FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2009

Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, MA

April 28-May 1, 2009

Hear new ways to grow your business in a down economy.  Listen to developments in the FCIA Accreditation, Code Development, join in FCIA Committee Meetings and UL Standards discussions, and make a difference in the industry and your business. 

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A stylish new look has been added to the already ideal location and top-notch service of the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Located on Boston Harbor at the historic Long Wharf in downtown Boston, just next to the Aquarium, across the street from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and minutes from the Boston Common and Museum of Science, the hotel is perfect for business or leisure.

Mariott Long Wharf Hotel
296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 1-617-227-0800

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Agenda (as of 3/17/09)

Tue, Apr 28 Tue, 4/28 Wed, 4/29 Thu, 4/30 Fri, 5/1



1:30p - 4:00p FCIA Registration (Ballroom)
2:00p - 4:00p

FCIA Quality Management System Education Session
Bill McHugh, Betsy Titus & Gary Knef, UL

4:00p - 4:15p Break Sponsored by
4:15p - 6:00p

FCIA Pre FM & UL Exam Education Session
Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director

Wed, Apr 29 Tue, 4/28 Wed, 4/29 Thu, 4/30 Fri, 5/1



7:30a - 4:00p

FCIA Registration, Coffee & Pastries (Ballroom)

7:30a - 11:30p

FCIA / UL DRI Testing (Ballroom)
(Open Book)

7:30a - 11:30p FCIA / FM DRI Testing (Ballroom)
(Not Open Book)
8:30a - 11:30a

UL Standards Technical Panel (STP) Issues (Ballroom)
UL STP Study Group Meetings at FCIA
Exposure to chemicals
Movement of piping or walls
Labeling systems in the field

Should this be required in UL 1479, 2079?

9:45a - 10:00a

SPONSORED BY Specified Technologies, Inc.

11:30a - 12:00p Lunch Service (Ballroom)
Greet old friends, meet new friends...

Guest Luncheon Speaker - Sean DeCrane, International Firestop Council
12:00p - 1:45p

FCIA Presidents Welcome & Update
‘Focus on Life Safety’ ~ Bill Hoos

FM 4991 Approval & UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs
Jeff Gould, FM Approvals;
Underwriters Laboratories - Firestopping & Other Programs

The Phoenix Group - Jim Venezia
FCIA Contractor Insurance Update

1:45p - 2:00p

SPONSORED BY 3M Fire Protection Products, Inc.

2:00p - 2:30p

Committee Reports Committee Chairs

2:30p - 2:45p BREAK
2:45p - 4:30p

FCIA Committee Action Sessions
Check out committees, volunteer and make a difference in the industry.

All committees meet in Ballroom.

  • Accreditation - Aedan Gleeson
  • Apprenticeship - Bob Hasting & Don Donnelly
  • Code - Gary Hamilton & Bob LeClair
  • Marketing - Don Murphy
  • Membership - Bill Hoos
  • Program - Jodi Clem & Scott Rankin
  • Technical & Education - Mike Dominguez
  • Standards - Randy Bosscawen
4:30p - 5:30p FCIA Welcome Reception (Grand Foyer)
Thu, Apr 30 Tue, 4/28 Wed, 4/29 Thu, 4/30 Fri, 5/1



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast (Ballroom & Foyer )

7:30a - 3:00p

Registration Open (Ballroom & Foyer )

9:45a - 2:30p Spouse Program (Registration Desk )
8:30a - 9:00a

Arbitration, Mediation, What works for Firestop Contractors?
Blase Reardon, BostonSolv, FCIA's 2nd President

9:00a - 10:30a

Firestopping from an FM Global Field Engineering Perspective

Have you wondered how FM Field Engineers evaluate the risk of a building?

Jordan Collyer, Consulting Engineer, FM Approvals - unravels this mystery.

10:30a - 10:45a BREAK
SPONSORED BY Thermafiber, Inc.
10:45a - 11:45a New Firestop Inspector Firm Accreditation Program & Other Certifications

Chuck Ramani, President, International Accreditation Services, teaches us about IAS's efforts to bring a higher level of knowledge to firestop inspectors, and firestop technicians.
11:45a - 12:00p BREAK
SPONSORED BY - Specified Technologies, Inc.
12:00p - 1:00p Lunch Service
Luncheon Speaker
1:00p - 2:30p

ASHE Healthcare Session - Doug Erickson, ASHE

Unlock the keys to success working in healtcare environments. Listen to the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.  ASHE Members buy Firestop and Compartmentation Services every day from FCIA Members nationwide.

2:30p - 2:45p BREAK
SPONSORED BY 3M Fire Protection Products
2:45p - 4:00p

Photoluminescent Marking Education Session

The 2009 International Fire Code has a mandatory requirement to install PL Marking Systems in stairwells. Firestop Contractors own the compartments- installing firestopping, inspecting doors and dampers. Why not PL? Learn PL Markings Technology, Application, Products. Who’s the customer, and how it may open doors to PL Marking and firestopping retrofit business.

Phil Befumo – United Mineral & Chemical - PSA President
Manny Muniz, Manny Muniz & Associates – PSA Consultant
Marina Baritzke –American Permalight, Inc. – PSA Standards Chair
Peter Logsdon – National Sales Manager - East Division, BALCO USA,
Kach Hovanessian – CEO / President, Bright Path Lighting

5:30p - 6:30p FCIA Reception
Fri, May 1 Tue, 4/28 Wed, 4/29 Thu, 4/30 Fri, 5/1



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast (Ballroom)

8:30a -9:45a

Special FCIA 2009-2010 Code Development Session

ICC Code Development Proposals were submitted on April 24, 2009.

Listen as Bill Koffel outlines FCIA’s strategy in ICC and NFPA Codes for our industry in this next code development cycle.

10:45a - 10:00a BREAK - Sponsored by
10:00a - 4:15p

OPTIONAL FM Approvals Laboratory Tour
Sponsored by FM Approvals

See the worlds largest cone calorimeter, fire door testing, fire sprinkler testing lab, roofing and window wind and fire testing, and much more.

Don’t miss this…Pre registration required. This tour finishes your conference on fire.

FM Approvals Test Laboratory, Johnston, RI - About 1 hour away...bus service provided.

Enjoy Boston!



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