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FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show 2009

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

November 10 - 13 , 2009

The agenda promises excellent programs with seminars, trade show, some fun, relationship building, and golf. Here's what you need to do now to get involved!

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Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Phone: 305-365-4500

Book now for $179/night Rooms will go fast at this price. At the Ritz website, under hotel tab, enter desired room reservation dates and # of rooms. Click + Optional Information. Put in Group Code: FIEFIEA and click submit. Or, just give the hotel a call, and off we go...

Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, and experience a world-class resort community filled with beautiful nature preserves, charming shopping villages and golden beaches. Located on a seven mile-wide barrier island south of Miami Beach, The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Florida, is just minutes from the city, but feels a world away.


Tue, Nov10 Tue Wed Thu Fri



12:00p Conference Registration - All events, except Receptions, Banquet, in Salon 1
1:00p - 2:30p FM & UL DRI Education
2:30p - 3:00p Break
3:00p – 6:30p FM & UL DRI Testing
3:00p – 6:30p

Quality Manual Development Seminar

Free to FCIA Members – (Non Members - $350 Extra Fee)

6:30p - 7:30p

FCIA Welcome Reception - Salon 1 Patio

Wed, Nov 11 Tue Wed Thu Fri



7:30a - 4:00p Conference Registration Open - Tabletops Open
(Coffee, Great Cont'l. Breakfast)
9:00a – 9:30a

FM 4991 Update & UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Program Update

9:30a – 9:45a Break -
9:45a – 10:15a

FCIA 2009 Report
Accreditation, Apprenticeship, Code (short, full Code Update Thurs), Standards, Technical, Program, Marketing, Legislative, Membership

10:15a – 10:30a Break – Sponsored by
10:30a – 11:30a

FCIA Committee Sessions - In Meeting Room
Meet Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs, learn more, get involved, make a difference.

11:45a - 6:00p

FCIA Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing
Proceeds Fund Fire Protection Scholarships at Universities - Shotgun Start – 12:30

Crandon Golf Course, Key Biscayne, FL

7:00p – 7:30p FCIA Welcome Reception & Golf Awards - Ballroom Patio
Thu, Nov 12 Tue Wed Thu Fri



7:30a - 8:30a FCIA Continental Breakfast - Tabletops Open
9:00 - 9:30a

FCIA Board Candidate Presentations

9:30a –10:00a International Firestop Council Update
Sarah Brewer, IFC President

10:00a – 10:15a

Break – Visit tabletops
10:15a – 11:15a FCIA Education Session - FCIA ICC Code Hearing Update (ICC Hearings were Oct. 24 – Nov. 11) Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates ; Gary Hamilton & Bill McHugh, FCIA
11:15a – 11:30a

Break – Sponsored By - Visit tabletops

11:30a – 12:00a

Exhibitor Presentations - 2 minutes Each, then Luncheon Service

12:00p - 1:00p

Luncheon and Speaker – Jim Milke, Ph.D, P.E., Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland

Sponsored by

1:00 - 1:20

New Life Safety Organization
Bob LeClair, President

1:20p - 1:30 Break & Tabletop Time Sponsored by 2pm, ballot box closes.
1:30p - 4:50p

Special FCIA HANDS ON Sessions - Effective Compartmentation Installation, Inspection and Maintenance Programs targeted to HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

1:30p – 2:40p

Fire Resistance Gypsum Assemblies - Wallboard, Blocks - Bob Grupe, USG Corp

2:40p - 3:00p Break
3:00p - 3:50p

Fire Damper Systems

3:50p - 4:00p Break
4:00 - 4:50p Fire Doors & Hardware, Closers, Frames, Hinges - Brian Meade, Ingersoll Rand
6:00p - 7:00p FCIA Annual Awards Reception - Courtyard
7:00p – 10:00p
FCIA 10 Year Anniversary Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner
Paid Dinner, Conference Attendees & Invited Guests Only!

FCIA Awards, Recognition

Guest Speaker - Rick Segel, CSP, Author, 'Retail Business Kit for Dummies'

Sport Jacket Recommended
Reception - Courtyard by Fountain
Dinner - Ponce De Leon Room
Fri, Nov 13 Tue Wed Thu Fri


Event - Salon 1

7:30a - 8:30a

FCIA Continental Breakfast -   
Trade Show Area Open

8:30a – 9:30a FCIA Sponsored Insurance Program Update - The Phoenix Group – Jim Venezia delivers new infomration....on FCIA's Insurance Program for Contractors and Consultants.  
9:30a – 9:45a Break - Sponsored by
9:45a– 11:15a

Firestopping Ligation Case History - Real Case Studies about improperly installed firestopping that went to court, and life safety won.

Don't miss this!

Joseph Colbert, Esq., - Kagan, Lubic, Lepper, Lewis, Gold & Colbert, LLP, New York

12:00p -2:00p UL 1479/2079 Standards Technical Panel Task Group Meeting - Movement of penetrating Items – Working group meeting - open session

Casual Dress for the meeting - It's warm in Florida


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