04/01/21

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 […]

03/29/21

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? […]

2/26/21

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!

02/24/21

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 […]

02/18/21

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

02/18/21

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 […]

02/04/21

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 […]

01/29/21

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!

01/26/21

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 […]

01/19/21

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.

01/14/21

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!

01/07/12

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 […]

12/18/20

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.

12/17/20

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 […]

12/16/20

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, […]

12/16/20

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 […]

12/01/20

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 […]

11/30/20

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!

11/25/20

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! […]

11/23/20

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!