FCIA's ECA 2018 Memphis Bound!
The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - heads to Memphis, TN this May.
Here you'll find the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams and Education, FCIA Committee meetings, technical sessions, seminars tailored to personal and professional growth, meet and greets with peers from around the world and so much more!
Registration is NOW OPEN!
FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!
Rave reviews for FCIA's FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, in sunny Palm Springs, CA last November 7-10. FCIA Members can find speaker presentation slides in the Members Only section.
FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Brought Firestop Exams and Education to Toronto
The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada was in Toronto, ON September 20-21, 2017 with the ULC Firestop Exams, as well as dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.
Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members
The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.
Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.
The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.
FCIA & Life Safety Digest Align with NFPA for Improved Fire- and Life-Safety
The NFPA Conference & Expo® - June 11 - 14, Las Vegas - is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive fire, electrical, and life safety education events.
AIA & FCIA Offer Firestop Education to Architects Worldwide
A’18 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that happens just once a year.
FCIA & BOMA Partner to Educate Building Owners & Managers
The 2018 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.
CONSTRUCT and FCIA Bring Firestop Awareness to Construction Specifiers and Others
CONSTRUCT is the only national trade show dedicated to bringing commercial building teams together to procure real-world, practical knowledge for building success.
Keeping Up With FCIA News
Want to know everything going on with FCIA? From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.
Check out the current issue today!
Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog
FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.
With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained.
Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog
Special Inspection and the IBC
What's required by the International Building Code (IBC) for Firestopping Special Inspection? What's required to be an AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspection Agency or AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspector?
This is the REAL story...
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived! Check out our new look, and don't miss articles like:
- "Emergency Locking: Classroom Doors in Schools ";
- "'DIIM' Works ";
- "What's a Fire Door For? ";
- "Understanding Fire-Rated Glass Testing ";
- and more!
Read it online today!
FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2018
The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2018 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.
Learn more here.
FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program
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 and Instructor, Firestop 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 E 2174, ASTM E 2393, now required by Chapter 17 of the IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.
As a service to selected professionals in the industry, FCIA offers a FREE electronic copy of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice. To see if you qualify, review the eligible individuals here.
NOTE: Special Inspection Agencies, Contractors, and others who conduct business in the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer. Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can join FCIA and save $600 on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.
FCIA Friends at Underwrters 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 relaibility through education at all levels of the industry.
04/17/18: Two weeks until FCIA's ECA 2018 opens. Check out the FINAL AGENDA here!
04/12/18: Lots of good things from the ASTM meetings this week! Learn more in the FCIA Firestop Standards Discussion at FCIA's ECA 2018!
04/09/18: ASTM Meeting are taking place in San Diego. Stay tuned for more info on what is currently being considered and discussed.
04/06/18: Secondary Hotel option secured for FCIA's ECA 2018. Learn more
04/05/18: A large group of FCIA Members took FCIA's Education class for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar. We made many new friends discussing firestopping!
04/04/18: Guess what opens in 4 weeks? The FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - of course!
Are you in?
04/04/18: UL has officially launched their new Firestop Inspection program. All their inspectors have passed the UL Firestop Exam and have obtained their City of Phoenix Special Inspectors card. Congratulations UL! Learn more
04/03/18: Thank you to all who attended the FCIA Education Sessions for the Firestop Exams in Dubai. Good luck to all who wrote the FM or UL Firestop Exams!
04/02/18: The Spring issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Check it out online today!
03/28/18: The FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice (MOP) is a living document. As codes, standards and technology change, so does the MOP. Announcing the NEW Firestop Inspection chapter, focusing on the key code and standards requirements, plus FCIA's positions on various issues in the field of Firestopping Inspection. If you've purchased an FCIA MOP in the past, check your inbox for the new content.
03/27/18: Looking for past Webinar programs? FCIA Members can find them in the Members Only section. Non-Members can find copies in the Presentation section.
03/21/18: ATTENTION - The UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar WILL be held as originally scheduled.
03/21/18: Thank you to the participants on today's webinar, 'Perimeter Interior Fire-Containment: What You Need to Know'. Missed it? Check it out here.
03/20/18: FCIA partners with some of the leading industry events to bring awareness of Firestop and Effective Compartmentation to people around the world. Some upcoming events: NFPA Conference & Expo, AIA, BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, ASHE, CHES, CONSTRUCT, ICC Building Safety & Design Expo and so many more! Make sure to visit the FCIA booths and grab your copy of Life Safety Digest!
03/12/18: Guess what opens next week in Chicago? IFMA Facility Fusion! Be sure to grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!
03/09/18: There's lots going on with FCIA and the Firestop industry. Check out all that's happening in the newest FCIA Newsletter!
03/06/18: Looking for a Specialty Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency? Check out FCIA Member Contractors and Member Special Inspection Agencies around the globe!
02/28/18: Have you registered for FCIA's ECA 2018? Learn more about this year's event. Check out the Draft Agenda today.
02/27/18: Need to write the FM or UL Firestop Exam? Not located in North America? Consider writing the exams in either Dubai, UAE or Doha, Qatar with FCIA this April.
02/23/18: Check out the DRAFT AGENDA for FCIA's ECA 2018, heading to Memphis, TN this May 1-4!
02/21/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye'. Join us next month for the next session in the 2018 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
Find the presentation here
02/06/18: Looking for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in the Middle East? Take them with FCIA this April.
02/02/18: FCIA returns to the Middle East with Education for the Firestop Exams and the FM & UL Firestop Exams this April. Learn more
1/29/18: The 2018 FCIA Board of Directors had their inaugural meeting in Dallas this week. Everyone came together to discuss the direction of FCIA for 2018 and beyond. Thanks to all for volunteering their time and talents!
1/24/18: Register for the Feburary session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye'.
When: Wed, February 21
Time: 10:00 am CST
1/24/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar. Looking for the Presentation? Find it here
1/16/18: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018. Learn more
1/10/18: FCIA is busy between Conferences. ASTM Standards proposals are prepared, FCIA's Code Committee submitted proposals for the 2021 IBC/IFC, National Building Code of Canada has code development going on too. We're advancing improved fire- and life-safety in buildings all the time.
1/3/18: The FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018, heads to Memphis, TN this coming May!
12/21/17: FCIA's Webinar 'Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation - A Year in Review', the final session in the 2017 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series was well attended.
12/10/17: FCIA's visit to the National Research Council of Canada provided input on a possible new NRC Fire-Test Lab. Watch for more info as NRC submits for approval.
11/29/17: Thank you to all who attended the November webinar, 'Who is FCIA? FCIA News, Updates and More'. Missed it? Find the presentation here
11/25/17: Did you know that Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now join FCIA for 2018 AND get the rest of 2017 FREE? Join the organization that's building your industry. Learn more
11/15/17: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. Engaging sessions, great interaction, all around productive week!
11/09/17: At FCIA's FIC Conference, Joe Lstiburek spoke about the Grenfell Tower, Cladding, Insulation, Rainscreen Design and fire safety. Check out this Wall Street Journal Article on the issue. FCIA Members, visit the Members Only Section for Joe's Presentation.
11/3/17: FCIA is heading to FIC 2017. See you in Palm Springs!
10/26/2017: FCIA's Bill McHugh travels to Dubai to speak at the ASTM/ICC Symposium on Codes and Standards Oct. 30, 31..
10/19/17: Still time to register for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show! Don't miss this event! Register today!
10/18/17: What's happpening at FCIA? Check out this issue of the FCIA Newsletter.
10/17/17: The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting mailboxes all over the world this week. Check it out here!
10/12/17: Are you a Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency in the Middle East looking to write the FM or UL Firestop Exams? New testing date added to November!
10/12/17: Attention! Those FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members looking for education for the Firestop Exams can attend a special 4-hour webinar to prepare, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL Firestop Exams'.
When: Thurs, Oct 26
Time: 8:00 am CDT
10/11/2017: The FCIA Standards Committee's ASTM Meetings were shortened due to Hurricane Nate. Meet the leaders at the FCIA FIC Conference and volunteer to join a committeee.
10/05/2017: FCIA's Extended 4 Hour Webinar powerpoint presentation is in the Members Only section. Watch FCIA.org for the Recording in the next few weeks.
10/03/17: So, you wanna come to FCIA's FIC 2017 and you want to know who you'll see there. Check out who's coming today! Don't see your name on the list? Registration remains open.
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