Register Today for FCIA's ECA 2019!
Registration is Open for FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2019 - coming to the InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile in Chicago, IL April 23-26, 2019.
Pursue third-party accreditation with FCIA's Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams on April 23, 2019, followed by the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams on April 24.
Then, join FCIA and other firestop industry movers and shakers for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2019 - on April 24-26. The event features 2 1/2-days of cutting-edge technical content presented by dynamic speakers, FCIA Committee Meetings, networking opportunities and a Friday afternoon Event.
Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations are Now Open!
Another Successful FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show Wraps in Austin
FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - headed to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, TX this past November 6-9. The event boasted the most attended FIC in FCIA history to date.
Missed it? That's ok! Members can find presentations from this year's event in the Members Only Section.
Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members
The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.
Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.
The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.
FCIA Partners with A'19 to Bring Life Safety Digest to Architects
AIA Conference on Architecture is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US and is AIA brand’s premier live experience that happens just once a year. Grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!
FCIA Partners with BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo Once Again
The 2019 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is the premier CRE industry event. It boasts a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology, innovative solutions and prime networking, FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to be Media Partners for this key event..
Keeping Up With FCIA News
Want to know everything going on with FCIA? From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.
Check out the current issue today!
Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog
FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.
With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained.
Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog
Special Inspection and the IBC
What's required by the International Building Code (IBC) for Firestopping Special Inspection? What's required to be an AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspection Agency or AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspector?
This is the REAL story...
The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived! Check out our new look, and don't miss articles like:
- 'Fire-Resistance Terminology';
- 'Fire-Resistance-Rated Assemblies - Loading of Horizontal Assemblies & Columns';
- 'Project FAIL-SAFE';
- 'Fire Code Requirements and "Inventory"';
- and more!
Read it online today!
FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2019
The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2019 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.
Learn more here.
FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program
FCIA recently released their Firestop Containment Worker Education Program (FSCW-IE and FSCW-M). This comprehensive, instructor led, education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, Firestop Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces from the ground up. Learn more today!
Read the complete Press Release here.
FCIA Contractor Members provide many services. FCIA Associate Members are valuable assets to all. FCIA Member Firestop Inspection Agencies inspect to ASTM E2174, ASTM E2393, required by the IBC's Chapter 17. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.
As a service to selected professionals in the industry, FCIA offers a FREE electronic copy of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice. To see if you qualify, review the eligible individuals here.
NOTE: Special Inspection Agencies, Contractors, and others who conduct business in the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer. Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can join FCIA and save $600 on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.
FCIA Friends at Underwrters Laboratories and IFC produced a nice UL/IFC Video on firestopping. Check it and FCIA's sample Firestop Containment Worker education video. Our industry is working for better relaibility through education at all levels of the industry.
02/14/19: ONE WEEK left to register for 'FCIA and Firestop Inspection', the February session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 10:00 am CST
02/13/19: The first edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Check out all that's happening with your Association.
02/12/19: Did you know that UL's Online Certification Directory is disappearing? Soon, it will be replaced by a new UL Search Engine. The UL Product Spec is staying alive, and links to the Search Engine are still located at the bottom of UL's homepage. FCIA Members, UL is looking for comments on the new Search Engine. Submit your comments - good, bad, indifferent - here
02/07/19: FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members in need of Learning Units for Continuing Education requirements? Register today for the 4-hour Extended FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agendy Member Only Webinar, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams'.
When: Thursday, February 21
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
02/06/19: FCIA and the BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo partner this June to bring Life Safety Digest to Building Owners and Managers. Learn more
02/05/19: FCIA Members - 2019 Membership Renewals are currently underway. Have you renewed yet? Contact Cathy for more info
01/31/19: FCIA Members know firestop systems. Find a Member near you
01/30/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with the AIA Conference on Architecture this June 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.
01/29/19: The FCIA Board of Directors just wrapped their 1st Quarter Board Meeting. Many exciting things coming from the 2019 Board. Stay tuned for details.
01/24/19: Looking to attend an upcoming FCIA event? FCIA Members attend at a discount.
Existing Members: if you haven't yet renewed, the time is now! Membership Renewals are underway. Contact us to renew.
If you aren't a Member yet, it's time to join! Contact FCIA to earn more about Membership Benefits
01/23/19: Thank you all who attended today's webinar, 'FCIA's 'DIIM' - Back to the Basics'. Want to review it later? Find it online here.
01/23/19: You'll find a full-day of education related to the Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry at the FCIA FSB 'DIIM' Symposium Doha this 3 March. Learn more and Register
01/22/19: Attend the FCIA IBC 'DIIM' Symposium Dubai at Le Meridien Dubai this 26 February and participate in a private tour of the Thomas-Bell Wright Lab. Learn more and Register
01/18/19: FCIA announces a tour of UL’s Fire Test Laboratory at FCIA’s ECA Conference in Chicago on Friday. Schedule flights from O’Hare or Midway Airports Friday after 3pm. You’ll be glad you did!
01/17/19: FCIA heads to the Middle East with 2 blockbuster events and the FM & UL Firestop Exams this Spring.
26-28 February in Dubai, UAE
3-5 March in Doha, Qatar
01/16/19: Registration and the Event Room Block are Now Open for FCIA's ECA 2019. Learn More
01/15/19: FCIA's 2019 Board of Directors meet soon for the Winter Board Meeting. While there, the Board welcomes new Board Members - Scott Rankin and Tracy Smith (returning). In December, Jim Smiley resigned from the Board. In his place, Tyler Ferguson was appointed to serve the term. Thank you all for your dedication to FCIA and the firestop industry.
01/10/19: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.
01/08/19: Registration is open for 'FCIA's 'DIIM' - Back to the Basics', the kickoff session in the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 10:00 am CST
01/08/19: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs. Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!
01/03/19: Looking for speaker presentations from past FCIA Conferences and Symposiums? Members can find them in the Members Only Section.
01/02/19: The new issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting inboxes around the world now. Read it online today.
01/02/19: Happy New Year from FCIA! Stay tuned for exciting announcements from us soon...
12/21/2018: FCIA wishes all a great holiday season and best wishes for 2019. The FCIA Office is closed Dec. 24, 25 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1. See you in the New Year at an FCIA Event!
12/15/2018: The 2019 FCIA ECA Conference, where committees make an impactful difference in Firestopping is coming. Check out FCIA's ECA 2019 Conference and register today.
12/10/18: Looking for upcoming programs focused on fire- and life-safety? Check out the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Schedule!
12/05/18: FCIA's visit to Canada and CSC's Edmonton Chapter was great learning for all, including the instructor. Check out the session slides.
12/04/18: Life-safety is about detection, alarms, sprinklers, egress systems, occupant education, structural fire-resistance and effective compartmentation. FCIA's Bill McHugh speaks at BNP's webinar for over 400 attendees on the important role of passive fire protection in buidings. Check it out today.
11/29/18: Thank you to all who participated in today's webinar, 'Fire-Resistance & You'. Missed it? Find the presentation here
11/21/18: To celebrate the US Thanksgiving holiday, the FCIA office will be closed at 12:00 pm CST Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 26.
11/12/18: FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show had a record turnout. FCIA Members, check out the Members Only Section for speaker presentations from the conference tomorrow.
11/09/18: Congratulations to Scott Rankin, and Tracy Smith, FCIA's new Directors. Great people ran for the FCIA Board. Tyler Ferguson has been appointed to the 2019 Board too. We look forward to a great 2019.
Check out the entire slate of candidates that ran.
10/24/18: Lots of interesting discussion this week in Richmond, VA at the ICC Group A Public Comment Hearings.
10/23/18: FCIA had a great session today talking about the new requirements for an Inventory of Fire and Smoke Protection Features in buildings for better fire- and life-safety. Check out the presentation.
10/21/18: Come see us in Richmond, VA at the FCIA booth at the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo!
10/18/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, 'The Inventory of Fire-Resistance'. If you missed the session, find the presentation here.
10/15/18: FIC 2018 - the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - opens in 3 weeks in Austin, TX. Will you be there?
10/11/18: Register today for 'The Inventory of Fire-Resistance', the October session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:00 am CDT
10/11/18: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.
10/10/18: The Fall issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Check it out online today
10/05/2018: FCIA Construct booth had lots of traffic learning about FM4991, UL QFCP, Special Inspection & Barrier Mgmt.
10/04/18: It is time to vote for the 2019 FCIA new Board of Directors. All FCIA voting members should have received your voting packet. We encourage ALL who qualify to take a minute and cast your vote.
Check out our entire slate of candidates here
10/04/18: Check out who's going to be at FCIA's FIC 2018!
10/03/18: The FCIA FIC 2018 Room Block at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is SOLD OUT. Backup Hotel and Wait List Options are available.
Click here for more information and to be added to the Wait List.
10/03/18: FCIA presented at CSI CONSTRUCT in Long Beach today. Thanks to all who attended the session. Find the presentation here
09/27/2018: FCIA 2019 Board Elections are coming soon! Your vote is needed as we elect 3 new Directors who will help to shape the direction of the FCIA in the future. We invite you to take a minute to meet the candidates today. All qualified members will be receiving their ballots early next week!
Check out our candidates video introductions here. Additional profiles will be coming soon!
09/17/18: FCIA advocates worldwide for improved fire- and life-safety systems in buildings. FCIA Canada Task Group Chair, Jim Smiley (Icon Insulation), and FCIA Member, Keith Musseau (Belfor Restorations), represent FCIA at the CHES National Conference in St. John's, NF.
09/11/18: 8 weeks until the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - opens in Austin, TX. Have you registered yet?
09/10/18: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs. Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!
09/04/18: Check out the UPDATED AGENDA for the September FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.
08/23/18: Have you heard about the UL Master Audit Certificate of Compliance (MACC)? Check out the big announcement from UL in the newest FCIA Newsletter!
08/23/18: The newest FCIA Newsletter is here! Read it today!
08/23/18: Looking for Barrier Management education on the go? Check out the NEW FCIA Barrier Management Symposium Video Series, produced in cooperation with ASHE!
08/22/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, ''M' is for Maintenance'. Find the presentation here
08/18/18: NEW from the BMS Partners! The FCIA, UL, TJC, ASHE's Barrier Management Symposium Video Series is now on LIVE, free and open to all who want to learn about Barrier Management for Fire and Life Safety. Check it out.
08/15/18: FCIA, UL and the Barrier Management Symposium Faculty came together to educate St. Louis Facility Managers and Staff on the importance of Barrier Management. Thank you to the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineernig MOSHE and SICHE for sponsoring.
Find a Barrier Management Symposium near you
08/04/2018: FCIA's Bill McHugh spoke about the importance of Barrier Management, Firestopping, Features of Fire-Resistance Maintenance/ Management at the 2018 National APPA Conference Saturday, Aug. 4.
Want to see what you may have missed? Check out FCIA's Hot News Archives.