FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for FCIA's FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in sunny Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10.
FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Heads to Toronto, Registration Open
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada, heading to the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport in Toronto, ON this September 20-21, 2017.
Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members
The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.
Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.
The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.
FCIA's ECA 2017 a SUCCESS!
FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference had great technical content, the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, FCIA committee meetings and more this May in St. Louis.
FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA Presentations in the Members Only Section.
Keeping Up With FCIA News
Want to know everything going on with FCIA? From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.
Check out the current issue today!
Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog
FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.
With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained. Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Systems are systems that are routinely maintained, but what about the fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant barriers in buildings? These barriers protect people from fire and smoke spread in buildings. They need maintenance too.
Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog
The True Story of Special Inspection and the IBC
What's required by the International Building Code (IBC) for Firestopping Special Inspection? What's required to be an AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspection Agency or AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspector?
This is the REAL story...
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived! Check out our new look, and don't miss articles like:
- "Hoistway Opening Protection ";
- "Life Safety Code Changes for Healthcare Facilities ";
- "Healing Architecture ";
- "Healthcare Occupancies and Firestopping ";
- and more!
Read it online today!
Align yourself with the ONLY magazine focused on Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and put your business in front of thousands of potential customers. For more information on Advertising and a Media Kit, contact cathy@FCIA.org.
Have an industry related article to contribute? We are always looking for complelling, thought-provoking industry related content. For more information on writing policies, email lindsey@FCIA.org.
FCIA Joins ICC Building Safety & Design Expo this September
The Building Safety & Design Expo brings professionals from the built environment including local tradesmen, architects, engineers, along with plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, building and fire safety professionals from around the world together to make it easier to exchange critical information on the latest technologies for building a safer, more resilient world.
FCIA Partners with CSC CONSTRUCT Show this Fall
CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national trade show and educational conference for the commercial building teams that spec and source building products. CONSTRUCT links thousands of industry leaders to procure real-world, practical knowledge for building success.
FCIA and Intersec Align to Bring Fire-Resistance to the World
Intersec is the leading international platform for the Security, Safety and Fire Protection industries. Intersec 2018, now in its 20th edition promises to be even bigger - it will present over 1,300 exhibitors who will showcase a truly comprehensive range of products across seven broad sections.
FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2017
The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2017 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.
Learn more here.
FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program
FCIA recently released their Firestop Containment Worker Education Program (FSCW-IE and FSCW-M). This comprehensive education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, as well as the Specialty Firestop Inspector, is everything you need to train your workforce from the ground up. Learn more today!
Read the complete Press Release here.
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.
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.
As a service to selected professionals in the industry, FCIA offers a FREE electronic copy of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice. To see if you qualify, review the eligible individuals here.
NOTE: Special Inspection Agencies, Contractors, and others who conduct business in the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer. Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can join FCIA and save $600 on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.
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.
09/08/17: Sending prayers and best wishes for safety to FCIA members and all those in Florida and Georgia as Hurricane Irma approaches. Please seek shelter. You are in our thoughts.
09/06/17: One week left to register for 'The DIIM of Firestopping Explained', this month's session in the 2017 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wed., September 13
Time: 10:00 am CDT
09/05/17: Two weeks until the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in Toronto, ON. Have you registered yet?
08/30/17: Check out the newest edition of the FCIA Newsletter. Hear what's going on in your association and the industry! Read it today!
08/28/17: Bill Koffel, FCIA's Code Consultant, is running for Associate Director at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). If you're a member, votes are due before Sept. 1.
08/25/17: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'FM 4991 Approved Contractors - What's that Mean?', with Jeff Gould (FM Approvals). Find the presentation here
08/18/17: Feel like you're a born leader? Interested in serving on the FCIA Board? Nominate yourself or another FCIA Contractor Member for FCIA’s Board of Directors on the 2017-2019 Board! Inquire today
08/16/17: Check out this article from Building Science Corporation with interesting perspectives on the Grenfell Tower and the ‘Great Fire of London’. Read it here
08/16/17: One week left to register for 'FM 4991 Approved Contractors - What's that Mean?' with Jeff Gould (FM).
When: Wed., August 23
Time: 10:00 am CDT
08/04/17: With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, maintaining fire-resistant-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies is more critical than ever. Check out FCIA's tips to maintaining these critical barriers in the "News You Can Use" blog.
08/04/17: Did you know that Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now join FCIA for prorated dues for the rest of 2017? Take advantage of discounted membership and join the organization working to build your industry. Learn more
08/03/17: Need to beef up your Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry knowledge? Check out past FCIA Presentations
08/02/17: FCIA presented at the MOSHE SISCHE Chapter meeting today in O'Fallon, MO. Thanks to all who were in attendance! Check out the presentation here
08/01/27: Registration is NOW OPEN for FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show! Learn more
07/27/17: Thank you to all who attended the Barrier Management Symposium hosted by ASHE Central Arizona Chapter and Region 9. Missed it? Check out the presentations
07/25/17: Looking for info on the FM 4991 Approved Contractor Program? Then register for 'FM 4991 Approved Contractors - What's that Mean?' with Jeff Gould (FM), the August program in the 2017 FCIA FREE Webinar Series.
When: Wed., August 23
Time: 10:00 am CDT
07/19/17: Thanks to all who attended today's 'Changes in the IBC that Impact YOUR Business' with Bill Koffel. Check out the program here
07/14/17: Looking for a Firestop Special Inspection Agency? Find FCIA Special Inspection Agency Members here!
07/07/17: Attention Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies...have you heard about the all-new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance Program with the Norman Spencer Insurance Group? Check it out today!
07/06/17: FCIA and Life Safety Digest joins with the CSC CONSTRUCT Show in Providence, RI this Sept. 13-15. Stop by and see us at our booth!
06/23/17: The latest issue of Life Safety Digest is finally here! This issue focuses on healthcare occupancies and their challenges. Check it out today!
06/20/17: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada this September 20-21 in Toronto, ON. Learn more
06/14/17: Special thanks to Guest Presenter Rich Walke (UL) and all who attended today's webinar! Check it out today!
05/31/17: FIC 2017 is heading West to Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10! Make your plans and secure your hotel room now!
05/26/17: The latest edition of the FCIA newsletter is here. Check it out today!
05/24/17: FCIA partners with ICC and the Building Safety & Design Expo again this September. Learn more
05/22/17: Guess what? UL now grades the ULC Firestop Exam WITH the core UL Firestop Exam? Learn more
05/19/17: Did you know...the FM 4991 Approved program has new CEU requirements for DRIs? Check it out today!
05/15/17: Have you heard? FIC 2017 is heading to the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10!!!
SAVE THE DATE TODAY!
05/10/17: FCIA Membership promotes your brand, your company. Voting Contractor & Special Inspection Agency NEW memberships prorated at $965 USD. Join today for benefits until Dec. '17.
05/09/17: Congratulations to FCIA's newest committee members: Marketing - Charles Fogg (Northeast Firestopping Solutions) and Membership - Jim Johnson (General Insulation).
05/08/17: Thanks to all who participated last week at FCIA's Education and Committee Action (ECA) Conference. Don't miss FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show in Palm Springs, CA.
05/02/17: ECA 2017 opened today in St. Louis. The group welcomed 30+ preparing to take the Firestop Exams. Good luck to all!
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