ECA ’21 registration numbers are climbing. See who’s coming to Kansas City!
The latest issue of Life Safety Digest has dropped, and you’ve got to check out our new look! This issue launches our BRAND NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM. Your online reading experience just got a monumental upgrade! Read it online today!
Thanks to all who attended ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Standards and Ratings Used for the Protection of Joints and Voids’ with Rich Walke. Missed it? Find the presentation here. Members can find the recording in the Members Only section.
Registration is open for, ‘Critical Electrical & Communications Circuit Protection’, the April session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, April 28Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
FCIA’s Standards Committee member Jay McGuire is the chair of the new Task Group at ASTM building a standard for ‘Identification Systems’. Most identify this as labelling firestopping with the system number, contractor contact info, etc. There also can be tags made from plastic, paper, steel, ceramic fiber and more. Where do these ID systems […]
One day left to register for ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Standards and Ratings Used for the Protection of Joints and Voids’, the March session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: March 31, 2021 Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies: only one day left to register for the extended four-hour ‘FCIA Education for the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams’ webinar. When: Tuesday, March 30 Time: 8:00 am CDT Register Today! Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agency personnel: Not a member but want to attend? […]
FCIA Members are the best and safest choice for Barrier Management Services, like Firestop Systems, Barrier Repairs, Fire and Smoke Dampers, Fire-Resistance-Rated Glazing, and more. Find an FCIA Barrier Management Services Provider near you!
Have you heard about the new FCIA Certificate of Achievement Education Program, the new Certificate program for Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agency personnel? Check out the Firestop Level 1 Program, available now!
Things are taking shape for ECA ’21! Registrations are rolling in. Speakers are confirmed. Now, all ECA ’21 needs is you! Register to attend today!
The latest installation of the FCIA e-Newsletter is here, and there is a lot going on at FCIA right now! Read It Online Today!
BIG NEWS!!! The FCIA Firestop Level 1 Certificate of Achievement Education Program (FCAEP) is live! And FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members get BIG DISCOUNTS! Learn more
This May 10-13, where can you go to find technical firestop education, the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams, round table action meetings, and networking events for the firestop industry? ECA ’21! And with two ways to attend, there’s no reason not to be there. What are you waiting for?Register Today!
Registration is open for the ‘FCIA Education for the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams’ webinar. FCIA Contractor Members looking to pursue the FM 4991 Approved or UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor programs and FCIA Special Inspection Agency Members pursuing the IAS AC 291 Accredited Program can attend this extended 4-hour webinar to prepare for the FM […]
Registration is open for ECA ’21, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Hybrid Conference, heading to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza this May 10-13. Attend – either In-Person OR Online – with the same access and benefits regardless of how you get there. Register Today
Thank you to all who tuned in to yesterday’s ‘Maintaining Protection of Gypsum Assemblies’ webinar with Kyle Flondor of USG. It’s always great having Kyle present because he always brings strong technical content and a wealth of knowledge. And, we had great interaction and participation from the crowd with thought-provoking questions, some that even stumped […]
Register today for the March session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series, ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Standards and Ratings Used for the Protection of Joints and Voids’. When: Wednesday, March 31Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!
One day left to register for ‘Maintaining Protection of Gypsum Assemblies’ with Kyle Flondor (USG). Make sure to sign-up today! When: Wednesday, February 17Time: 10:00 am CST Register Today!
The FCIA Board of Directors met this week to strategize FCIA’s 2021 actions and initiatives. From Accreditation, Education, Code and Standards to Program, Labeling, FM & UL Contractor Programs, Inspection, and a lot more, the FCIA Board developed a comprehensive and consistent plan of action for the year. Watch as new and existing program announcements […]
Where can you go to find experts in the fields of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and Barrier Management Services? The FCIA Member Lists of course! Here you’ll find the leading experts and providers for all aspects of high-quality fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies and Barrier Management Services. Find a provider near you today!
Registration is open for the February webinar in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series ’21. Don’t miss ‘Maintaining Protection of Gypsum Assemblies’ with Kyle Flondor, USG’s Fire Systems Lead, Building Science, as he covers proper design and systems selection through the UL Product iQ. Then, follow along as he dives into the patching and repair of […]
Registration is now open for ECA ’21, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Hybrid Conference, heading to Kansas City, MO this May 10-13! With two options to attend – IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL – there’s no excuse not to be there! Learn More
Thank you to all who attended today’s ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Multiple Ratings of Firestop Systems’ with Rich Walke (CTI for FCIA), the opening session in the 2021 FCIA Educational Webinar Series. Stay tuned for information on the February session. Missed it? You can find the presentation here.
The latest issue of the FCIA eNewsletter is here. Read It Online Today
The Firestop Contractors International Association announces the all-new FCIA Firestop Certificate of Achievement Program for Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor personnel and Firestop Special Inspection Agency personnel who want to immerse themselves in the world of firestopping and fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies. Stay tuned to www.FCIA.org and the January e-News for more information!
Wait for it… The ALL NEW Life Safety Digest 2021 Print + Digital Planning Guide is here! Formerly the Life Safety Digest Media Kit, the redesigned Print + Digital Planning Guide offers exciting new print and digital advertising opportunities across the Life Safety Digest and FCIA platforms that will fit with any budget. Learn more […]
Did you know FCIA provides the FCIA Manual of Practice FREE to Architects and Specifiers with Design Firms, Fire Officials, Fire Marshals, Code Officials, AHJs, and more? Email us to see if you qualify!
The date for the January webinar, ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Multiple Ratings of Firestop Systems’, has changed. Please note the new date: When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021Time: 10:00 am CST Register Today
The Winter issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Read it online today!
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 […]
Registration is open for the first session in the 2021 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Multiple Ratings of Firestop Systems’, with Rich Walke (CTI/FCIA). The session, the second in a multi-session series, dives in deep on the F-, T-, L-, W-, M-, E-, and A-Ratings. When: Wednesday, […]
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!
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