FIC '19 Opens in Miami this November
Registration is NOW OPEN for FIC '19, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. This year's event is even more exciting because we're also celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
Join FCIA this November 5-8 at the Trump National Doral Miami in Miami, FL for the only three-day event and trade show dedicated to the development and advancement of the Firestop industry.
For those Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies looking to pursue third-party accreditation, FIC '19 provides an opportunity to write the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams.
Lots of exciting things coming this November. Make your plans to be there!
FCIA Brings 'DIIM' Symposium to Montreal this September
Registration is OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada, at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC, September 25.
The FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada is a packed full-day of education focused on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping - proper 'D'esign, 'I'nstallation, 'I'nspection, and 'M'aintenance". Firestopping, Canada Codes, Fire Dampers and Fire Doors in Canada are featured.
Following the Symposium is FCIA's Education for the ULC Firestop Exams and the ULC Firestop Exam, September 26.
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 and Firestop Contractors.
Professional Liability coverage closes gaps in General Liability policies for Firestop Contractors. .
The FCIA Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London. Learn more
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:
- 'Health Care Issues 2019';
- 'Firestop Identification Systems Build Efficiency';
- 'Should FM 4991 Approved or Ul/ULC Qualified Contractors Approve Another Non-FM or UL/ULC Contractor's Work?';
- 'What Can a Master Audit Certificate of Compliance Do for You?';
- and more!
Read it online today!
FCIA & Life Safety Digest Join CONSTRUCT this October
CONSTRUCT is an AEC educational program and exhibition dedicated to bringing together all disciplines in the commercial built environment. Earn CEUs, see the latest products, and network with industry peers. Find FCIA and Life Safety Digest, both on-site, while visiting CONSTRUCT this October.
FCIA and IFMA World Workplace Partner this October
IFMA’s World Work place is the largest annual gathering of our Facility Management community, Oct. 16-18, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Stop by the FCIA booth and grab a copy of Life Safety Digest while there!
FCIA & Life Safety Digest Come Together with ICC Building Safety & Design Expo Once Again
The Building Safety & Design Expo is an educational expo for building safety and design professionals. Make plans to attend for FREE to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and other industry leaders. FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to be Media Partners for this key event. Stop by our booth to learn more about Firestopping and to sign-up for your free subscription to the Magazine of Effective Compartmentation.
FCIA Partners with OFSEC 2019
OFSEC is designed to meet the needs of the local, regional and international markets by linking practitioners, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers from the fire, safety and security industry, with key decision makers from the government and private sectors.
FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog
Check out this Blog regularly to see what's going on in the industry.
FCIA recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be 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...
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.
09/19/19: Looking ahead to plan for FCIA events in 2020? Make sure to attend ECA '20 in Kansas City, MO, May 10-14, 2020.
NOTE: Take special notice of the dates for ECA '20. The event will begin on Monday, May 11 with the Education for the Firestop Exams sessions and will end on Thursday, May 14 at the conclusion of the Education & Committee Action Conference.
09/18/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'FCIA and Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping'. Missed it? Check it out online
09/18/19: The latest edition of the FCIA newsletter is here! Check out all that's happening at FCIA.
09/17/19: FIC '19 opens in Miami this November 4. Have you registered yet?
9/11/19: One week until 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping', the next session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wed, Sept 18
Time: 10:00 am CDT
9/10/19: Only 2 weeks until FCIA heads to Montreal with our Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada. Be there for critical firestop education specific to the construction industry in Canada.
09/03/19: Know someone who would be a great addition to the FCIA Board of Directors? The Call for Nominations is going on now! Contact FCIA Staff with nominees.
08/29/19: Register today for 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping', the next session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wed, Sept 18
Time: 10:00 am CDT
08/29/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'Construction Without Oversight' with Douglas Evans, P.E. It was a great session with great interaction and questions. Check it out!
08/26/19: FCIA rates at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada expire today. REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN. If you need a room after today, contact FCIA Staff.
08/21/19: Four weeks until FCIA's Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC. Special hotel rates expire August 26. Are you REGISTERED yet?
08/21/19: One week left to register for the FCIA Contractors and Special Inspection Agency Members Only webinar, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams'.
When: Wed, August 28
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
08/19/19: The FCIA Board of Directors meets this week. Thanks to all the Board volunteers for working together for the betterment of the FCIA.
08/14/19: FCIA and OFSEC 2019 partner to bring fire- and life-safety awareness to Oman. Learn more
08/13/19: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs. Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!
08/08/19: The latest FCIA Newsletter is here! Check out the latest FCIA News and Updates.
08/07/19: Only seven (7) weeks until the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC, September 25. REGISTER TODAY!
08/06/19: Registration is NOW OPEN for FIC '19, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. Celebrate with us this November 5-8 at the Trump National Doral Miami in Miami, FL as we celebrate 20 Years!
07/31/19: FCIA is proud to once again partner with OFSEC 2019, the Oman Fire, Safety & Security Exhibition, this October 21-23. Stay tuned for more details.
07/30/19: FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members - Need to earn CEUs? Attend the FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members Only Webinar, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams' extended webinar.
When: Wed, August 28
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
07/29/19: Want to attend CONSTRUCT for FREE this October 9-11 in National Harbor, MD? Get your FREE Attendee Pass courtesy of FCIA here!
07/25/19: Register for 'Construction Without Oversight' with Douglas Evans, P.E., the August session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series.
When: Thurs, Aug 29
Time: 10:00 am CDT
07/24/19: Thanks to all who participated in today's FCIA webinar, 'Fire-Resistance Testing' with Rich Walke (UL). Missed it? Find the Presentation here.
07/23/19: Today FCIA was honored to participate in a great event for the NASFM. Lots of new connections made, and lots of great work coming up!
07/22/19: FCIA will be exhibiting this week at the Annual Conference for the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) in Annapolis, MD. Look for us there!
07/15/19: FCIA leadership, along with FCIA Members Aideen Doneski (Gleeson Powers) and Vice President Ben Urcavich (Performance Firestop), are representing FCIA at this week's ASHE Annual Conference in Baltimore. Stop by Booth 1514 and say hi!
07/08/19: Need a firestop installation or inspection expert? FCIA Specialty Firestop Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members are the experts you need. Find one near you today!
7/03/19: The FCIA office will be closed 7/4-7/5 in honor of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours 7/8. Happy 4th!
06/27/19: The new edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here. Read it online today!
06/26/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors' with Joseph Nunes (FM Approvals). Find the presentation online
06/25/19: The Summer Health Care issue of Life Safety Digest is here! Read it online today
06/20/19: Thanks for NFPA for another successful partnership with FCIA, Life Safety Digest, at the NFPA Expo. Also, thanks to Ben Urcavich and Chuck Fogg for helping tell FCIA's 'DIIM' story to many.
06/19/19: Tracy Smith, FCIA Accreditation Committee Vice-Chair, traveled to UL's Northbrook headquarters today to discuss FCIA and the Firestop Contractor program wtih UL's UL QFCP Auditors. Thanks Tracy for presenting at this event!
06/19/19: Look who stopped by FCIA's booth at the NFPA Expo today: NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal Award recipient, Dr. Joseph Su, PhD, from the National Research Council of Canada. Congrats!
06/17/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner with NFPA at the exciting NFPA Expo once again.
06/11/19: Check out the Agenda for FCIA's Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.
06/05/19: FCIA presented at PFPNet's June Conference, Manchester, UK. Great to see FCIA members at the Conference.
06/04/19: Join FCIA this September 25-26 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.
05/23/19: The latest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Check it out today!
05/22/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar. Find the presentation here
05/21/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with CONSTRUCT again this October. Learn more
05/16/19: FCIA's Canadian Symposium heads to Montreal, QC this September. Check back often for more info.
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