One of the founding principles of FCIA is the ongoing mission to build the reliability of installed Firestop Systems through the 'DIIM' of Firestopping, as well as contributing to the advancement of the Firestop and Effective Compartmentation industry while maintaining exceptional knowledge of this specialized trade.
Through active advocacy for the industry, as well as consistent and wide-spread educational outreach to interested individuals involved in all aspects of the building process, FCIA and FCIA Contractor Members stand as the industry experts in the Specialized Trade of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation.
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FCIA Webinars are offererd FREE to members, non-members, building code officials, fire marshals, specifiers and anyone interested. Watch the FCIA.org home page for the next Webinar.
12/18/19 'The FCIA Educational Webinar Series: A Year in Review' - PRESENTATION ONLY
11/20/19 'The First Step is Maintenance' - PRESENTATION ONLY
10/15/19 'Fire-Resistance-Rated = Fire Wall...Right?' - PRESENTATION ONLY - Bill Koffel, Koffel Assoc.
09/18/19 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping' - PRESENTATION ONLY
06/26/19 'The FM 2991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors' - PRESENTATION - Bill McHugh,
05/22/19 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping' - PRESENTATION ONLY
04/17/19 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping' - PRESENTATION ONLY
02/20/19 'FCIA & Firestop Inspection' - PRESENTATION ONLY
01/23/19 'FCIA's 'DIIM' - Back to the Basics' - PRESENTATION ONLY
11/29/18 'Fire-Resistance & You' - PRESENTATION ONLY
10/18/18 'The Inventory of Fire-Resistance' - PRESENTATION ONLY
09/26/18 'Inspecting & Maintaining Swinging Egress & Fire Doors' - PRESENTATION ONLY - Bill McHugh,
08/22/18 ''M' is for Maintenance' - PRESENTATION ONLY
07/25/18 ''I'nstallation & 'I'nspection: The Meat of the 'DIIM' Sandwich' - PRESENTATION ONLY
06/20/18 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation' - RECORDING
05/23/18 'Smoke Control, An Overview with a Discussion of the Benefits of Firestopping' - PRESENTATION
04/26/18 ''I' is for Inspection - What That Means for You - PRESENTATION ONLY
03/21/18 'Perimeter Interior Fire-Containment Systems: What You Need to Know' - PRESENTATION ONLY
02/21/18 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye' - PRESENTATION ONLY
Firestop Systems' - PRESENTATION ONLY
12/20/17 Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation - A Year in Review - PRESENTATION ONLY
10/17/17 'Just What is Required for Certification Under the UL QFCP (Qualified Firestop Contractors
09/13/17 'The 'DIIM' of Firestopping Explained' - PRESENTATION ONLY
Walke - PRESENTATIONS ONLY
02/28/17 REPEAT OF 02-23-17 PROGRAM
04-16-15 Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code? - PRESENTATION ONLY
04-01-15 An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Programs - PRESENTATION ONLY
01-21-14 FCIA DIIM Webinar: The "I and I"
09-20-12 FCIA DIIM & Firestopping Webinar
Some of The Joint Commission's top Survey Violations are Penetrations and Door issues in Fire and Smoke Barriers. The Barrier Management Symposium is designed to increase the awareness about how these Barriers are designed, installed, inspected and managed for long term fire and life safety...and reduce these Survey violations.
FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada - Montreal, QC - September 25, 2019
Presented at the Office of General Services - Albany, NY
Presented at CSC's Regina Conference
Presented at BNP's Webinar On-Demand
Presented at CSC's Edmonton, Alberta Chapter Meeting
Presented at ICC in Richmond, VA
Presented at CSI/CONSTRUCT 2018 in Long Beach, CA
Presented at the ASHE Annual Conference 2015
Presented at CSC 2009
Presented at the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference 2008 (Seattle)
FCIA Presented FCIA's DIIM at AWCI’s Annual Convention
FCIA welcomes new members who join in addition to their AWCI Membership
The Firestopping Quality Process
This is the updated program as of 1/23/07
By CSI, as of 03/28/06
The Firestopping Quality Process
(20 MB PowerPoint presentation), This presentation is approved for AIA CES Continuing Education Units. This is the 2006 Program.
This Document explains the Powerpoint Presentation listed above (Word document)
Lessons Learned - An International Airport Project
by Richard Smits - This program disusses the concept of organzing penetrating items during design stage, to minimize conflicts with structural, mechanical and electrical systems, minimizing reworking penetrations to meet firestop systems requirements. Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Nov 2003 (WARNING: 16 MB PowerPoint presentation)
Maintenance of Effective Compartmentation Presentation - Bill McHugh and Scott Rankin
Rich Walke, PE, of UL, presented to FCIA's 2004 Firestop Industry Conference Attendees this excellent primer about testing protocols for products. This supports an industry strategy that Effective Compartementation performs well when properly designed with tested and listed systems, installed by FCIA Member, FM 4991 Contractors, Inspected to ASTM E 2174 protocol, and Maintained per FCIA's new Maintenance of Effective Compartmentation recommendations.
Dana Decker, 3M Fire Protection Products, Nov 2004
Bill Koffel, May 2003
Robert Larson, Nov 2002
Jeff Gould, Nov 2002
If you are attempting to become FM Approved, and want help writing your quality manual, check out this presentation.
Bill Koffel, Nov 2002