12/21/15: In honor of the holiday season, the FCIA Office will be CLOSED 12/24-12/25 and 12/31/15-1/1/16. Happy Holidays from FCIA!
12/15/15: Want to become an FCIA Member? Enjoy special Member discounts on the MOP, Conference registration, FM and UL/ULC Exam Prep sessions and more! Get found by potential clients with a FCIA Member listing on the FCIA Member List, visited more than 20,000 times per year! And so many more benefits! For more information, email cathy@FCIA.org.
12/10/15: FCIA Members, Renew your dues before December 31 and save! Email cathy@FCIA.org for more info.
12/09/15: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Educational Webinar, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?', presented by ROXUL and Thermafiber. Many thanks to Melanie Bisson, ROXUL and Angie Ogino, Thermafiber, who presented a stellar, information packed session! Missed the session? Don't worry! It will be repeated in February due to high demand! Or, find it posted NOW in the Presentations section!
12/2/15: One week left to register for the final chapter in the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire and Life Safety?'.
11/25/15: Registration NOW OPEN for the final session in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?'.
When: Wed, December 9
Time: 10:00am CDT
11/17/15: Presentations from the FCIA Symposiums in Doha and Abu Dhabi can now be found in the Members Only section.
11/11/15: Learned a lot from a specific presentation at last week's FIC 2015? Curious about what you missed? Presentations can now be found in the Members Only section!
11/9/15: Thanks to all who Attended, Exhibited, Presented and Supported the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015. This year's event was our biggest yet. Great content, good times, awesome fun. Thank you! View photos from FIC 2015 here.
11/06/15: Space is still available to register for FCIA, ASHE, The Joint Commission and UL's upcoming Barrier Management Symposium, hosted by ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17. Check out the Program Agenda, online now!.
11/06/15: The FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference was great. Awesome speakers, exhibitors, and more. Check out the Members Only area next week for presentations.
10/21/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA? Catch up with us in the latest edition of our Newsletter!
10/19/15: Eng. Yasmeen Sami Saadah, addresses the FCIA Abu Dhabi, UAE Symposium attendees about implementation of the Abu Dhabi International Codes and the importance of what we do together to keep buildings safe. It was an honor to have Eng. Yasmeen welcome and Department of Municipal Affairs Sponsor FCIA's 2015 Symposium !
10/15/15: Tom Scheidel, Koffel Associates, addresses the FCIA FM and UL Exam Prep Class at the Oryx Rotana in Doha, Qatar. Many Thanks to Tom for his participation in the event!
10/14/15: There's still time to register for next week's FCIA Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC) Fire & Smoke Protection Symposium in Abu Dhabi. Learn more today!
10/13/15: The FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Educational Symposium and FM and UL Firestop Exams opens in Doha today. Thanks to all who attended!
10/08/15: The FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams are heading to FIC 2015. Starting in November, the FM Firestop Exam will include content from the NEW Chapter 3 (FCIA MOP 5th Edition or newer). Get your copy today!
10/04/15: FCIA is proud to Congratulate STI on 25 Years of Innovation. Thank you for your partnership and support of FCIA!
09/30/15: FCIA Members, Don Murphy and Jay McGuire, with Executive Director, Bill McHugh, bringing the 'DIIM' message to attendees at CONSTRUCT2015 in St. Louis.
09/29/15: Great news! Early Bird Registration Discount Extended to October 9th! FIC 2015 - meet us in Scottsdale this November!
09/28/15: FCIA's new banners worked well as we welcomed many ICC Governmental Members to talk about FCIA's DIIM philosophy. Great to see many new and old friends.
09/24/15: We always knew we wanted to be famous. FCIA is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) YouTube channel! (Yep, we've arrived.)
Watch. Like. Subscribe. Share.
09/24/15: Less than two weeks until IFMA World Workplace! Harness Innovation, Embrace Awesome, Collaborate to Innovate!
09/23/15: FCIA brings the highly popular Barrier Management Symposium program and faculty to ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17, 2015.
09/23/15: The FCIA 2015 Annual FIC Spouse Tour has been announced! Join the group for:
09/22/15: Draft Agendas* Released for upcoming Middle East Symposiums! Check them out:
*Agendas subject to change without notice up to date of event.
09/16/15: Registration Open for the next Webinar, "Contractor Qualification Programs: What Are They and Do They Work?".
When: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
09/15/15: CONSTRUCT is getting set to take over St. Louis, MO and the America's Center for their Annual Conference & Expo this September 30-October 3. Use Promo Code EB74* to receive Free Exhibit Hall Admission, then stop by the FCIA Booth (#933).
*New registrations ONLY. No refunds given.
09/14/15: The 2015 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings for the 2018 Code Development Cycle open in Long Beach, CA on the 24th. FCIA has some key proposals up for vote. Stop by the FCIA booth (#419) while you're there!
09/10/15: The FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium was a huge success. Thanks to all who attended, exhibited and sponsored, and special thanks to the NRC Fire Test Facility for the guided tour!
09/09/15: Don Falconer, first speaker, brings National Building Code of Canada's Firestop sections to life to FCIA delegates at FCIA's 2015 Canada Symposium.
09/08/15: The FCIA Canadian Symposium kicks off tomorrow at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON. Looking forward to a wonderful event!
09/08/2015: FCIA's 2016-2019 Board of Directors will be elected in November at the FIC Conference. Want to join the Board? Check out the FCIA Director responsibilities and see if it fits for you.
09/07/15: From all of us at FCIA,
Happy Labor Day!
09/03/15: Yesterday's webinar had a great group of attendees. Missed the presentation? Catch it here!
*As of August 25, 2015.
08/25/15: One Week Left to Register for the September 2 Webinar. Register today!
08/12/15: Coming to Ottawa for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium? The deadline for discounted 'FCIA' hotel rates at The Brookstreet Hotel is approaching. Make your reservation by August 17 to take advantage of the special 'FCIA' rates!
08/07/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA? Check out this month's Newsletter!
08/04/15: Register today for the next chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, "Barrier Management: A Short Program on the Whys and the Hows".
When: Wednesday, Sept 2
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am CDT
07/30/15: Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies looking to become UL/ULC Qualified or IAS AC 291 Accredited - the UL/ULC Firestop Exam is coming to Northbrook, IL. August 27. Members save up to $790 on the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exam Sessions, plus additional savings on the FCIA Manual of Practice! Learn more
*Note: There is NO SAVINGS on the UL/ULC Firestop Exam itself. The savings benefit is on the Education Sessions prior to the exams.
07/30/15: Announcing the Annual Building Safety & Design Expo, as well as the Group A Public Comment Hearings in Long Beach, CA September 24-29. FCIA and Life Safety Digest proudly partner with this exciting show.
07/29/15: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Registration forms for BOTH the Doha Symposium and the Abu Dhabi Symposium have been updated. Please discard any previously released versions of the forms as they contained incorrect pricing and Agenda information.
07/28/15: Wrapping up the Indianapolis Region 5 Barrier Management Symposium today. Attendance was great, as was the ASHE Region 5's group involvement! Presentations from the Symposium are avaialbe now!
Couldn't attend this symposium? Stay tuned for info on the upcoming BMS in Bristol, TN this November!
07/22/15: FCIA's Webinar on Barrier Management Systems was well attended. Check out today's featured Presentation.
07/12/15: FCIA's leadership represented FCIA in Boston, MA at the ASHE Annual Conference. Many ASHE Members and Leaders stopped by FCIA's booth (1308) or attended the Barrier Management Session Monday afternoon!
06/24/15: The FCIA family has lost a friend...Mile "Mike" Cesto, Westcal Insulation Calgary, AB, will forever be remembered.
06/23/15: So much happening with FCIA lately. Read all about it in this month's Newsletter!
06/11/15: Congratulations to the winner of the FREE Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015 - Registration ($495 Value): Eric Bergman of KMI Fire, Phoenix , AZ. See you in Scottsdale, Eric! Thanks to all who participated in the ECA 2015 Follow-up Survey.
06/08/15: Many associations honor individual members with Fellowship, including CSI, CSC, AIA and RAIC. FCIA met some of the new Fellows at our presentation at the RAIC Festival of Architecture last week. Congrats to all!
06/02/15: The Barrier Management Symposium is heading to Indianapolis, IN, July 27-28. Hosted by ISHE and ASHE Region 5, join FCIA and the BMS Faculty as they educate Healthcare Facility Managers in the Midwest. Learn More
05/29/15: FCIA's Executive Director Bill McHugh and Vice President Ken Slama presented at Construction Specifications Canada's Annual Convention today. Check out the Presentation and a NEW Canada Specification.
05/28/15: FCIA Membership continues to grow! Welcome to all New Members worldwide!
05/26/15: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, is in Vancouver for the IAS Board of Directors meeting. FCIA leadership is always advocating at the highest levels for the Specialty Firestop Industry!
05/20/15: Thanks to all who participated in today's Webinar. The Q&A session had great participation and many thought -provoking questions! Missed it? Find the Presentation Here.
When: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
When: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
05/08/15: ECA 2015 has officially wrapped up. Thanks to all who attended, sponsored and presented!
05/01/15: The time has come! FCIA is Dallas bound! See you at ECA 2015!
04/28/15: There's still time to REGISTER for ECA 2015!
Need help with your hotel? Email lindsey@FCIA.org for help.
04/23/15: Just got back from the ICC Code Development Hearings in Memphis. Read more about FCIA and the proposals we presented in this month's eNews! Check your inbox early next week!
04/17/2015: We had a great interactive presentation during FCIA's April 16 Webinar Presentation. Don't miss the next one in May.
04/16/15: ONE MORE REASON to get to ECA 2015 - FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams! Register today!
04/14/15: TWO DAYS LEFT to register for this month's webinar, "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" Sign up today!
04/10/15: FCIA ECA 2015 Early Registration Deadline for hotel & conference ends Friday,
April 10th. After deadline, hotel reservations based on space availability. View the ECA Agenda.
04/07/15: Life Safety Digest Correction: The November Firestop Industry Conference is Nov. 3-6, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ.
04/07/15: Check out FCIA's latest e-News!
04/06/15: Learn how Special Inspection for Firestopping is viewed by the International Building Code in this month's installment of the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Register for "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" today!
When: Thursday, April 16
Time: 10am - 12pm CST
03/30/2015: FCIA's presents at the UAE's GCC Fire Safe Congress in March. FCIA continues to form new relationships while bringing fire and life safety through fire resistance and firestoping worldwide.
03/26/15: View the Spring Life Safety Digest
03/24/15: Tomorrow's webinar, "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to
When: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
03/18/15: ONE WEEK LEFT to Register for "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", held
When: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.
03/16/15: Did you know the CEU requirements for the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors Program have changed? DRI's are now required to maintain 48 hours of CEUs OR take - AND PASS - the FM Firestop Exam every 3 years. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
03/05/14: Want to know the REAL story behind Special Inspection and the International Building Code (IBC)? Read it here.
03/04/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for this month's chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Tune in Wednesday, March 25, 10:00am CST for "An In Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Programs". Register NOW!
02/23/15: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for ECA 2015 - the FCIA Education & Committee Action (ECA) Conference! Join FCIA May 5-8 in Dallas, TX at The Adolphus Hotel for this action and education packed event! Register Online or with the Faxback form.
02/19/15: FCIA & Life Safety Digest partner with GCC Fire Safe Congress Abu Dhabi. FCIA Members receive 50% off registration! For more info,
02/18/15: Today's episode in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", was a huge success! Review the presentation here or in Presentations. FCIA Members, remember your new Member Benefit - webinar presentations with Audio found in the Members Only section!
02/10/15: Looking for information on the ASHE Region 6 Barrier Management Symposium? Look no further! Plan to attend at The Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN April 14-15, 2015.
02/06/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the next session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. This month's installment, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", will take place Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST. Register today!
02/06/15: Past FCIA Member Guy Bradley featured on the Steve Harvey Show!
02/04/15: Did you attend the January Webinar? Do you need AIA credits? Email email@example.com with your AIA number to receive your credit. Don't have your number? You can self-report with the attendance certificate you received. Tune in for the next session Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST.
01/21/15: Chapter 1 in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series is now posted in Presentations! Did you miss it? That's ok! View the presentation here. *Note: This is the Presentation ONLY. Want the Audio? Join FCIA!
01/13/15: Interested in taking the UL/ULC Firestop Exam? In addition to being offered at the FCIA Conferences in May and November, the UL/ULC Firestop Exam will be held at UL Facilities in North America in February, March and August. Registration is NOW OPEN for these Exams.
01/12/15: Don't miss Thursday's Webinar. Note the DATE CHANGE for the webinar. It's now Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST.
01/07/15: Announcing the first chapter in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series! Plan to attend this two-hour webinar to learn more about the "DIIM" of Firestopping, why it's important and how it affects you.
When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am CST - 12:00pm
01/05/15: FCIA Members: Looking to take the FM and/or UL Firestop Exam this year? Join us this Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST for a Firestop Exam Prep Webinar. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.