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FIC '19

FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show

Trump National Doral Miami

Miami, FL

November 5-8, 2019




FIC '19, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, provides a platform for firestop industry professionals and industry experts to join for the common goal of the advancement of the Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry.

The three-day event and Trade Show is dedicated to the development of the firestop professional.   Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agency personnel can enhance their Conference experience by adding a half-day of focused education to prepare for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, followed by the FM or UL/ULC Firestop Exam.


Download DRAFT Agenda*
Tuesday, November 5

7:30 a - 2:00 p

Registration Open

8:00 a - 8:30 a

FCIA NEW Member Session

8:30 a - 12:30 p

FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams

1:30 p - 5:00 p

FM & UL/ULC** Firestop Exams

6:00 p - 7:00 p

FCIA Welcome Reception***

7:30 p - 9:00 p

Exhibitor Tabletop Set-Up

Wednesday, November 6

6:30 a - 7:30 a

Exhibitor Tabletop Set-Up

7:30 a - 11:00 a

Conference Registration Open

Trade Show Open

8:00 a - 8:30 a

FCIA President's Welcome & Board Candidate Introductions

8:30 a - 9:00 a

Exhibitor Updates

9:00 a - 9:45 a

Partnership Program Updates

10:00 a - 11:00 a

An Executive Overview of The Ken Blanchard Companies Situational Leadership II

Rob Stevens, Leadership for Now

11:30 a - 5:00 p

FCIA Memorial Golf Tournament

6:00 p - 7:00 p

FCIA Cocktail Reception & Golf Awards***

Thursday, November 7

7:30 a - 5:30 p

Conference Registration Open

7:30 a - 3:45 p

Trade Show Open

8:30 a - 9:30 a

2020 - A Turn in the Road

Richard Branch, Dodge Data & Analytics

9:45 a - 3:00 p

Airboatin' In the Everglades Guest Tour

9:45 a - 10:45 a

Hot Topics in Firestopping Liability: What Do We Know About Potential Sources of Liability and How to Protect Your Business from Being Burned?

Karen P. Layng , JD, M.A.I.T. Co.

10:45 a - 11:45 a

Health Care Facilities and the Firestop and Barrier Management Services Contractor

George Mills, JLL Healthcare Solutions

12:00 p - 12:45 p


1:00 p - 2:00 p

Firestopping - Then, Now, and Tomorrow

Rich Walke, UL LLC | Luke Woods, UL LLC

2:00 p - 3:00 p

Industry Efforts to Standardize the Treatment of Structural Fire-Protection Variances

Kevin LaMalva, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

3:15 p - 4:15 p


Containing Fire in Combustible Compartments - A Look at Mass Timber Substrates

Tim Mattox, STI

4:15 P - 5:45 p

FCIA Contractor Members ONLY Session

6:00 p - 10:00 p

FCIA 20th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner***

Friday, November 8

8:00 a - 11:00 a

Conference Registration Open

Trade Show Open

8:00 a - 9:00 a

Fall Protection Practices for the Firestop Industry

Frank Marino, Safety Check, Inc.

9:00 a - 10:00 a

FCIA & Code Development - Part 1 - Code Development Past to Now

Bill Koffel, P.E., Koffel Associates

10:00 a - 11:00 a

Trends in Firestop Specifications - Qualifications, More

Aideen Doneski, Gleeson Powers | Ben Urcavich, Performance Firestop | Bill McHugh, FCIA

11:00 a - 11:15 a

Conference Closing Remarks

Conference Ends

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*Agenda subject to change without notice.
** The UL/ULC Firestop Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  UL/ULC Exam participants MUST provide their own copy of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.  The ULC Addendum covers questions specific to the firestop industry in Canada.  The FM Firestop Exam DOES NOT allow the use of the FCIA Manual of Practice during the Exam.
*** Attendance included with FIC Conference registration.  Spouses, Guests and kids welcome.  Additional fee applies.



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