It's a Wrap! ECA 2019 is in the books!
We had 165+ at FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2019 - InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile in Chicago, IL April 23-26, 2019.
Contractors and Inspection Agencies pursued 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.
FCIA and other firestop industry movers and shakers enjoyed 2 1/2-days of cutting-edge technical content presented by dynamic speakers, FCIA Committee Meetings, and networking opportunities. To wrap up the conference experience for attendees, an incredible Friday afternoon tour at UL was the perfect way to end an engaging week.
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 and Life Safety Digest Join NFPA Conference & Expo this June
The NFPA Conference & Expo® is your comprehensive fire, electrical, and life safety event. Meet industry suppliers, learn about new standards and attend over 100 education sessions.
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..
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. This year IFMA’s World Workplace will be held on Oct. 16-18, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Be sure to stop by the FCIA booth and grab a copy of Life Safety Digest while there!
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:
- 'Innovation in Fire-Rated Temperature-Rise Glass Doors';
- 'Fire Codes, Fire-Resistance and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies & Compliance';
- 'Operations Manuals for Fire-Rated Assemblies';
- 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.
05/24/19: Registration is open for 'The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors', the June session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.
When: Wed, June 26
Time: 10:00 am CDT
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.
04/29/19: The City of Chicago gets a new building code. FCIA was honored to participate in the Code Development Process to keep fire-resistance a key safety item in the code. Watch for more on the Chicago amendments to the International Building Code in Life Safety Digest.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Department of Buildings Commr. Judy Frydland, and others at the signing.
04/28/19: ECA '19 wrapped up Friday at the InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile. Check out the presentations at FCIA.org's Members Only Section.
04/25/19: Special thanks to Commr. Judy Frydland with the City of Chicago Department of Buildings for presenting at ECA '19! So many exciting things coming for the Windy City!
04/17/19: Thanks to all who participated in today's rescheduled webinar, 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping'. Couldn't attend? Find the presentation here
4/16/19: Interested in advertising in Life Safety Digest? Learn more
04/04/19: FCIA Members know firestopping. Find an FCIA Contractor or FCIA Special Inspection Agency member near you.
04/02/19: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, was able to comment at the ASTM Member Luncheon, thanking ASTM President Kathy Morgan for ASTM's Staff, process and open discussion on critical industry issues.
03/27/19: The next issue of Life Safety Digest is out! Read it online
03/26/19: FCIA leadership participates in the ASTM meeting taking place in Denver next week.
03/21/19: FCIA partners with the UAE Ministry of Interior and Civil Defence's 9th Annual Fire Safety Forum this April 29 in Dubai. Learn more
03/20/19: Want to know who will be in Chicago for ECA '19? Check the list here
03/19/19: What's ECA '19 missing? YOU! Early registration discounts expire March 31.
03/15/19: The latest FCIA Newsletter is here. Check it out today!
03/13/19: Today's webinar, 'UL Firestop Programs', welcomed guest presenter Ruben Sandoval (UL), and featured an extended session with Bill McHugh. Find the presentation here
03/12/19: The ECA '19 Agenda is finalized. Check it out!
03/06/19: FCIA Marketing Committee Member, Alan McDurmon, presented to the Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County today. Thanks to FIABC for inviting FCIA to present and for all who attended. Thanks also to Alan for representing FCIA.
03/04/19: Many thanks to Abhishek Chhabra of Thomas Bell-Wright for organizing the tour of their impressive fire-test lab in Dubai.
03/03/19: FCIA's Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Doha opened today at the Oryx Rotana. Thank you to all who attended!
02/27/19: Have you registered for ECA '19 yet? Cutting-edge education. Networking. Exams. All coming to Chicago this April 23-26. Secure your spot today. Check out the Agenda.
02/27/19: FCIA is partnering with the IFMA Facility Fusion event in Atlanta this April 8-10. Grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!
02/26/19: The FCIA IBC Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Dubai opened today at Le Meridien Dubai. Thanks to all who attended and to Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants for hosting the group for a tour of their fire-test lab.
02/25/19: Interested in the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program but have questions? Find answers to some of your questions here.
02/21/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest join forces with the NFPA Conference & Expo once again this June 17-20 in San Antonio, TX. Pick-up your copy of Life Safety Digest, then stop by the FCIA booth.
02/20/19: Today's webinar, 'FCIA & Firestop Inspection', focused on Firestop Special Inspection. Find the presentation here
02/19/19: FCIA Members do it best. Find an FCIA Member near you.
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.
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