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FCIA Firestop Conference & Trade Show
FIC 2017

Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs, CA

November 7-10, 2017

The FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show is a week-long interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support and are interested in the Firestop Industry.

Three days filled with education session options tailored to support the company and individual as a whole, from technical sessions to business development, leadership sessions to education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, business growth is what you will take with you from FIC 2017.

Here's what you can expect at FIC 2017:


Tuesday, November 7

7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:00 am - 8:30 am

New Member Session

8:30 am - 10:00 am

FCIA Management System Manual Development Education

10:15 am - 12:30 pm

FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exam

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams**

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception***

Wednesday, November 8

6:30 am - 7:30 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:30 am - 9:00 am

President's Welcome & Association Comments

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Partnership Program Updates

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Exhibitor Updates

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Session

The Seasons of Life - Change, Attitude, Perseverance - Your Personal and Professional Development is Key

Richard Coffey, Richard Coffey Unlimited

11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing***

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception & Golf Awards***


Thursday, November 9

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:15 am - 9:10 am

What Keeps Property Managers & General Contractors Awake at Night

Patrick Shaw, Cushman Wakefield | Corey Zussman, Pepper Construction

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Guest Tour***

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Education Session


10:45 am - 11:45 am

Silica Exposure Standards

California OSHA

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FCIA Awards and Incoming Board Installation Luncheon***

Fire- and Smoke-Resistance-Rated Construction in California


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

How to Find, Train, Moticate and Retain Employees

Kevin Dougherty, Construction Industry Speaker

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Top Ten Help Desk Questions


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Contractor Best Practices Panel - What Works, What Doesn't and What Trends Are You Seeing in the Marketplace?


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception***

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FCIA Dinner***

Friday, November 10

7:30 am - 10:30 am

Conference Registration Open

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trade Show Open

8:15 am - 9:15 am

ICC/NFPA Code Update

Bill Koffel, PE, FSPE, Koffel Associates

8:15 am - 9:15 am

NRC Code Update

NRC Representative

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Educational Session

Jonathan Flannery, ASHE

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Conference Closing Remarks

* Agenda subject to change without notice at any time.
** The UL/ULC Firestop Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  UL/ULC 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 the use of the FCIA MOP during the exam.
** Spouses/Guests are welcome.  Additional Fee may apply.





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