In this issue:
Education and Committee Action Conference
Firestop Industry Golf Tournament
Firestop Industry Conference
Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection
of Installed Fire Stops
Website has improved
Advertisement on 4specs.com
Trade Show Booth is in Action
Marketing Committee update
FCIA's "Education and Committee
Action Conference", April 3-5, 2002 is coming up
fast. Program Chair Bob LeClair, (A.F. Underhill, Inc.) reports
that the conference features more that just committee meetings
this year. "Back to Basics" is the meeting theme
and includes program content on Codes, (Bill Koffel, FCIA
Code Consultant) architectural specifications, general contracting,
and legal aspects (Karen Layng, Vedder Price) of our business.
Go to www.fcia.org for specific info and phone numbers, then
call Embassy Suites reservations to reserve your room. Plan
on arriving in time for committee meetings Wednesday starting
at 2:00, cocktails at 5:00 - - then stay until Friday Night
for the FCIA Industry Golf Tournament. It will be worth your
The 1st FCIA Firestop Industry Golf
Tournament will be a blast this spring. Scott Rankin,
(Pyro-Stop, LLC), is planning the tournament which will include
a "blind foursome" format with winners awarded the
"FCIA Golf Tournament Traveling Trophy". Wait till
you see this! Golf is $120 per person, with proceeds used
to fund the FCIA Committees. We'll leave the hotel as soon
as the conference is finished,
Mark your calendar now for the
"Firestop Industry Conference", November 6 - 8,
2002 at Opryland, near Nashville, TN. The program committee
is working on this meeting already, so expect another great
group of speakers and educational sessions!
ASTM E2174-01 "Standard Practice
for On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Stops",
is now published and listed
on the ASTM Website. Many thanks to Don Sabrsula (FireSafe
of Houston, Inc.)of the Standards Task Force. IFC Member Duane
Becker, Fire Trak, Inc., FCIA and IFC Members Amal Tamim,
W.R. Grace, John Valiulis, HILTI provided constructive comments,
as did John Nicholas, Omega Point Laboratories. Thanks to
all for working with ASTM Subcommittee E06.21 and turning
this important industry standard into a reality. ASTM
E2174-01's development is a direct result of an educational
session at the FCIA Meeting in San Antonio, March, 2000. FCIA
turns discussion into action!
FCIA Website has improved. Check
it out as there's many new links and articles to read. Also,
you may want to take some time to look at your listing. If
you want to change your listing, email us your new description.
If you need a website, check them out. Triphis,
Inc. is our "webmeister. Contact them via www.fcia.org.
FCIA Advertisement - Go to www.4specs.com
, click on division 7, section 07840, scroll down 3/4 page
and you'll see FCIA's Marketing Committee in action (Don Murphy,
Chair). FCIA's advertisement, aimed at specifications professionals,
links them directly to FCIA's website, where FM 4991 is listed
prominently on the left side. The FM 4991 document is one
of the most often "hit" items.
FCIA Trade Show Booth is in Action!
The booth has been used in Minneapolis, MN (Tom Thoresen,
SUPERL, Inc.) Boise, ID (Brandon Gallegos, G&G Insulation),
New Orleans, LA (World of Concrete - in 3M's Booth ) already
this year. The FCIA Booth has a busy spring with the AWCI
Convention, San Antonio, March 14-16 (Tremco allowing us to
display in their booth) Eastern States Insulation Contractors
Association, May 9-11(Annapolis, MD - Baltimore area), and
NPFA Convention in Denver, May 19 - 23 (Nelson Firestop Products
letting us display) scheduled so far. Many thanks to our Manufacturer
Members for letting the FCIA Booth join them! If you are an
FCIA Member and want to work the booth at any of these conventions,
let Don Murphy (PPMI Firestop, Inc.) or the FCIA Office know.
FCIA Marketing Committee -
"FCIA Members Present to large groups" - FCIA Members
Pete Barbadoro, (FireSmart Building Technology, Inc.) Aedan
Gleeson, (Gleeson-Powers, Inc.), Blase Reardon, (A.F. Underhill,
Inc.), Don Sabrsula (FireSafe of Houston, Inc.) participated
in the International Firestop Council's "Code Official
Meetings", in Boston, MA and Houston / Dallas, TX. There
are several more of these coming in 2002; Denver, CO - May
2; Phoenix, AZ - May 3; St. Louis, MO - June 12; Chicago -
June 13: Seattle, WA - Sept. 10; San Francisco, CA - Sept.
11; Los Angeles, CA - Sept. 12. Details will be posted on
www.fcia.org as soon as we know them. In Chicago, Al Rexroat
(IMICO, Inc.) presents FM 4991 to the Association of Licensed
Architects and Construction Specifications Institute Trade
Show, March 12. FCIA Members are active promoters of life
safety through passive fire protection and firestopping! Thanks
Don Murphy, (Marketing Committee Chair) for coordinating these
FCIA Membership Growing
- We're over the 100 member mark with 9 new members joining
in February. New members listed below.
- 4 New Contractors
- Thomas J. Donnelly, Inc., Shoreham, NY;
- Life Safety Solutions, St. Paul, MN;
- Jack Moore Associates, Worcester, MA;
- Prestige Drywall, Anoka, MN.
- 3 New Contractor Branches
- Alpha Insulation, Austin, TX and Raleigh/Durham, NC
- 2 New Associates (both in Sealant Dispensing Equipment)
- Albion Engineering
- AST - Adhesive Systems Technology
Questions, comments?? Contact the FCIA office via
email or, "the old fashioned way"...just give us
a call at 630.690.0682!
©copyright FCIA, March 10, 2002.
Permission is hereby granted to forward, print, circulate,
quote with credit to FCIA.
Written By Bill McHugh,
Firestop Contractors International Association
1257 Golf Circle
Wheaton, IL 60187