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FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show
FIC 2017

Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs, CA

November 7-10, 2017


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

Three days filled with education session options tailored to support the company and individual as a whole, from technical sessions to business development, leadership sessions to education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, business growth is what you will take with you from FCIA's FIC 2017.

Here's what you can expect at FCIA's FIC 2017:

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Tuesday, November 7

7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:00 am - 8:30 am

New Member Session

8:30 am - 10:00 am

FCIA Management System Manual Development Education

10:15 am - 12:30 pm

FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exam

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams**

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception***

Wednesday, November 8

6:30 am - 7:30 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Trade Show Open

8:00 am - 8:45 am

President's Welcome & Association Comments

8:45 am - 9:15 am

A Clear Picture and an Open Door - An Introduction to Other Important Opening Protectives

Matthew Schumann, UL

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Exhibitor Updates

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Session

The Seasons of Life - Change, Attitude, Perseverance - Your Personal and Professional Development is Key

Richard Coffey, Richard Coffey Unlimited

11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing***

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception & Golf Awards***

Thursday, November 9

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Trade Show Open

8:30 am - 9:30 am

What Keeps Property Managers & General Contractors Awake at Night

Patrick Shaw, Cushman Wakefield | Corey Zussman, Pepper Construction

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sky's the Limit Guest Tour***

9:45 am - 10:15 am

MFL Walls & FM Standard for Testing Firestops

Jill Norcott, FM Approvals

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Crash of the Fire and Energy Codes - High-Rise Facade Fires Worldwide

Joe Lstiburek, Building Science, Inc.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FCIA Awards and Incoming Board Installation Luncheon***

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

OSHA's New Silica Rule and other Safety Issues

OSHA's San Bernadino Office

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees

Kevin Dougherty, Construction Industry Speaker

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Top Questions from the Help Desk

FCIA Manufacturer Members Technical Panel

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Contractor Best Practices Panel - What Works, What Doesn't and What Trends Are You Seeing in the Marketplace?


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception***

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FCIA Soiree Under the Stars Dinner***

Friday, November 10

7:30 am - 10:30 am

Conference Registration Open

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trade Show Open

8:00 am - 10:30 am

FCIA Continental Breakfast & Business Development

8:00 am - 8:30 am

ICC/NFPA 2021 Code Update

Bill Koffel, PE, FSPE, Koffel Associates

8:30 am - 9:00 am

NRC NBC 2020 Code Development

Andre Laroche, NRC

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Time - It's All You Have

Jonathan Flannery, ASHE

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Conference Closing Remarks

* Agenda subject to change without notice at any time.

** The UL/ULC Firestop Exam is an OPEN BOOK exam.  UL/ULC Exam participants MUST provide their own copy of the FCIA Manual of Practice.  The ULC Addendum covers questions specific to Canada.  The FM Firestop Exam DOES NOT allow the use of the FCIA MOP during the exam.

** Spouses/Guests are welcome.  Additional Fee may apply.



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