FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference -
Hotel Reservation Deadline, April 1 - (There are rooms still
available after the cutoff date at this point...so call to
reserve your room!!) This year's Conference is at the Embassy
Suites Hotel, by the Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas. The Program
Committee has an action packed program assembled, with Dennis
Nolan, Buildings Specialist for the State of Nevada, Bill
Koffel, FCIA Code Consultant, Education Curricula Tours at
Carpenter and Insulator facilities, and Ray Bizal, NFPA Regional
Manager speaking to us about the NFPA 5000 Code. Education
Programs and Committee work are what this meeting's about!
Call the hotel at 702.795.2800 to reserve a room. Visit the
FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference Link to register:
FCIA thanks 3M Fire Protection Products, (AM break Thurs),
W.R. Grace (AM Break FRI) and Specified Technologies, Inc.
(Lunch), HILTI & Nelson & Tremco, Golf Holes. Sponsorships
are still available to all members for meetings & golf.
FCIA's Accreditation Committee - Aedan Gleeson, (Gleeson
Powers, Inc.) Chair, and Bill McHugh have worked hard promoting
FM 4991 to the architectural community. Last Fall, FM 4991
was added as a contractor criteria to BSD's SpecLink Master
Specification. BSD SpecLink is distributed used by thousands
of architectural firms nationwide. Architects use the program
to build specifications projects for their firms. Click here
to visit the newsletter
section referring to FM 4991.
Additionally, Aedan, Bill & FCIA's efforts with ARCOM
MasterSpec has resulted in the addition of both FM 4991 "Standard
for the Approval of Firestop Contractors" and ASTM E
2174, "Standard for the Inspection of Through Penetration
Firestop Systems". FM Approval is being specified and
held in specs. Get approved to meet specs, and improve your
firm's business operations.
FCIA's Marketing Committee - Don Murphy, (PPMI Firestop,
Inc) Chair, FCIA Marketing Committee requests your help staffing
the Trade Show Booth at The CSI Show in Chicago, April 9 -
11, 2003; hours 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. We're sharing space with IFC (Booth #1450) and have
contractors to help represent FCIA. The next show is NFPA,
Dallas, TX, May 18 - 21. If you can be at the NFPA Show booth,
reply to this email or call Don Murphy, PPMI Firestop at 317.894.9111,
or the FCIA Office at 630.690.0682. Trade
Shows FCIA will be attending in 2003, including NFPA and
the ICC Code Show, are posted on the FCIA Website.
FCIA In the News - See the Firestop
Industry article that appeared in National Insulation
Association's Outlook Magazine, written by Bill McHugh. Also,
visit the presentations section of the website for information
on FM 4991 Quality Manuals, Codes, and an "FCIA, FM 4991
and ASTM E 2174" presentation that is suitable for presentation
to GC's, Owners, Architects and others. FCIA is providing
for making the specialty firestop contractor a true professional.
FCIA Merchandise - Check out the FCIA
Merchandise available on the website, and at FCIA Conferences.
We have access to most anything you'd want with the FCIA Logo.
And, if you'd like customizing, we'd be happy to have your
logo added to these shirts for additional cost.
Other FCIA Committees - The Accreditation, Technical
and Code Committees have each had teleconferences over the
past 30 days. Teleconferences have made our committees more
productive and built stronger teams to further our industry's
call for Fire and Life Safety, and Property Protection.
Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director
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