FCIA Firestop Conference & Trade Show
FIC 2015

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2015 FIC Guest Tour

The Talking Stick Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

November 3-6, 2015

The FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show is a week-long interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support and are interested in the Firestop Industry.

The FIC gives Firestop Contractors and Associates the tools they need to succeed as the Firestop Industry landscape shifts.  Sessions showcase thought-provoking research, critical code updates and developments, leadership, technical advancements and other topics affecting Firestop professionals everywhere.

Healthcare Facility Professionals are invited to attend the Conference for FREE on November 5 for programs centered on topics critical to success for Healthcare Facility Professionals.

At FIC 2015, you will find:





Enhance and elevate your expertise through a variety of unparalleled education sessions covering a variety of interesting and pertinent industry topics, from new installation techniques to answers to common questions, innovative new technologies to panel discussions with experts.

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*Agenda subject to change without notice.

Everyone comes looking for something - a solution to a problem, a mentor, a fresh idea or take on a common business problem. Find solution providers during Trade Show hours, then attend education sessions.  Everyone is sure to walk away with something after attending FIC 2015.

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Fun and interactive networking events, like the Annual Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing, nightly receptions, the FCIA Dinner and the Annual Guest Tour, allow conversation to flow in a laid-back fun atmosphere. As a business community, our best resource is each other. Through an equal give and take of ideas and knowledge, we can grow not only friendships, but the industry as well.

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November 3 November 4 November 5 November 6

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

FCIA Education for Firestop Exams

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trade Show Opens

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Remarks

FCIA Board of Directors Candidate Presentations

9:45 am - 10:45 am

A Fire Marshal's View of IBC Chapter 7 & the Sheraton Hotel Fire

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Exhibitor Forum

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing**

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:15 am - 9:00 am

ICC/NFPA Code Update

9:15 am - 3:30 pm

Guest Tour***

9:15 am - 10:15 am

FCIA Partnership Program Updates

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Leadership and Change Management

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

FCIA Awards Luncheon

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Impact of Smoke Movement on Evacuee Behaviour - Are Fire-Ratings High Enough?

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Membrane Penetrations and Other Testing Issues in Firestopping

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

FCIA Contractors ONLY Session

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FCIA Reception

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

FCIA Casino Night Dinner

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trade Show Open

8:30 am - 10:00 am

The Joint Commission Update

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Fire-Rated Swinging Doors and Builders Hardware

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Open Mic Session

12:00 pm

Conference Ends

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*Agenda subject to change without notice.

** Golf club rental available (additional fee).  Sponsorship opportunities available.

*** Additional fee applies.








Participate in the annual Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing to benefit the Bob LeClair Scholarship Fund for Fire Protection Engineering students.

Learn more about the Golf Outing.

Join us this year for the 2015 Annual FIC Guest Tour

Enjoy a Private Tour of the Queen Creek Olive Mill, Arizona's only working olive farm and mill, including a private tasting with master blender, Perry Rea, lunch and more!

Learn more about the 2015 FIC Guest Tour - Olive Airzona!

Feel the electricity in the air as you let your hair down and try your luck at the FCIA Casino Night!

Learn more about the FCIA Casino Night.

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Held at The Talking Stick Resort, a luxurious Scottsdale, AZ Four-Diamond resort nestled in the shadows of the Tonto National Forest, wake-up each morning to stunning mountain vistas.

Test your luck in the nearly 300,000 sq ft Casino, one of the largest in Arizona. Savor the flavors and the panoramic views from the award-winning Orange Sky Restaurant™. Check out Vegas-style entertainment and local favorites as they take the stage in the TSR Showroom™. Test your skills on 36-holes of championship golf at Talking Stick Golf Club, one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Scottsdale. Then when it's time to relax, head up to The Spa at Talking Stick™ and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment overlooking incredible views of the Valley.

Call (866) 877-9897 to make your reservation or visit the Online Reservation Portal.  Reference 'FCIA' when booking to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Book your stay by September 26, 2015 to secure the special FCIA rate of US$179!

The Talking Stick Resort & Spa

9800 E. Indian Bend Road

Scottsdale, AZ   85256


Travel through the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Most major airlines are serviced here.  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 16 miles from The Talking Stick Resort.


Transportation to and from the airport is available from several providers.  Take advantage of these offers for FCIA guests:

Super Shuttle offers a variety of cars and an 'FCIA' discount.  Call 800-BLUE-VAN or visit the Online Booking Portal to make your reservation.

Destination Specialists is a VIP transportation service offing a discounted rate of US$85 for up to 4 people when you mention 'FCIA'.  Call Dave at 602-550-5759 to make your reservation.





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