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FCIA Firestop Conference & Trade Show
FIC 2016

Wild Dunes Resort & Spa, Isle of Palms, SC

November 8-11, 2016




The Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show is designed to grow the individual as a whole, from personal development to technical acumen, with the ultimate goal of developing the trade and firestopping industry.


Attendees walk away with a complete conference experience and a drive to implement the knowledge and strategies gleaned during the four-day event.

Here's what you can expect at FIC 2016:

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November 8

8:00 am - 8:30 am

New Member Session

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

FCIA Management System Manual Development Education

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams** for DRI Candidates and Inspection Agency Personnel

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FCIA Welcome Reception


November 9

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trade Show Opens

8:30 am - 9:15 am

President's Welcome & Association Comments

2017 Board of Directors Candidate Presentations

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Keynote Session

Strength-Based Leadership: The 10-80-10 Principle
Sunjay Nath, MBA, BScE, CSP

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Partnership Program Updates

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Exhibitor Updates

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing and Tournament

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FCIA Cocktail Reception & Golf Awards

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November 10

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:15 am - 9:15 am

UL Proficient or Are You?

Rich Walke, UL

9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Life Safety Codes

Brad Keyes, Keyes Life Safety

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

by Land and by Sea Guest Tour

10:45 am - 11:45 am

NFPA and Fire-Resistance-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Construction

Tracy Vecciarelli, NFPA

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fire- and Smoke-Resistance-Rated Construction in South Carolina

Bert Polk, LLR SC


FCIA Awards & Board Installation Luncheon

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More

Nestor Sanchez, USG

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm


FCIA Contractor Members Only Session

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FCIA Reception and BBQ Beach Party


November 11

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:15 am - 9:00 am

ICC/NFPA Code Updates

Bill Koffel, PE, FSPE, Koffel Associates

8:15 am - 9:00 am

NRC Code Update

Philip Rizcallah, NRC

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Health, Safety & Due Diligence

Roger Tickner, CRSP, Paralegal, CMP, RPT, Tickner & Associates, Inc.

10:30 am - 11:45 am


Perimeter Fire-Containment - You Can Do It

Angie Ogino, LEED AP, Thermafiber

11:45 am - 12:45 am

Barrier Management Systems - New Construction to Existing Buildings

Bill McHugh, FCIA

1:00 pm

Conference Closes

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Group Tour

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* Agenda subject to change without notice at any time.

** The UL/ULC Firestop Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  UL Exam participants MUST provide their own copy of the FCIA Manual of Practice.  The ULC Addendum covers questions specific to Canada.  The FM Firestop Exam DOES NOT allow use of the FCIA MOP during the exam.


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