FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2015 - has officially wrapped up, and the feedback couldn't be better. The historic location, combined with a dynamite line-up of engaging speakers and a great group of attendees made for a memorable week!
Scott Rankin & Scott LaPoint join new FCIA Member Scott Boyer, Construction Specialties at last week's ECA. Look for photos from the Conference to be posted in the next few weeks.
Couldn't attend the Conference, but curious about what you missed? FCIA Members can view CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section. Email Cathy@FCIA.org for login questions.
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...
FCIA Coming To the Middle East Twice In 2015
FCIA was recently represented at the Gulf Coordinating Council's (GCC) Fire Safe Congress presenting to the group of delegates a program focused on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping. While in Abu Dhabi, FCIA also hosted an FCIA Education Session and the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams.
The programs were all well-attended and continue to support the mission of spreading the word of the 'DIIM' of Firestopping around the world. With 14 people taking the FM or UL Firestop Exams on April 2, FCIA continues to work with FM and UL to build a credible, 3rd party way for individuals and companies to set themselves apart.
FCIA will return to the Middle East for TWO Symposiums in October: Doha and Abu Dhabi. Look for more information regarding registration and dates in the coming weeks.
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.
The 2014 FREE FCIA DIIM Webinar Series was so successful, the program has been expanded to host monthly sessions in 2015! This highly attended FREE Webinar series will highlight and offer in-depth analyzations on the various aspects of the DIIM of Firestopping: "D" - Design; "I" - Installation; "I" - Inspection; and "M" - Maintenance in monthly, comprehensive sessions.
Learn more here.
The Joint Commission is partnered with FCIA, ASHE and UL to deliver their highly talked-about Barrier Management Symposiums in ASHE Regions throughout the United States. This custom education program focuses on fire barriers, smoke barriers, firestopping, fire dampers, fire doors, and other features for ASHE Member and Non Member healthcare facility staff to educate on TJC deficiencies and how to avoid them.
Interested in attending a Barrier Management Symposium? Click here for more information!
FCIA International Educational Symposiums
FCIA plans to host International Educational Symposiums again in 2015. Looking for a Symposium in Canada or the Middle East? Check the Events Page often for more details.
FCIA Supports IFMA FacilityFusion US and Canada
FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to support the IFMA Facility Fusion US and Canada Conferences! Each of these dynamic events brings together the brightest minds in the industry to connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facility management. Learn more.
FCIA and Life Safety Digest Exhibit at AIA Convention 2015, AtlAIAnta!
AIA Convention 2015, AtlAIAnta!, is one of the largest gatherings of architecture and design professionals in the world. This year's conference enables attendees to: get the first look at new materials and technology; earn learning units (LUs) by attending educational sessions led by industry innovators; network with professionals from every walk of life - from students to preservationists, art-world stars to data engineers; and attend the keynote address by none other than President Bill Clinton. Learn more.
FCIA and Life Safety Digest Work Together at NFPA Conference & Expo
Every year, thousands of the top fire, electrical and building safety professionals from all over the country - and around the world - consider attendance at the NFPA Conference & Expo a MUST. Learn more.
FCIA Joins ASHE for the ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
The ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition gives health care facility management and engineering professionals the tools they need to navigate and adapt as the health care landscape shifts. More than 3,300 industry professionals attend the event to share perspectives on optimizing the health care built environment. Learn more.
FCIA and Life Safety Digest Partner with OFSEC 2015
Oman Fire, Safety and Security Expo (OFSEC) is Oman's most comprehensive - and ONLY - exhibition on fire, safety and security. This expo brings together key decision-makers from the government and private sectors of more than 30 countries all focused on strengthening the collaboration between the authorities and the industries for the integration of safety and security technologies. FCIA and Life Safety Digest look forward to partnering with OFSEC in 2015. Learn more.
FCIA Teams with CONSTRUCT 2015 in St. Louis
If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the institutional, industrial or commercial built environment, then CONSTRUCT 2015 is your event. With relevant, accredited education programs, an exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies and a multitude of networking opportunities, CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions. Learn more.
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.
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived! Don't miss articles like:
- "Fire-Rated Expansion Joints: Innovation Meets Demand";
- "The Inspector";
- "2015 International Codes Support Resiliency, Safety, Innovation, Affordability in the Built Environment";
- "Specifying NFPA 285 Testing";
- and more!
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 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.
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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05/28/15: FCIA Membership continues to grow! Welcome to all New Members worldwide!
05/26/15: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, is in Vancouver for the IAS Board of Directors meeting. FCIA leadership is always advocating at the highest levels for the Specialty Firestop Industry!
05/21/15: FCIA has been busy the last few weeks. Read all about it in the current Newsletter!
05/20/15: Thanks to all who participated in today's Webinar. The Q&A session had great participation and many thought-provoking questions! Missed it? Find the Presentation Here.
05/19/15: ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER FOR 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.
When: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
05/14/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo will be landing in Chicago June 22-25. Look for Life Safety Digest and FCIA there!
05/13/15: Registration OPEN for the May Educational Webinar Series, 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.
When: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
05/12/15: Curious about what you missed in Dallas? Members can CHECK-OUT THE PRESENTATIONS from ECA 2015 as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.
05/08/15: ECA 2015 has officially wrapped up. Thanks to all who attended, sponsored and presented!
05/05/15: Hitting the ground running in Dallas. Get ready - the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference starts tomorrow!
05/01/15: The time has come! FCIA is Dallas bound! See you at ECA 2015!
04/28/15: There's still time to REGISTER for ECA 2015!
Need help with your hotel? Email lindsey@FCIA.org for help.
04/23/15: Just got back from the ICC Code Development Hearings in Memphis. Read more about FCIA and the proposals we presented in this month's eNews! Check your inbox early next week!
04/22/15: Curious to know who will be at FCIA's ECA 2015? Check it out here!
04/17/2015: We had a great interactive presentation during FCIA's April 16 Webinar Presentation. Don't miss the next one in May.
04/16/15: ONE MORE REASON to get to ECA 2015 - FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams! Register today!
04/15/15: Couldn't make the first 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN? OR, Were you there and want to review a presentation? Check out the Presentations here!
04/14/15: TWO DAYS LEFT to register for this month's webinar, "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" Sign up today!
04/10/15: FCIA ECA 2015 Early Registration Deadline for hotel & conference ends Friday,
April 10th. After deadline, hotel reservations based on space availability. View the ECA Agenda.
04/07/15: Life Safety Digest Correction: The November Firestop Industry Conference is Nov. 3-6, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ.
04/07/15: Check out FCIA's latest e-News!
04/06/15: Learn how Special Inspection for Firestopping is viewed by the International Building Code in this month's installment of the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Register for "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" today!
When: Thursday, April 16
Time: 10am - 12pm CST
04/03/15: Register for the ECA Dallas Bites Spouse Tour!
04/01/2015: Thinking of joining FCIA? New Contractors join for ONLY $965 USD! Learn more!
03/30/2015: FCIA's presents at the UAE's GCC Fire Safe Congress in March. FCIA continues to form new relationships while bringing fire and life safety through fire resistance and firestoping worldwide.
03/26/15: View the Spring Life Safety Digest
03/26/15: FCIA will be presenting two webinar programs to The Center for Campus Fire Safety this year. Check them out here.
03/25/15: Six weeks TO ECA 2015! Register TODAY!
03/24/15: Tomorrow's webinar, "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to
When: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
03/18/15: ONE WEEK LEFT to Register for "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", held When: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.
03/17/15: Announcing FM and UL Firestop Exams in UAE! FCIA is coming to the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi April 1-2, 2015 and will be holding an FCIA Education Program and FM and UL Firestop Exams!
03/16/15: Did you know the CEU requirements for the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors Program have changed? DRI's are now required to maintain 48 hours of CEUs OR take - AND PASS - the FM Firestop Exam every 3 years. Questions? Email email@example.com.
03/11/15: Considering attending the April 14-15 Rochester, MN Barrier Management Symposium? Then you should Meet The Experts!
03/05/14: Want to know the REAL story behind Special Inspection and the International Building Code (IBC)? Read it here.
03/04/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for this month's chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Tune in Wednesday, March 25, 10:00am CST for "An In Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Programs". Register NOW!
03/03/15: Only six more days until IFMA Facility Fusion lands in Vancouver! Pick up the newest issue of Life Safety Digest while you're there!
02/24/15: February e-News is ONLINE! Check it out here.
02/23/15: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for ECA 2015 - the FCIA Education & Committee Action (ECA) Conference! Join FCIA May 5-8 in Dallas, TX at The Adolphus Hotel for this action and education packed event! Register Online or with the Faxback form.
02/19/15: FCIA & Life Safety Digest partner with GCC Fire Safe Congress Abu Dhabi. FCIA Members receive 50% off registration! For more info,
02/18/15: Today's episode in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", was a huge success! Review the presentation here or in Presentations. FCIA Members, remember your new Member Benefit - webinar presentations with Audio found in the Members Only section!
02/10/15: Looking for information on the ASHE Region 6 Barrier Management Symposium? Look no further! Plan to attend at The Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN April 14-15, 2015.
02/06/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the next session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. This month's installment, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", will take place Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST. Register today!
02/06/15: Past FCIA Member Guy Bradley featured on the Steve Harvey Show!
02/04/15: Did you attend the January Webinar? Do you need AIA credits? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your AIA number to receive your credit. Don't have your number? You can self-report with the attendance certificate you received. Tune in for the next session Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST.
02/03/15: Check out the FCIA January 2015 e-News!
01/27/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the ASHE Region 6, April 13-15, 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN. Register today!
01/21/15: Chapter 1 in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series is now posted in Presentations! Did you miss it? That's ok! View the presentation here. *Note: This is the Presentation ONLY. Want the Audio? Join FCIA!
01/20/15: Looking to attend a Barrier Management Symposium? Details are being finalized for the BMS in Rochester, MN April 13-15. Check the Barrier Management page - and your e-News - for more info!
01/15/15: We had 185 sites registered for the opening chapter in the FCIA's 2015 FREE Educational Webinar Series. Check out the Presentation and document on EJ's. Don't miss the next FCIA Webinar!
01/13/15: Interested in taking the UL/ULC Firestop Exam? In addition to being offered at the FCIA Conferences in May and November, the UL/ULC Firestop Exam will be held at UL Facilities in North America in February, March and August. Registration is NOW OPEN for these Exams.
01/12/15: Don't miss Thursday's Webinar. Note the DATE CHANGE for the webinar. It's now Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST.
01/07/15: Announcing the first chapter in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series! Plan to attend this two-hour webinar to learn more about the "DIIM" of Firestopping, why it's important and how it affects you.
When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am CST - 12:00pm
01/05/15: FCIA Members: Looking to take the FM and/or UL Firestop Exam this year? Join us this Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST for a Firestop Exam Prep Webinar. For more information, email email@example.com.
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