09/30/21

Did You Know…Firestop Special Inspection happens most where there are the most projects with firestopping. Did you also know FCIA worked with International Accreditation Services to build a firestopping section of IAS Accreditation Criteria AC-291. SOURCE: FCIA Marketing Committee Research conducted with Dodge Data Analytics/The Blue Book.

09/22/21

Thanks to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘The Nuts and Bolts of Fire, Fire/Smoke, Smoke, and Ceiling/Radiation Dampers’ with Kent Maune (Ruskin). And, thanks to a dynamic and engaged audience, we had an extremely informative Q&A session at the end! Find the Presentation Here

09/21/21

Did You Know…FCIA’s ‘DIIM’ of firestopping – proper ‘D’esign, ‘I’nstallation, ‘I’nspection, and ‘M’aintenance of Protection – results in safe buildings due to fire-resistance working when called up on by fire or smoke. The proper ‘DIIM’ of firestopping includes ‘I’nstallation of Firestop Systems by FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor Members and FM 4991 Approved and/or UL […]

09/20/21

Hot off the press: It’s the September FCIA eNewsletter! This month’s edition is full of important information, like the recently announced change to the UL Numbering System, updates on FIC ’21, information on Special Inspection, and so much more. Read It Online Today!

09/16/21

UL has just announced a new numbering system for firestop systems and fire-resistive joint systems. Two tested and listed system categories are moving from a 4-digit System Number to a 5-digit System Number soon (Ex: C-AJ-20000, after C-AJ-2999).  Resources are posted on FCIA’s Technical Resource Pages, and UL’s Resources Pages. Moving forward, when a 4-digit […]

09/15/21

Your Marketing Committee is on the move again, advocating for the firestop industry, the Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection, FCIA Members, and more! Today’s group? The National Association of State Fire Marshals! Special thanks to Taylor Benay (National Firestopping Solutions, Inc.)!

09/14/21

Did You Know…Firestop special inspection occurs in a wide range of buildings. Did you also know that FCIA’s Firestop Manual of Practice has an 80-page section on firestop special inspection? And that the FM and UL Firestop Exams have a questions on firestop installation AND inspection? FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members are your […]

US Department of Labor Issues Emergency Temporary Standard

On Sept. 9, US President Biden announced that the US Dept. of Labor will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.    When published in the Federal Register, the ETS will become effective immediately in states under OSHA […]

09/13/21

On Sept. 9, US President Biden announced that the US Dept. of Labor will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.   When published in the Federal Register, the ETS will become effective immediately in states under OSHA jurisdiction.  […]

09/07/21

Did You Know…Where firestop special inspection is mandated, the use of a FM 4991 Approved or UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor is already specified.  FCIA Member Contractors & Special Inspection Agencies are the best!  SOURCE: FCIA Marketing Committee Research conducted with Dodge Data Analytics/The Blue Book.

09/01/21

With so much of the world in COVID-19 flux still, there’s one thing you can count on: dynamite firestop education with FCIA! This November 2-5, join FCIA IN-PERSON OR ONLINE for three days of education focused on the firestop industry, code updates, team development, technical updates, and more. Learn more