The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) announces the launch of the NEW multi-level FCIA Certificate of Achievement Education Program (FCAEP). The FCIA Certificate of Achievement Education Program (FCAEP) provides Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Firestop Special Inspection Agency personnel a verifiable level of competence in the FCIA Educational Modules through passing a series of exams. […]
Registration is now open for ECA ’21, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Hybrid Conference. The event, which opens at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO this May 10-13, features technical industry education, the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams, FCIA Committee meetings, the FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members […]
The Firestop Contractors International Association announces the all-new FCIA Firestop Certificate of Achievement Education Program (FCAEP) for Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor personnel and Firestop Special Inspection Agency personnel who want to immerse themselves in the world of firestopping. The first tract in the FCAEP program is the FCAEP Firestop Program. Participants take part in virtual […]
Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is the recognized industry-leader in education, advocacy, and expertise on the firestop and effective compartmentation industry. To fill a need in the construction industry, FCIA developed the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice (MOP). The comprehensive resource guide is now the firestop industry’s most definitive handbook of accepted firestop and effective […]
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived! Check out the Multi-Family and Industrial occupancy issue, and don’t miss articles like: ‘The History of Firestopping’; ‘Insulating To Manage Three Process Challenges in the Industrial Environment’; ‘Don’t Fail Building Inspections’; and more! 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 5–7, 2020, and will be a fully virtual event. FCIA leadership will be staffing our virtual booth, ready to spread the word of the ‘DIIM’ of firestopping, so […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This October 7-9, FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with VIRTUAL 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. Attendees can select from over 20 FREE sessions and earn over 20 hours of FREE CEUs. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Note the change in dates – ECA ’20 will be a Monday-Thursday pattern this year. Plan accordingly! Registration is NOW OPEN for ECA ’20, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference. Heading to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza this May 11-14, the event features FCIA Committee round table meetings, the FM & UL-ULC […]
This June, take advantage of two separate FCIA events in the Middle East. Learn More Join FCIA at the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, Qatar this 4 June 2020 for the FCIA Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier ‘DIIM’ Symposium, featuring a full-day of firestop & effective compartmentation industry education, followed by education and […]
InterContinental Dubai Marina | Dubai, UAE7-9 June 2020 FCIA heads to Dubai, UAE and the InterContinental Dubai Marina this 7-9 June 2020 for the FCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting and the FM & UL Firestop Exams. Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies seeking third-party accreditation can kick-off their […]
Oryx Rotana Hotel | Doha, Qatar2-4 June 2020 Registration is now open for the FCIA Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) ‘DIIM’ Symposium and the FM & UL Firestop Exams. The full-day symposium returns to the Oryx Rotana Hotel this 2 June 2020 with technical sessions on a variety of topics like barriers, […]
FCIA celebrated our 20th Anniversary at a hugely successful FIC ’19, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. The event, held at the Trump National Doral Miami in Miami, FL, welcomed a dynamic lineup of Speakers, Exhibitors, Attendees, and Honorees for our highest attended event ever. Attendees were treated to a multitude of surprises […]
The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada, held in Montreal, QC September 25, 2019, brought many Firestop Contractors, Special Inspection Agency personnel, Manufacturers, AHJs and more together for a full-day of education focused on the ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping – the proper ‘D’esign, ‘I’nstallation, ‘I’nspection, and ‘M’aintenance of installed firestop systems. The event featured […]
The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies and Firestop Contractors. Professional Liability coverage closes gaps in General Liability policies for Firestop Contractors. The FCIA Program is underwritten by Lloyds of London. Learn more
Check out this Blog regularly to see what’s going on in the industry. Maintaining Fire-Resistant-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies…Yes, It’s Critical FCIA recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be continuously, maintained. Read the rest in the “News You Can Use” Blog.
What’s required by the International Building Code (IBC) for Firestopping Special Inspection? What’s required to be an AHJ ‘Approved’ Special Inspection Agency of AHJ ‘Approved’ Special Instructor? This is the REAL story…
FCIA recently released their Firestop Containment Worker Education Program (FSCW-IE and FSCW-M). This comprehensive, instructor led education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker, Instructor, and Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces from the ground up. Learn more today! Read the complete Press Release here.
FCIA Contractor Members provide many services. FCIA Associate Members are valuable assets to all. FCIA Member Firestop Inspection Agencies inspect to ASTM E2174, ASTM E2393, required by the IBC’s Chapter 17. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them ‘SYSTEMS’ after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation […]
FCIA Friends at Underwriters Laboratories and IFC produced a nice UL/IFC Video on firestopping. Check it and FCIA’s sample Firestop Containment Worker education video.Our industry is working for better reliability through education at all levels of the industry.