoke Resistance Rated Effective Compartmentation. Write or Advertise, we welcome either to advance fire and life safety!
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As a service from FCIA, we offer a FREE FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice to CSI Certified Construction Specifiers (CCS) and CSC Registered Specification Writer (RSW) Specifiers, and others at Architectural Firms, AHJ Building Officials & Fire Marshals, plus Departments of Civil Defence. Request via Email
NOTE: Special Inspection Agencies, Contractors, and others who earn business through the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer. Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies, join FCIA and save $600 on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.
12/9/13: FCIA Membership Renewals for 2014 are now due! Take advantage of special savings - renew by Dec. 31, 2013. Invoices have been mailed. Questions? Email evie@FCIA.org, or call +1 708-202-1108. Thanks for your membership in FCIA!
12/6/13: FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference (ECA) announced! Join us at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio in San Antonio, TX on April 29 - May 2, 2014 for education, FM, UL-ULC testing, committee meetings and fun!
12/6/13: FCIA enjoyed Toronto's CSC Chapter hospitality presenting the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada-Toronto Chapter .
11/27/13: The FCIA office will be closed Thurs., 11/28 & Fri., 11/29 in observance of the USA's Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Mon., Dec. 2.
11/23/13: FCIA presented the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada, Hamilton/Niagara Chapter, Missed it? Attend the CSC-Toronto Chapter Program December 3.
11/14/13: FCIA Members, head on over to the Members Only section to check out slides from last week's FIC presentations!
11/11/13: Special thank you to all of the exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and individuals who helped make this year's FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show (FIC) one of the best ever!
Jonathan Flannery, ASHE, presenting at FCIA FIC's Healthcare Day.
11/8/2013: The election results are in. Congrats to FCIA's New 2014/2015 Board Members Mark Dietz, Gary Hamilton and Ken Slama.
11/4/13: Watch this spot for the latest news and photos from the FIC! Here's a view of the Sandia Mountains from the Hyatt Tamaya.
10/28/13: Schedule Alert! Don't miss TJC's George Mills on Wednesday morning at the FIC! Travel plans changed his program from Thursday. Check out the new FIC Agenda.
10/17/13: FCIA FIC Fun! Make sure to sign up your spouse/guest for the Tour of Old Town Albuquerque!
10/14/13: You can still register for the FIC! Hyatt Tamaya Hotel rooms are now on a space available basis, but call 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org if you need help! See you in Albuquerque!
10/7/2013: Gary Hamilton, (center) FCIA Board Member, Greg Johnson, Consultant and Howard Hopper at the ICC Expo in Atlantic City, NJ last week.
10/2/2013: Mike Mayner and Mike Fitz, City of Philadelphia, Department of Buildings accept Building Department Accreditation Certificates from International Accreditation Services President, Chuck Ramani.
10/2/2013: The Abu Dhabi Municipality has adopted a new code based on the International Building Code. Eng. Hamad Badawi, Abu Dhabi, UAE spoke at ICC Global Forum.
10/1/2013: Read the brand new Healthcare issue of Life Safety Digest! Click the picture below to be taken to the Life Safety Digest page.
9/30/2013: Fatma Amer spoke at the ICC Global Council Sunday. "The Abu Dhabi Emirate announced the adoption of the I-Codes in the Emirate. The process has been funded and is moving forward."
9/30/2013: Donny Phipps, Columbia, SC Building Official speaks about Kenya Wall Project
9/30/2013: Imad Elderubi, World Organization of Building Officials addresses ICC Global Membership Council at Atlantic City
9/26/13: Special thanks to Mark Dietz, Superl, Inc., and Don Murphy, PPMI Firestop, Inc., for representing FCIA at the CONSTRUCT2013 conference.
9/24/13: Need to take the FM or UL/ULC Firestop Exam? The next test date is Tues., Nov. 5 at the FCIA FIC! Sign up for both the Exam and Conference on the FIC Registration Form!
9/19/13: FIC optional Sante Fe Excursion on Fri., 11/8/13! Sign up on FIC Reg. Form for Tours, Dinner & great fun! Check out the activities on Wed.,11/6 too!
9/16/13: FCIA FIC Early Bird & Special Hyatt Room Rate deadline is Oct. 7! Sign up today!
9/12/13: Check out the updated draft agenda for the upcoming FIC in Albuquerque, NM!
9/10/13: FCIA organized industry leading speakers at the 'Barrier Management Symposium' at the ASHE Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors Chapter last week. We had a great turnout and speakers.
9/10/13: ASHE Facility Engineers & ICC Gov't members are invited to the FIC's "Healthcare Industry Day", Nov. 7! The Reg. form & details are on the Events Page. Questions?
Call FCIA +1-708-202-1108
9/5/13: FIC Spouse trip set for 11/7! Board a private shuttle for a trip to famous Old Town Albuquerque. Enjoy a historical walking tour then lunch at a local hotspot! There's time for shopping & relaxing too! Register today!
9/4/13: Congrats to FCIA Assoc. Member Paul Gurski, P.A.G. Industries! He received a $25 gift card to Starbucks for referring FCIA Contractor Member Amherst Insulation & Firestop Service. Welcome! Email Evie for details on how you can get a gift card!
8/28/2013: Going to Construct2013 in Nashville, TN? Download the courtesy pass for FREE entry into the Expo and stop by FCIA booth #348! See you there!
8/28/2013: Three Board of Directors positions are open for the 2014-2015 term. Open to FCIA Voting Contractor Members in Good Standing. Download the Nominations Form for details and apply now!
8/22/13: FCIA's FIC Draft Agenda. 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' now available on the FCIA Events Page!
8/21/2013: Head over to the Firestop Inspection Agency Accreditation page to read up on updated information regarding IAS programs.
8/20/2013: UPDATED: There is a new FCIA Member Alert now in the Members Only section regarding the ICC Inspector Survey. Check out FCIA's thoughts and take the survey.
8:19/2013: FCIA presented to the TIAC-ACIT 2013 Annual Conference delegates in Thunder Bay today. We enjoyed the several FCIA Canada Members who are also TIAC Members.
8/13/2013: Advertise in Life Safety Digest's next issue:
Call or email Chris today!
8/13/2013: FCIA announces 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' at the FIC Conference. TJC's George Mills, (Worldwide) ASHE's Jon Flannery (USA) and CHES President JJ Knott (Canada) present on Thursday. USA or Canada Members alike will benefit. Don't miss this!
8/6/2013: A brand new LIFE SAFETY DIGEST is now available. Read about Educational Buildings in this new issue, available online!
8/2/13: Download the Barrier Management Symposium brochure to learn more about this program developed by FCIA, Joint Commission, ASHE and UL!
7/30/13: FCIA FIC Online Registration now open!
7/24/2013: FCIA Spoke at a Leading Age Conference to the Long Term Care facility engineers. We enjoyed presenting and met some new friends.
7/23/2013: ASHE Regions. interested in the Barrier Management Symposium? Find out how to bring one near you by downloading the flyer!
7/23/2013: The Joint Commission's George Mills announces the new Barrier Management Symposium at an ASHE Plenary Session.
7/23/2013: FCIA, The Joint Commission, ASHE & UL, have developed the Barrier Management Symposium to build knowledge of Effective Compartmentation. Stay tuned to the FCIA website for more information and details as it becomes available.
7/23/2013: FCIA Members Randy Bosscawen, Gus Mancini, Tracy Smith and Don Murphy worked the FCIA Booth at the ASHE show in Atlanta. We enjoyed meeting ASHE friends!
7/19/2013: Head over to the events page to register for the Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, NM at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya!
7/12/2013: FREE checklist on How to Select a Firestop Contractor!
7/9/2013: FCIA is looking for firestopping success stories! This is a great PR oppurtunity for your company. Contact Evie for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call +1 708-202-1108
6/27/2013: Going to the ASHE Conference July 21-24 in
Atlanta, GA? Stop by the FCIA booth, #437!
6/25/2013: FCIA members find value in partnership with NFPA. Look forward to more partnerships throughout the year! Click below to see why.
6/21/13: Getting excited for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show? Get a jump on the Hyatt Tamaya reservation today!
6/17/13: Thanks to FCIA member volunteers Don Murphy (left) and Gary Hamilton (right) who helped Exec. Director Bill McHugh at NFPA's Conference & Expo last week. Thanks also to Randy and Ryan Bosscawen!
6/11/2013: FCIA Code Consultant and member Bill Koffel and FCIA Executive Director Bill McHugh presented yesterday at the NFPA! Watch for a copy of their presentation later this week.
Check out FCIA's Hot News Archives from years past.