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FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference
ECA 2017

The Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO

May 2-5, 2017


The Education & Committee Action Conference is the program you need to develop and hone your expertise in the firestop & effective compartmentation industry.  While there, take the opportunity to identify the Committee best suited to your talents and interests and put them to work to contribute to the advancement of your industry.


Attendees walk away with a complete conference experience and a drive to implement the knowledge and strategies gleaned during the event.

Here's what you can expect at ECA 2017:

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May 2

11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch for Quality Management System and Firestop Exam Education Session Attendees

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

FCIA Management System Manual Development Education



May 3

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exam for DRI Candidates and Inspection Personnel

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

President's Welcome & Association Comments

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Update on Changes in the Joint Commission
George Mills, The Joint Commission

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

FCIA Committee Reports & Committee Action Sessions

  • Accreditation
  • Canada Task Group
  • Code
  • Inspection
  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Program
  • Standards
  • Technical Education & Apprenticeship (TEA)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

FCIA Welcome Reception

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May 4

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:15 am - 9:15 am


Leadership Excellence: Making A Difference and Changing Lives Forever

Mark Johnson, Camouflage Communications, Inc.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

The ICC/NFPA Code Update

Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates

9:45 am - 3:00 pm

The Curtain Calls Guest Tour

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Partnership Program Updates

Jeff Gould, FM | Pam Blanchette, UL | Bill McHugh, FCIA

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fire-Testing with Intertek

Karl House, Intertek

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The Value of the Specialized Firestop Contractor

Corey Zussman, Pepper Construction | TBD | TBD

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Luke Woods, UL

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


FCIA Contractor Members Only Session

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FCIA Reception


May 5

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Advanced Curtain Wall Concepts: Mineral Wool's Role in Maintaining the Integrity of the Wall

Melanie Bisson, ROXUL

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Professional Liability Insurance and You

Byron Spencer & Gretchen McAlinden, Norman Spencer Insurance Group

10:45 am - 11:45 am

What Keeps Property Managers Awake At Night

Patrick Shaw, Cushman Wakefield

12:00 pm

Conference Closes

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Budweiser Brewery Post-Conference Tour

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* Agenda subject to change without notice at any time.

** The UL/ULC Firestop Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  UL Exam participants MUST provide their own copy of the FCIA Manual of Practice.  The ULC Addendum covers questions specific to Canada.  The FM Firestop Exam DOES NOT allow use of the FCIA MOP during the exam.


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