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FCIA at International Code Council Show - Thanks
to Don Murphy, PPMI Firestop, Inc., Rolland Price, Firestop
Logistics, Mike & Pam Wellons, Firestop Carolinas, for
working the shared IFC/FCIA Booth Space, at the International
Code Council Show in Nashville, TN. FCIA had great interest
in the FCIA Contractor Members, FM 4991 and the FCIA Manual
of Practice. "We were real pleased with the turnout of
inspectors at this event. There was a lot of interest in FCIA
at this show, much like the CSI Show", stated Don Murphy,
The Building Officials who visited the FCIA Trade Show booth
expressed that one of the biggest problems on a construction
project is firestopping. According to the building officials,
the various "trades" think that firestopping is
"just for the inspector". The inspectors state that
they are only enforcing codes. The inspectors also know that
firestopping is already part of the projects contract documents
and specifications. Inspectors are also really concerned about
liability, and prefer to see professional, educated firestopping
contractors performing this important firestopping work.
Does this sound like a call for a Professional, Specialty
FCIA Member Firestopping Contractor?
Firestop Industry Conference - FCIA's
Firestop Industry Conference, November 12 - 15, 2003 will
be a "must see" event. Wendy Thompson, of the Pentagon
Renovation Team; Richard Smits, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
will show us new design standards for firestopping, Code Updates
from IFC, FCIA, NFPA, ICC and other code conferences. And,
"education, fellowship and fun make this program worth
your financial and time investment", according to Bob
LeClair, A.F. Underhill, Inc., Program Committee Chair.
The Disney Staff has informed the FCIA office that our room
block at the Contemporary still has availability on Wednesday
and Thursday Nights (Nov. 12 & 13). As the Contemporary
Hotel is sold out Friday and Saturday, FCIA overflow is being
taken by the Polynesian with great availability. The Polynesion,
a great Disney Hotel, is a short "Monorail" ride
away, and still on the Disney Property. Disney is honoring
our $165/night rate at the Polynesian and will put you on
a waiting list for the Contemporary. To receive the Earlybird
Discount, send the FAXBACK Form and payment by Oct. 21.
FCIA's Industry Conference Trade Show - FCIA's first
formal trade show kicks off Thursday, November 13th. The show
continues through Friday morning. Twenty (20) Tabletops (6'
wide x 24" deep) are available, but are being taken quickly.
Albion, Nelson, RectorSeal, Thermafiber, Watson Bowman Acme,
are those who have sent FAXBACK Forms committing to the show.
Visit this link to download the sponsor and trade show FAXBACK
FCIA's program committee has invited the Orlando Chapter
CSI Architects, and inspectors to "Meet the Firestop
Industry" at this industry first event. The FCIA Trade
Show and Sponsorship Early Bird Discount expires October 15th.
FCIA Elections - FCIA's Nominating Committee, Renee
Woodruff, Chair, (Tom Hottenroth, Firestop Solutions &
Blase Reardon, AF Underhill, committee members) has recommended
the following candidates to be on the ballot for Election
to the FCIA Board as Directors. There are 4 candidates for
3 directors, in alphabetical order:
- Bob Hasting - Specialty Firestop Systems, Inc. - Portland,
OR - 503.233.9784
- Bob LeClair - AF Underhill, Inc. - Canton, MA - 781.828.9760
- Bruce Richards - Global Firestop, Inc. - Nova Scotia,
CANADA - 902.468.6472
- Don Sabrsula - FireSafe of Houston, Inc. - Katy, TX -
Voting will take place via FAXBACK Form, or at the FCIA Firestop
New IFC President - International Firestop Council
(IFC) President, Amal Tamim, W.R. Grace & Co. Codes and
Standards Manager, has resigned from IFC's President role.
Steve Tyler, Tremco, Inc., - Fire Protection Service Group,
has taken on the task of IFC President. FCIA wishes both Amal
and Steve the best of success in the future as they both promote
our Firestopping and Passive Fire Protection Industry.
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Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director
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