Happy holidays from FCIA! Wishing you and yours a season of cheer with peace and joy to last the year! In observance of the holiday season, the FCIA Office will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1, 2021. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Ever wonder how the firestopping industry developed? Check out this program on the ‘History of Standards – Firestopping and More’, based on the program from Rich Walke (formerly of UL) and Luke Woods (UL) from FIC ’19. The session looks at the firestopping industry from its early beginnings to today, including how it might evolve […]
Thanks to all who attended the final session in the 2020 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, ‘Firestopping & Standards – Product and System Suitability for Use’, with Rich Walke (CTI/FCIA). Copies of today’s program can be found in the Presentations Archive. Make sure to tune in for the 2021 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, featuring programs that […]
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The International Firestop Council has issued a statement on CPVC and Firestopping. The source of the document comes from the following passage at the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association’s website, https://www.ppfahome.org/page/CPVC, “Don’t Do’s For All Construction –Do not use petroleum or solvent based sealants, lubricants, or fire stop materials.” As with all compatibility issues, verify […]
Registration is open for ‘Firestopping & Standards – Product and System Suitability for Use’, the December session in the 2020 FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST Register Today!
Thank you to all who partnered on and who attended the FCIA – ASTM Virtual Fire-Resistance-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies & Existing Buildings Virtual Event last week. Sessions were dynamic and a great warm-up for a future in-person event in 2021. Missed it? That’s ok! Videos and PDFs of the presentations can be found online!
Thanks to all who participated in this week’s first-ever FCIA – ASTM Fire-Resistance-Rated & Smoke-Resistant Assemblies & Existing Buildings Webinar Series. The abridged event was a teaser for a future in-person event to be held in 2021 in the Gulf Region. With great collaboration, two-days of dynamite speakers were present, delivering sessions that were top-notch! […]
FCIA Members around the world are the best resource for fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant installation, inspection, and products. To ensure your project is done right, consult the FCIA Member List. Find an FCIA Member near you!
The first-ever FCIA – ASTM Fire-Resistance-Rated & Smoke-Resistant Assemblies & Existing Buildings Virtual Event starts today! Together with FM Approvals, ICC, Thomas Bell-Wright International, and UL, the FCIA – ASTM joint virtual event features two-days of webinars focused on fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant topics relevant to the Gulf region. Register today!
Registration is now open for ‘The ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping – Essential for Safer Buildings’, the November session in the 2020 FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, November 18Time: 10:00 am CST – 12:00 pm CST Register Today!
Thanks to all who participated in FIC ’20, either in-person or virtually. Keep your eyes peeled for a “How Did We Do” survey in your inbox in the next few days!
Registration is Now Open for the first-ever FCIA-ASTM Virtual Fire-Resistance-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies & Existing Buildings Event, starting this 23-24 November. Learn More and Register
Ten days until FIC ’20 opens in San Antonio, TX or on a computer near you. There’s still time to register to attend and/or take the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams. Register Today!
Registration is open for the first-ever Virtual ‘DIIM’ Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Symposium Middle East! Join FCIA this 8-10 November for FREE virtual education for the firestop industry in the Middle East. Register Today! Registration is open to all.
Videos from the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada are now available in the Members Only section of the website. Canadian AHJs can access the recordings as a special benefit for this program. If you’re interested in getting access, email us!
Thanks to all who attended and presented during the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada. Sessions featured dynamic content focused on the various areas of the firestop industry in Canada. Presentations will be posted online. Check the Presentation Archives.
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The FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada starts today! Are you ready?
The FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada opens tomorrow! Don’t miss this three-day event focused on the firestop industry in Canada. Sessions cover a wide-range of topics from FCIA’s ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping to the National Building Code of Canada, Code Requirements for Fire-Resistance to Mass Wood Timber Buildings, Expansion Joints to Fire-Separation Management, and more! Register […]
Early registration discounts may have ended, but FIC ’20 registration remains open! Attend this October 27-30 either IN-PERSON or ONLINE for an educational event focused on developing the firestop professional Learn More
Calling all people who Design, Install, Inspect, or Maintain firestop systems in Canada: Are you interested in FREE Virtual Firestop Education? Register Today for the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada! The virtual event runs September 30 – October 2 and is totally free to attend. Don’t wait. Register Today!
Early Registration discounts for FIC ’20 are ending soon! This year, attendees can register to attend either IN-PERSON or ONLINE ONLY. Whichever way you choose to attend, register by September 27 to capture early registration discounts! Learn more
Less than 10 days until the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada opens. Register Today! Learn more
FCIA Contractor & Special Inspection Agency Members: Are you interested in third-party accreditation programs? Are you looking to prepare for the FM or UL-ULC Firestop Exams? Registration is now open for the ‘FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams’ test prep webinar. When: Wednesday, October 14Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT Register Today!
Registration is now open for ‘Firestopping Inspection’, the October session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series ’20. This session is the continuation of the September program, including new content not covered before. When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today
There’s only two weeks left to register for the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada. Join FCIA this September 30-October 2 for three-days of firestop education specifically tailored to the firestop industry in Canada. Registration is FREE! Register once to attend all sessions. Learn More
Thank you to all who participated on today’s webinar, ‘Firestopping Inspection’. The session had great attendance and an excellent round of Q&A at the end. Find the Presentation here.
One day left to register for ‘Firestopping Inspection’, this month’s session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, September 16Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
Registration is open for the FCIA Virtual ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada. Attend this FREE three-day event for virtual education sessions focused on the firestop industry in Canada. If you design, install, inspect, or maintain firestop and effective compartmentation systems for buildings in Canada, you cannot afford to miss this event. Learn more
The newest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it today!
Have you registered yet for FIC ’20, the FCIA Firestop Industry Hybrid Conference & Trade Show? This year’s agenda focuses on the elements of Barrier Management, plus so much more! Register to attend in-person or online. Early registration discounts end September 27, so Register Today! Learn more
The FCIA ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada goes virtual this month! Those involved in the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of firestop and effective compartment systems for projects and buildings all over Canada can take advantage of this FREE three-day virtual event this September 30-October 2. Learn more Register Today!
Registration is now open for FIC ’20, the FCIA Firestop Industry HYBRID Conference & Trade Show! For the first-time ever, FIC ’20 will offer TWO exciting ways to attend: IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL. Learn more
Registration is now open for ‘Firestopping Inspection’, the September session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, September 16Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Now
Thank you to all who attended today’s session ‘Firestopping and Existing Buildings’. And thanks to Rich Walke for co-presenting the session. You can find the presentation here. Be sure to tune in for next month’s session, ‘Firestopping Inspection’, on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 am CDT.
One day left to register for ‘Firestopping and Existing Buildings’, the August webinar in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, August 19Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today
FCIA’s Webinar Series has a great history of providing education on Firestopping: Penetrations, Joints, and Voids; fire-resistance and features of fire-resistance – Fire/Smoke Dampers, Fire Doors, Fire Rated Glazing, and much more. FCIA Members get access to FREE archived webinar recordings. If you know someone who should be a member, forward this to them!
Lots of exciting things coming soon from FCIA! From Virtual Events to FIC ’20, you don’t want to miss the lineup this Fall! Stay tuned to www.FCIA.org for updates!
What responsibility does the building owner and manager have to maintain the fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant building elements and assemblies? And, what are the required elements of an inventory of fire-resistance? This article from Life Safety Digest takes a look at these very questions and outlines the code requirements for the maintenance of fire-resistance. Check it […]
The latest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it online today!
Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘The History of Standards – Firestopping & More’, with Rich Walke (FCIA). Missed it? That’s ok. Find the presentation here.
Register today for ‘Firestopping and Existing Buildings’, the August session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, August 19Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
Specifications requiring that firestop systems be installed by an “FCIA Member, FM 4991 or UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor, and educated by the manufacturer” are being seen more and more in the industry – a sign that firestopping is gaining respect these days. Check out the FCIA 07-84-00 specification here.
ASHE announced today that their ASHE Annual Conference & Expo will be a Virtual event this year. The event will be October 5-7 and will feature the same top-notch education sessions and dynamic trade show floor attendees have come to expect from the in-person event. Click here for more information and to register.
Gimme an F!Gimme an I!Gimme a C!What’s that spell? Save the Date for FIC ’20!October 27-30, 2020 Stay tuned to www.FCIA.org for updates!
As the world continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, several industry events have had to make the difficult decision to either cancel or modify their event in some way. Some of the most recent to announce event changes are CONSTRUCT, which has transitioned to a Virtual Event October 7-8, 2020, and IFMA […]
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!
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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.
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
The US Department of Labor recently published regulations clarifying paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read 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!
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
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. 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 […]
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!
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!