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Presentations Archive

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.

 

FCIA Educational Webinar Series

 

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.

2017

07-19-17    Changes to the IBC that Affect YOUR Business! - PRESENTATION ONLY

06/14/17     Not Your Father's Glazing: Understanding the Fire-Rated Glazing of Today - Bill McHugh, Rich

       Walke - PRESENTATIONS ONLY

05/25/17     Firestop Training Done Right: The FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program -

       PRESENTATION ONLY

04/12/17     The Facts and Myths About the Fire- and Smoke-Rated Fabric Industry - PRESENTATION ONLY

03/22/17     Firestop Training Done Right: The FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program -

       PRESENTATION ONLY

02/28/17     REPEAT OF 02-23-17 PROGRAM

02-23-17     If You Build It (Right), They Will Maintain It (Right) - PRESENTATION ONLY

01-25-17     A Study on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping - PRESENTATION ONLY

2016

12-21-17     FCIA: A Firestop Year in Review and More - PRESENTATION ONLY

11-17-16     Barrier Management Systems - New Construction to Existing Buildings - PRESENTATION ONLY

09-28-16     To Inspect or Not to Inspect?  That Is the Question... - PRESENTATION ONLY

08-18-16     Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More - Bill McHugh, Nestor Sanchez - PRESENTATIONS ONLY

07-19-16     Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More - Bill McHugh, Nestor Sanchez - PRESENTATIONS ONLY

06-08-16     Special Inspection for Firestopping - The Ins & Outs You Need to Know - PRESENTATION ONLY

05-12-16     The ICC Committee Action Hearings - Bill McHugh, Bill Koffel - PRESENTATIONS ONLY

04-14-16     The Two-Hour Barrier Management Symposium - PRESENTATION ONLY

03-29-16     Solving the Riddle of F, T, L, H and W Ratings - PRESENTATION ONLY

02-24-16     Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety? - PRESENTATION ONLY

01-27-16     A Study on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping - PRESENTATION ONLY


2015

12-10-15     Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety? - PRESENTATION ONLY

10-23-15     Contractor Qualification Programs: What Are They and Do They Work? - PRESENTATION ONLY

09-02-15     Barrier Management Systems - PRESENTATION ONLY

07-22-15     Barrier Management: A Short Program on the Whys and the Hows - PRESENTATION ONLY

05-20-15     FCIA Inspection & Firestopping DIIM Webinar - PRESENTATION ONLY

04-30-15     Firestopping and The Center for Campus Fire Safety - PRESENTATION ONLY

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

02-18-15     The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System - PRESENTATION ONLY

01-15-15     A Study on the DIIM of Firestopping - PRESENTATION ONLY

 

2014

12-17-14     DIIM: A Closer Look at the Installation and Inspection Pieces of the DIIM of Firestopping - PRESENTATION ONLY

11-18-14     DIIM: Inspection Wrap-Up & Maintenance - PRESENTATION ONLY

11-18-14     FCIA DIIM: Barrier Management System from DIIM Webinar

10-15-14     DIIM: Inspection Part 4 - The Competence and Independence of the Special Inspection Agency and Inspector, and more on DIIM - PRESENTATION ONLY

09-03-14     FCIA DIIM Webinar: Part 3 - Inspection, Accreditation and the ASTM Standards E 2174 and E 2393 - PRESENTATION ONLY

08-14-14     FCIA DIIM: Inspection, Accreditation, and the ASTM Standards E 2174 and E 2393

05-29-14     FCIA DIIM Webinar: A Deeper Look on Inspection

01-21-14     FCIA DIIM Webinar: The "I and I"

 

2012

09-20-12     FCIA DIIM & Firestopping Webinar

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Barrier Management Symposium


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.

Find all past Barrier Management Symposium Presentations HERE.

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Additional Assorted FCIA Presentations & Programs

Barrier Management Symposium: Improving Barriers Nationwide

Presented at the ASHE Annual Conference 2015

Inspection Results

Presented at the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference 2008 (Seattle)

Fire and Life Safety Through Effective Compartmentation and Firestopping

Presented at CSC 2009

FCIA Presented 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

Compartmentation Symposium
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

Outline, FCIA Firestopping Quality Process 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)

FCIA EFC Maintenance

Maintenance of Effective Compartmentation Presentation - Bill McHugh and Scott Rankin

Effective Compartmentation Testing

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.

FCIA Duct Fire Protection Systems Presentation

Dana Decker, 3M Fire Protection Products, Nov 2004

FCIA Code Efforts

Bill Koffel, May 2003

Risk Management

Robert Larson, Nov 2002

Quality Control Manuals

Jeff Gould, Nov 2002

If you are attempting to become FM Approved, and want help writing your quality manual, check out this presentation. 

NFPA 5000 Code Update

Bill Koffel, Nov 2002

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