In this issue:
FCIA Meeting Info (WEEKEND
New FCIA Website
FCIA Annual Meeting in New Orleans
is around the corner, November 7, 8 and 9, 2001. Airfares
are low ...even last minute fares are inexpensive. The FCIA
Program Committee has an agenda full of professional development...
Testing Laboratory Updates, FM Global Updates on the "Firestop
Contractor Approval Standard, FM 4991", a program on "Hospital"
projects with speakers close to the "Joint Commission on the
Accreditation of Healthcare Organization" process....and reports
from committees. With over 65 people already signed up, we
expect a great turnout. Register online at www.fcia.org
, then call the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel at 888.364.1200
for reservations, ($189/night per room) and send a check ($395
attendee fee) to FCIA. The fee covers breaks, breakfasts,
lunches, dinner (Thurs.), receptions.
FCIA Annual Meeting Hotel Rooms AVAILABLE
- FRIDAY AND SATURDAY - Contact the Renaissance Pere Marquette
Hotel - AFTER WEDNESDAY at NOON, 888.364.1200 for reservations.
At FCIA's request, they've added rooms to our block....and
we can get more if needed.
FCIA Membership to "100"
- As of October 10, FCIA Membership totals 99 Contractor,
Branch, Manufacturer and Associate Members, from 3 countries.......with
the 100th application in house! From small beginnings of 7
steering committee members in 1998, FCIA has become a viable
industry organization. Get involved, join a committee, and
be a part of the New Orleans meeting. Through your investment
of time and effort, you can help steer the industry in the
FCIA Website - www.fcia.org
has a new look! Visit the website and check out the new site.
Our website is really active with over 845 visits in the last
7 days. Yes, that's 845 visits...from 418 independent internet
addresses... Visitors to www.fcia.org look most for contractor
information with over 220 member list hits. Be sure to check
your firm's company info to entice site visitors to call you!
Further details of the visits to the website include the following
- Member Lists (220) ----- (Visitors want to know who FCIA
- Individual member info pages (99)
- FM 4991 Firestop Contractor Approval Standard (PDF) (59)
- Annual Meeting Document (54)
- Links page (32)
- Publications (32)
- Searches of FCIA.org (32)
- List of FM approved members (25)
- Articles (23)
- Committee lists (20)
- FCIA Member Registration Forms (20)
Code Issues - Kathy Taraba, Code
Committee Chair, passed on a reference to all the sprinkler
trade offs. They can be seen at the website, smokesafety.org
. It's over 100 pages of information about sprinkler trade
offs. Kathy, the Technical and code committees met in Colorado
with our code consultant Bill Koffel to plan FCIA's strategy
for the future with NFPA and International Building Codes.
(25+ people traveled at their own expense to Kathy's...even
slept at her bunkhouse vacation home.... real FCIA fellowship!)
Update presentation in New Orleans.
©2000, FCIA 10/9/01
Permission is hereby granted to forward, print, circulate,
quote with credit to FCIA. FCIA is a non profit, volunteer
organization of Firestop Contractor & Contractor Branch offices,
Manufacturers and Associate Members interested in furthering
the Professional Specialty Firestop Contractor concept, (experience,
value, expertise) and life safety in the industry. For more
information, contact the FCIA Office
1257 Golf Circle
Wheaton, IL 60187