FCIA's ECA 2018 Memphis Bound
The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - heads to Memphis, TN this May.
Here you'll find the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams and Education, FCIA Committee meetings, technical sessions, seminars tailored to personal and professional growth, meet and greets with peers from around the world and so much more!
Registration is NOW OPEN!
FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!
Rave reviews 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.
Members can find the presentations in the Members Only section.
FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Brought Firestop Exams and Education to Toronto
The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada was in Toronto, ON this September 20-21 with the ULC Firestop Exams, as well as dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.
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 & BOMA Partner to Educate Building Owners & Managers
The 2018 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is the premier CRE industry event. It boasts a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology, innovative solutions and prime networking.
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.
Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog
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:
- "Some ABCs of Smoke Control ";
- "What Architects Can Learn from Firefighters ";
- "One-Size-Fits-All Engineering Judgements Don't Work ";
- "From Devastation Comes Inspiration";
- and more!
Read it online today!
FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2018
The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2018 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, instructor led, education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, Firestop Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces 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 required by Chapter 17 of the IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.
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.
1/17/18: One week left to register for 'The 'DIIM' of Firestopping 101: How to Properly 'D'esign, 'I'nstall, 'I'nspect and 'M'aintain Installed Firestop Systems'.
When: Wed, January 24
Time: 10:00 am CST
1/16/18: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018. Learn more
1/10/18: FCIA is busy between Conferences. ASTM Standards proposals are prepared, FCIA's Code Committee submitted proposals for the 2021 IBC/IFC, National Building Code of Canada has code development going on too. We're advancing improved fire- and life-safety in buildings all the time.
1/3/18: SAVE THE DATE for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018, heading to Memphis, TN this coming May!
12/21/17: FCIA's Webinar 'Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation - A Year in Review', the final session in the 2017 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series was well attended.
12/10/17: FCIA's visit to the National Research Council of Canada provided input on a possible new NRC Fire-Test Lab. Watch for more info as NRC submits for approval.
11/29/17: Thank you to all who attended the November webinar, 'Who is FCIA? FCIA News, Updates and More'. Missed it? Find the presentation here
11/25/17: Did you know that Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now join FCIA for 2018 AND get the rest of 2017 FREE? Join the organization that's building your industry. Learn more
11/15/17: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. Engaging sessions, great interaction, all around productive week!
11/09/17: At FCIA's FIC Conference, Joe Lstiburek spoke about the Grenfell Tower, Cladding, Insulation, Rainscreen Design and fire safety. Check out this Wall Street Journal Article on the issue. FCIA Members, visit the Members Only Section for Joe's Presentation.
11/3/17: FCIA is heading to FIC 2017. See you in Palm Springs!
10/26/2017: FCIA's Bill McHugh travels to Dubai to speak at the ASTM/ICC Symposium on Codes and Standards Oct. 30, 31..
10/19/17: Still time to register for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show! Don't miss this event! Register today!
10/18/17: What's happpening at FCIA? Check out this issue of the FCIA Newsletter.
10/17/17: The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting mailboxes all over the world this week. Check it out here!
10/12/17: Are you a Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency in the Middle East looking to write the FM or UL Firestop Exams? New testing date added to November!
10/12/17: Attention! Those FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members looking for education for the Firestop Exams can attend a special 4-hour webinar to prepare, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL Firestop Exams'.
When: Thurs, Oct 26
Time: 8:00 am CDT
10/11/2017: The FCIA Standards Committee's ASTM Meetings were shortened due to Hurricane Nate. Meet the leaders at the FCIA FIC Conference and volunteer to join a committeee.
10/05/2017: FCIA's Extended 4 Hour Webinar powerpoint presentation is in the Members Only section. Watch FCIA.org for the Recording in the next few weeks.
10/03/17: So, you wanna come to FCIA's FIC 2017 and you want to know who you'll see there. Check out who's coming today! Don't see your name on the list? Registration remains open.
Want to see what you may have missed? Check out FCIA's Hot News Archives.