FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference 2014

Omni La Mansion del Rio, San Antonio, TX

April 29-May 2, 2014


Speakers & Presentations

Jeff Gould, FM Approvals

Listen to reports on the FM 4991 Program, then hear about Maximum Fire Loss Walls - what are they, what do they mean to an insurance company and what is the importance of firestopping these walls?

Matt Schumann, UL

Hear from UL as UL representatives report on the UL/ULC QFC Program, then take an in-depth look at barriers and what is common for fire-resistance across all industries.

Fred Worley, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Fred is well-respected in Texas, and also nationally, for his work in fire and life safety in buildings.  His insight into compartmentation focuses on systems to restore fire-resistance ratings and smoke-resistant properties to floors and walls.

Hal Cohen, HCC Associates

Designers don't always get fire-resistance-rated construction correct.  Learn where fire-resistance-rated walls may occur so you can know when to submit an RFI.  This session covers where fire-resistance-rated construction is required in NFPA Standards.

Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates

Healthcare facilities have a ton of 'barriers' to restrict fire and smoke spread.  Healthcare facilities are using commissioning for new construction and existing buildings.  Bill Koffel has been involved in commissioning and was recently appointed by the International Code Council's (ICC) Board of Directors to hte newly created Standard Consensus Committee on Commissioning.  This committee is charge with the development of a complete set of requirements addressing current best practices in the overall commissioning process.

Assistant Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner, Texas State Fire Marshal's Office

Keynote Speaker

Barry Badders, Southwest Research Institute

Listen as the Director of the Fire Lab gives us the short story about the Lab's history, function and fire-test operations.  Then join FCIA for a special presentation and tour of this world-reknowned facility led by Lab Director Barry Badders.





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