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Barrier Management Symposium™

The Barrier Management Symposium™ is a one- or two-day Symposium focused on increasing the awareness about how various Barriers are ‘D’esigned, ‘I’nstalled, ‘I’nspected and ‘M’aintained and ‘M’anaged for long-term fire- and life-safety.

Fire and smoke barriers in buildings are there to protect building occupants, staff, and first responders when called upon for horizontal evacuations or defend-in-place strategies behind fire- or smoke-resistant barriers. In order for these fire and smoke barriers to function as designed and intended, including firestopping, fire dampers, fire-rated glazing, and fire doors, they need to be continuous, intact, and maintained as a critical piece of effective compartmentation.

Hosted around North America by ASHE Regions and Chapters, APPA Chapters, and ICC Chapters, the programs feature technical education from industry experts on the various elements of Barrier Management. This empowers Facility Management staff to make and implement changes which reduce Survey violations and improve installed fire- and life-safety systems in their facilities.

Who Should Attend?

  • ASHE National and State Chapter Healthcare Facility Engineers, Directors, and their staff
  • APPA National and Regional Chapter Facility Engineer Members, Directors, and their staff
  • ICC Governmental Building Code Official or Fire Marshal Members
  • Staff at Healthcare and Educational Facilities

What Will I Learn?

  • Hear how fire-resistance-rated products become firestop systems when installed by qualified Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors to the manufacturer’s installation instructions and tested and listed system specs.
  • Learn about how proper systems selection and ‘D’esign, ‘I’nstallation, ‘I’nspection and ‘M’aintenance – the ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping – builds reliable effective compartmentation.
  • Examine how to improve fire- and life-safety through effective compartmentation.
  • Gain new and additional knowledge about how to purchase, evaluate, and manage fire and smoke barrier technologies.

Produced by The Joint Commission, ASHE, UL, & FCIA



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* Attendees need not be ASHE, APPA, or ICC Members, but they must be a Healthcare or Educational Facility Director, Healthcare or Educational Facility Engineer/Staff, or ICC Governmental Member.
We encourage you to find out more about membership in these professional organizations.

FCIA Barrier Management Service Providers, including Contractors, Inspection Agencies, Manufacturers, Distributors, and others can help building owners and managers maintain these critical barriers.

The Barrier Management Symposium™ brings critical education to Healthcare and Educational Facility Directors, engineers, staff, and other facility management personnel. Check out presentations from past programs

To learn more, check out a DRAFT AGENDA. 

For more information on hosting a Barrier Management Symposium™ near you, contact FCIA Staff.