Montreal Conference 2006

FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference

April 26 - 28, 2006 at the Loews Hotel Vogue, Montreal, Canada. The program will bring value to your business through industry leading seminars, active committee meetings and Firestop Industry Forum sessions.

Conference Registration Information

Loews Hotel Vogue, Montral
1425 Rue De La Montagne
Montreal Quebec
H3G1Z3 Canada
phone: 514-285-5555


Registration: Rate $169 CAN More information to follow.

Agenda (as of 4/05/06, locations in braces)

Download the Conference Agenda as MS Word document.

Wed, Apr 26 Wed, 4/26 Thu, 4/27 Fri, 4/28



7:30a - 4:00p FCIA Registration, Coffee & Pastries (Foyer I)
9:00a - 9:45a FCIA Member Orientation Presentation (Paris I & II)
9:45a - 10:00a BREAK
SPONSORED BY 3M Fire Protection Products
10:00a - 10:45a

FCIA Presidents Welcome
Contractor Quality Programs – How & Why

UL Firestop Contractor Qualification Program
Betsy Titus & John Carlin, UL

FM 4991, Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors,
Jeff Gould, FM Approvals

Why become approved – FCIA Contractors

  • Marketing – Bill McHugh
  • Efficiency – Better, faster installation – Bob Svoboda
  • Testimonials – How did it help your business
    Don Sabrsula, Randy Bosscawen, Don Murphy, Aedan Gleeson, Tony Gamble
10:45a - 11:00a BREAK
11:00a - 11:45a FCIA Firestopping DRI Education Session
Bob LeClair, Aedan Gleeson, Bill McHugh, UL & FM
11:45a - 12:00p Lunch Service
12:00p - 12:30p Construction Specification Canada – Claude Giguere Pageau-Morel Assoc.
12:45p - 1:30p FCIA Firestopping DRI Education Session
Bob LeClair, Aedan Gleeson, Bill McHugh, UL & FM
1:30p - 2:00p BREAK
SPONSORED BY Grace Construction Products
2:00p - 5:00p UL Qualification of Firestop Contractors Program DRI Testing
Tony Robertson, UL
5:00p - 6:00p FCIA Welcome Reception
Thu, Apr 27 Wed, 4/26 Thu, 4/27 Fri, 4/28



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast (Foyer)

7:30a - 3:00p Registration Open (Foyer)
9:45a Spouse Program (Meet in Foyer)
8:30 - 9:20a

Manufacturer & New Technology Presentations (Paris I & II)
10 minutes each
3M, Flammadur, Grabber, HILTI

9:20a - 9:40a BREAK
9:40a - 10:15a Specified Technologies, Inc., Thermafiber, Tremco, W.R. Grace, Watson Bowman, Inc., Others
10:15a - 10:30a BREAK
SPONSORED by Specified Technologies
10:30a - 11:45a Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Guylene Proulx, Human Behavior in Fires (Paris I & II)
12:00p Break & Lunch Service
12:00p - 1:30p Firestopping Engineering Judgments, Presented by IFC, FCIA, FM, UL
(Paris I & II)
1:45p - 3:30p

Committee Reports & Meetings (Paris I & II)

Accreditation – Aedan Gleeson
UL / FM Report only, no meeting.

Technical, Codes & Standards

  • Code Sub-Committee – Bob LeClair & Bill McHugh
    Compartmentation, Firestopping and IBC
  • Standards Sub-Committee
    ASTM Inspector, ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393
    UL Standards Technical Panel – Bill McHugh

Manual of Practice Sub-Committee – 2006/2007 Sections to Edit

  • Chapter 2 Codes – Bob LeClair
  • Chapter 4 Quality Process – Bill McHugh
  • Glossary
  • Standard Answers
  • Specifications – MasterFormat 04 Numbering System


  • Apprenticeship – Bob Hasting – Document review
  • Education Powerpoint Revisions –


  • Life Safety Digest Editorial Committee – Editorial Themes
  • Articles & PR – Target Magazines

Membership - Target groups

2:30p - 5:30p FM 4991 DRI Testing
Fri, Apr 28 Wed, 4/26 Thu, 4/27 Fri, 4/28



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast (Foyer)

8:30a - 10:00a Canadian Requirements for Firestopping -
Tony Crimi, AC Consulting Services, Inc.
(Paris I & II)
10:00a - 10:15a BREAK
SPONSORED BY by Tremco, Inc.
10:15a - 11:45a

New Canadian Requirments for Compartmentation - Igor Olskiewicz, National Research Center, Canada
(Paris I & II)

12:00p - 1:00p FCIA Industry Day Luncheon & Speaker
1:15p - 2:30p

FCIA Firestop & Compartmentation Industry Education Program (Paris I & II)

Compartmentation Industry

Firestopping Industry

  • Code Requirements
  • Testing – Penetrations, Joints, Perimeter Testing
    F, T, W, L, H, Insulation & Integrity
    Engineering Judgments
2:00p - 2:15p BREAK
2:15p - 3:30p

Firestop Systems

  • Materials, Tested Systems
  • Documentation
  • Specialty Firestop Contractors
  • Specifications
  • Maintenance
  • Safety Issues

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