Looking to join FCIA? Want to spotlight your company to building owners and managers looking for a Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor? Now’s the time to join! First-time members join now for only $690 USD*! Contact Cathy Burns to learn more about member benefits, including the $600 discount on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.
In honor of the US Independence Day holiday, the FCIA office will be closed Friday, July 3. Have a safe and happy holiday! Happy birthday, America!
The FCIA Standards Committee is working at ASTM to build a standard for labeling firestop products that have been installed next to the firestop system assembly. This initiative will bring heightened importance to firestopping in buildings. The first ballot goes out late-summer. Stay tuned for more information later this year.
Check out the Manufacturer Spotlight section in the latest issue of Life Safety Digest! Each Manufacturer highlighted brings a different voice to the firestop and effective compartmentation conversation. Hear what each has to say today! And thank you to each for your continued commitment to improved fire- and life-safety in the built environment!
FCIA recently announced the 2020 recipients of the FCIA President’s Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Kelliann Lee and Rebekah Schrader, both students at University of Maryland – College Park, for your academic excellence! We look forward to seeing all the big things they’ll do with the firestop and effective compartmentation industry.
Register today for ‘The History of Standards – Firestopping & More’ with Rich Walke, the July session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, July 22Time: 10:00 am CDT Register today!
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Read it online today!
Recognizing the ongoing efforts of hospital and health systems fighting COVID-19 in their communities, the ASHE 2020 Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition will now be held October 4–7, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, both as an in-person and an exciting new virtual event. FCIA leadership will be on-site and ready to spread the […]
FCIA promotional items are now available for purchase online! Order today!
FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members: One day left to register for ‘FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams’. When: Wednesday, June 17Time: 10:00 am CDT – 2:00 pm CDT Register Today!
As COVID-19 continues to affect the world on a global scale, FCIA has decided to cancel the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada, originally planned for Halifax, NS this September. Look for more information on the 2021 event at www.fcia.org/fcia-conferences-symposiums/. We look forward to seeing our friends at this wonderful event in 2021.
FCIA Members: Did you hear about the new FCIA initiative announced during Virtual ECA ’20? “If everyone at FCIA educates someone about what firestopping and effective compartmentation is – and the importance of our industry – we’ll make a difference in the demand for safe buildings delivered by FCIA Members,” said FCIA Board President Ben […]
At FCIA’s Virtual ECA ’20 Conference, FCIA launched a new initiative to get fire and life safety improvements using the FCIA’s ‘DIIM’ for Existing Buildings. FCIA’s 2020 President Ben Urcavich stated, “The world pays attention to sprinklers and alarms, what about effective compartmentation and its many benefits? FCIA Members provide the services needed – with […]
The latest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it online now!
Register today for ‘The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors’, presented by Joseph Nunes (FM Approvals), the June session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Tuesday, June 23Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today
On April 21-24, FCIA Members and some non-members tuned in for the first-ever Virtual ECA ’20, four days of two-hour webinars on various aspects of firestop education. Read more in the May issue of the FCIA Newsletter, including a highlight of sessions: Economics with Anirban Basu (Sage Policy Group) Air and Smoke Movement with Chris […]
Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Firestop Special Inspection Agencies: Looking for info on the FCIA Professional Liability Insurance program (through the Norman Spencer Insurance Company)? Find the information under the Resources tab. Learn more
Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘FCIA & COVID-19: Information for Contractors’ with the attorneys of Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel, PC. The session covered a wealth of information, including the Families First Coronavirus Act, contract issues, economic assistance available for contractors, and so much more. Check it out today!
Containing hot gasses, smoke, and fire to the point of origin is a key component in life safety. For a list of Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Barrier Management Service Providers near you, check the FCIA Member Lists!
With many states in the US starting to ‘open up’, there are still many questions surrounding employer and employee responsibility, best practices for reducing exposure, social distancing, and more. Check out the guidelines from the USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the USA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Consult local resources, rules, and […]
We’re putting together the next issue of Life Safety Digest. Look for the health care focused issue to land in your inbox in the next several weeks.
Effective compartmentation and passive fire protection create havens of safety, egress passages, and so much more. These systems need to be maintained like any other building system to be effective and to protect as designed. Find a Barrier Management Services Provider near you
This July 7-9, step into the Future of CRE with BOMA 2.0, connecting the industry via 3 days of real world virtual learning as the 2020 BOMA International Conference & Expo moves to a virtual format. FCIA and Life Safety Digest proudly continue to partner with this exciting event in what is sure to be […]
The newest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it online today
Due to travel restrictions still in place and continued concern due to the global coronavirus outbreak, FCIA events in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE have been postponed again. FCIA made the decision to postpone the events a second time to keep FCIA members, delegate attendees, and staff safe during the pandemic. Stay tuned to FCIA.org […]
Due to travel restrictions still in place due to the global coronavirus outbreak, FCIA events in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE have been postponed again. The events, originally scheduled for February, were previously postponed to late-May/early-June. Unfortunately, concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to persist globally, so FCIA has made the decision to postpone the events a […]
Effective compartmentation starts with a fire-resistance-rated assembly – possibly built from gypsum wallboard. Properly patching fire-resistance-rated gypsum wallboard maintains fire-resistance. Check out the Gypsum Association’s new video for patching fire-resistance-rated assemblies protected with gypsum wallboard. https://lnkd.in/egBU8ns
Due to continued concerns over COVID-19, the BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo has moved to an all-virtual platform. The 2020 event will be July 7-9, and will be live and online.
This September 30 – October 2, FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner head to Grapevine, TX to once-again partner with CONSTRUCT. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national AEC educational program and exhibition specifically designed to provide the commercial building team with real-world, practical solutions they can implement immediately. Learn more
FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner with CONSTRUCT again this September 30-October 2 in Grapevine, TX. Be sure to stop by the FCIA booth and pick-up your copy of Life Safety Digest! Learn more
Registration is Now Open for ‘COVID-19: Information for Contractors’, the May session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, May 27, 2020Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
FCIA Committee meetings started today. Can’t wait to see all the good work FCIA Committee members collaborate on in the next few weeks! Thank you to all the FCIA Members who volunteer their time and talents serving on FCIA Committees. Want to get involved? Inquire today!
The first-ever Virtual ECA ’20 wrapped today, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Every session was phenomenal, and the interaction with attendees was inspiring. Thanks to Bill Koffel, Doug Erickson, and Kelly Mason for their presentations today. FCIA Members, check them out in the Members Only section!
Mark Day 3 of Virtual ECA ’20 in the books! Thanks to all who participated and attended to make today another successful session. Thanks to Rich Walke (FCIA) and Samantha Peterson (3M) for their dynamic presentations today. Both brought great interaction and feedback from attendees. FCIA Members: Find today’s presentations in the Members Only section. […]
Another stellar day for Virtual ECA ’20, the Virtual FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference! Thanks to all who attended. Thanks to all who presented. Tune in for Day 3 tomorrow (Thursday, April 23) at 10:00 am CDT! Register Now FCIA Members: Find today’s sessions in the Members Only section.
Thanks to the FCIA Members who attended the first day of the Virtual ECA ’20! Attendance was stellar. Sessions were phenomenal. Can’t wait to see what Day 2 brings! Missed it? That’s ok. FCIA Members can check out the presentations in the Members Only section. Plus, there’s still three days left! Register once. Attend one, […]
Virtual ECA ’20 starts today! Four days (April 21-24) filled with various one-hour webinar sessions all focused on firestop and industry education. It’s open to FCIA Members and their employees and is totally free to attend! Register once. Attend one, two, three, or four days. Register Now!
OSHA recently provided guidance on when an illness due to COVID-19 is recordable. Thanks to HPSS for compiling and passing along this information. Learn more
Registration is now open for Virtual ECA ’20, the first-ever FCIA virtual conference. Learn more When: April 21-24Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT, daily Register Today
Previously, FCIA leadership made the difficult decision to cancel ECA ’20, originally scheduled to take place in Kansas City, MO this May. The FCIA Board of Directors has been working hard behind the scenes to find a way to deliver a conference experience to FCIA membership, despite the group being able to come together in […]
The US Department of Labor recently published regulations clarifying paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read more
Today, FCIA published an updated FCIA Member Resources – COVID-19 document. The list is a collection of important links and information that Members and others can reference to find information related to COVID-19, including several resources related to small businesses. Learn More
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act establishes several programs to provide financial assistance to businesses and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More
Check out this fantastic resource regarding each state’s position on the continuation or suspension of construction during COVID-19. Thank you to Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel PC for putting out such great info. Read it online
The newest edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Check it out online.
Yesterday, the Department of Labor issued a notice poster for employers to display pursuant to the new paid sick leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Learn More
Register today for ‘Fire Barrier Management & UL: The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, the MACC Program, & Firestop Special Inspection’ with UL’s Ruben Sandoval, Jr., the April session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, April 29Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
The FCIA Board of Directors met to discuss ECA ’20, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference. Due to the current global situation and the Board’s efforts to act in the best interest of the membership, the FCIA Board has decided to cancel the program. FCIA’s Board feels strongly that the value brought to the […]
Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘Fire Codes, Building Codes, and Building Barrier Management – Firestops and More’. Missed it? Find the presentation online here. Be sure to tune in for next month’s session, ‘Firestop and UL: The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, the Master Certificate of Compliance, and Firestop Special Inspection’, with […]
Thanks to all the FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members who tuned in for today’s ‘FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams’ webinar. Although there were a few technical difficulties to get us started, the session was well-attended by Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members looking to pursue third-party […]
The FCIA Board has posted an updated response to the current COVID-19 developments. Read more
As many of you are aware and are likely doing personally, FCIA’s leadership has been actively monitoring the very fluid COVID-19 situation for the last several weeks. As a Board of Directors, knowing the FCIA ECA ’20 Conference is still 60 days away, we understand the situation can change quickly and are watching the situation […]
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, FCIA has received a few questions about the upcoming ECA ’20 event in Kansas City, MO. FCIA leadership and staff are watching the situation closely with a keen eye for the health and welfare of FCIA’s attendees, staff, and speakers. We care about our friends, and we are monitoring the […]
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, FCIA has received a few questions about the upcoming ECA ’20 event in Kansas City, MO. FCIA leadership and staff are watching the situation closely with keen eye for the health and welfare of FCIA’s attendees, staff, and speakers. Learn more
This June, FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with BOMA for the 2020 BOMA International Expo. Register by May 15 to save! And be sure to grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there! Learn more
Did you know FCIA has a LinkedIn company page? Check it out today for industry updates, FCIA news, events, and so much more! Connect with FCIA
Register today for ECA ’20 – technical education with a focus on barrier management – heading to Kansas City, MO this May 11-14. Learn more
Because of travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus, the FCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting and FM & UL Firestop Exams in Dubai, UAE have been rescheduled to 7-9 June 2020. Learn more
Interested parties in the Middle East looking for firestop education and the FM & UL Firestop Exams can register to attend the rescheduled FCIA Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha this 2-4 June 2020 in Doha, Qatar. Learn More
The Barrier Management Symposium is a one- or two-day Symposium hosted around North America by ASHE regions and chapters, APPA chapters, ICC chapters, and others that features technical education from industry experts on the various elements of Barrier Management. Developed to educate and increase awareness about how various barriers are ‘D’esigned, ‘I’nstalled, ‘I’nspected, and ‘M’aintained […]
The Barrier Management Symposium is a one- or two-day Symposium hosted around North America by ASHE regions and chapters, APPA chapters, ICC chapters, and others that features technical education from industry experts on the various elements of Barrier Management. But did you know you can also find the Barrier Management Symposium Video Series online? Check […]
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The newest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it online today.
This month, FCIA events and the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams scheduled in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE had to be postponed because of travel restrictions in place. Both events have been rescheduled to June. Learn more* If you were registered for the February dates, you do not need to re-register. FCIA Fire Code and […]
Due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions are now implemented, affecting FCIA events in Doha and Qatar. These events will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for more information on the new dates for theFCIA Fire Code and FSB ‘DIIM’ Symposium DohaandFCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting Dubai Our deepest apologies to […]
A’20 is turning the Los Angeles Convention Center into a product playground. Demo the most innovative, high-tech materials and solutions to hit the market by 650+ of the industry’s best building product manufacturers. While there, be sure to pick-up your copy of Life Safety Digest! Learn More
Thanks to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘Firestopping, System Design Listings, Properties, and More’. Missed it? Want to revisit a topic that was covered? Find past sessions here!
The 2020 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is the premier CRE industry event. It boasts a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology, innovative solutions and prime networking. Once again, the BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo welcomes FCIA and Life Safety Digest to bring firestop and effective compartmentation education to the commercial real […]
The NFPA Conference & Expo combines an unrivaled conference with a 300-supplier strong exhibition. It’s an ideal opportunity to meet experts, evaluate firestop solutions, and stay current with advances in fire safety. FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner once again with this important fire safety event. Make sure to stop by the […]
Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now take advantage of a new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group. FCIA’s leadership worked with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group to assemble a program that closes the gap between General Liability Insurance and Professional Liability Insurance that understands your business, your operations, your […]
Five days left to register for FCIA’s Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha. Firestop education and the FM & UL Firestop Exams, heading to Doha, Qatar this 18-20 February. REGISTER TODAY
Register today for ‘Firestopping, System Design Listings, Properties, and More’, the February session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, Feb 12 Time: 10:00 am CSTREGISTER NOW
Thanks to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘FCIA’s ‘DIIM’ – Back to Basics’. Check it out online.
Registration is now open for ECA ’20, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference, heading to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO this May 11-14, 2020*. *Please note the dates for this event. ECA ’20 will be a Monday-Thursday pattern this year.
Check out photos from FCIA’s FIC ’19 and the 20th Anniversary Celebration.
Order your FCIA-branded Shirts, Pullovers, and Insulated Tumblers today. Men’s and Ladies sizes available. Order Today!
One Week left to register for ‘FCIA’s ‘DIIM’: Back to Basics’, the opening session in the FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series ’20. When: January 28, 2020Time: 10:00 am CSTREGISTER TODAY
Upcoming FCIA programs in the Middle East focus on the fire codes and firestop & effective compartmentation. Learn more
FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Barrier Management Services members know Firestopping and Barriers! Find a FCIA Contractor Member Find a FCIA Barrier Management Services Member
The FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series ’20 opens this month with ‘FCIA’s ‘DIIM’: Back to Basics’.When: January 28, 2020 Time: 10:00 am CST
The 2020 FCIA Board of Directors met this week for the first Board meeting of 2020. Discussion was productive. Stay tuned for news of what’s in store for FCIA in 2020 and beyond.
Registration is Now Open for two FCIA events in the Middle East, as well as the FM & UL Firestop Exams! 18-20 February 2020FCIA Fire Code and FSB ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha, Qatar 23-25 February 2020FCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting Dubai, UAE
Join FCIA in welcoming your 2020 Board President, Ben Urcavich (Performance Firestop, Inc.). Read his President’s Message here.
FCIA 2020 Membership Renewals are open. Contact the FCIA Staff for more information or Pay Online.
Happy New Year from FCIA! We’re looking forward to all 2020 has to bring to the firestop & effective compartmentation industry!
The latest issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Read it online today!
The latest FCIA Newsletter is here. Check out all that’s happening at FCIA.
Thank you to all who attended ‘The FCIA Educational Webinar Series: A Year in Review’, the final session in the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series. Couldn’t make it? That’s ok! Find the recording here. Check out the 2020 schedule.
February 2020, FCIA will be heading to Doha and Dubai with Symposiums, Membership Meetings, and the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams. Stay tuned for more information and registration.
Looking for a Specialty Firestop Contractor, FM 4991 Approved or UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor, or Special Inspection Agency? FCIA Members do it best! Find an FCIA Member near you
Want to know where to find FCIA events in 2020? Check out the Events page!