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FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference
ECA 2018

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN

May 1-4, 2018




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May 1

11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch for Quality Management System and Firestop Exam Education Session Attendees

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

FCIA NEW Member Session - Who is FCIA? What does it do?

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

FCIA Management System Manual Development Education

May 2

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exam for DRI Candidates and Inspection Personnel

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Welcome Luncheon

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

President's Welcome, Association Comments

Bryant Bickmore, FCIA 2018 President

Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Partnership Program Updates

Jeff Gould, FM Approvals

Ruben Sandoval, UL

Bill McHugh, FCIA

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Frontline Project Profitability

Kevin Dougherty, Construction Industry Speaker

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

FCIA Committee Reports & Meetings

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

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May 3

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes Made by Fire Safety Contractors (and How to Avoid Them!)

Philip J. Siegel, Hendrick, Phillips, Salzmen & Siegel

9:30 am - 10:30 pm

FCIA Firestop Standards Discussion

Moderated by Bill McHugh, FCIA

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Inspecting and Maintaining Swinging Egress and Fire Doors

Keith Pardoe, FDAI, DAHC, CDC, Pardoe Consulting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Top Questions from the Help Desk - Part II

FCIA Manufacturer Members

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Firestopping & Existing Buildings - A Case Study

Dennis Hall, Hall Architects, Inc.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

How to 'Have a Great Day Every Day'

Steve Beck, CSP

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

FCIA Contractor Members ONLY Session

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

May 4

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

ICC Code Development Cycle A - Firestopping, Fire-Resistance, Cladding, Etc.

Bill Koffel, PE, FSPE, Koffel Associates

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Not As Bad As It Sounds: An Overview of the New AIA Contracts

Eric Berg, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

FCIA's Canada Initiatives

Bill McHugh, FCIA

11:00 am

Closing Remarks

Conference Ends

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