Charleston Conference 2006

Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show

November 8 - November 11, 2006
DoubleTree Guest Suites, Charleston, South Carolina
Our agenda will look like past programs with seminars, trade show and education programs.

  • Print out the conference brochure or the agenda
  • Get yourself recognized as a sponsor to one of our breaks or lunches
  • Show what your firm has to offer by exhibiting at the trade show.

Charleston DoubleTree Guest Suites
181 Church St
Charleston, South Carolina
Located in the heart of the historic district and only blocks from the river.


Tue, Nov7 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



2:00p - 7:00p FCIA Board Meeting
Wed, Nov 8 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



7:00a - 4:00p Conference Registration Open
(Coffee, Cont.Bkfst)
8:00a - 9:10a

FCIA Presidents Welcome & Address


  • Code – FCIA & Compartmentation Code Reports
  • Accreditation- FM/UL Updates – FM & UL
  • Education – FCIA Apprenticeship Development Report – Bob Hasting
  • Marketing – Gary Hamilton, Don Murphy, FCIA
  • Technical – MOP Updates - Mike Dominguez
  • Program– Scott Rankin
  • Membership –– Allen Rams
8:30a – 9:30a FM 4991 Update – Jeff Gould UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Program Announcement – Betsy Titus
9:30a - 9:45a Break
Sponsored by 3M Fire Protection Products
9:45a – 10:45a FCIA Firestop Worker Apprenticeship Program Bob Hasting & FCIA Committee
10:45a – 11:00a Break
Sponsored by HILTI, Inc.
Early Lunch served for Keynote Speaker Program
11:00a – 11:40a

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Bert Polk, National Association of State Fire Marshals Compartmentation and Firestopping “How do we get the word out & Code Development Process”

11:45a – 6:30p

FCIA Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing
(Box Lunch provided from Hotel)

1:00p – 4:30p

FM & UL Test Prep & Exam

6:30p – 7:30p FCIA Welcome Reception
Thu, Nov 9 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



7:30a - 11:30a FCIA Check In
7:30a - 8:00a FCIA Continental Breakfast
8:00a - 8:30a FCIA Election Candidate Presentations
8:30a - 9:00a FCIA Compartmentation Symposium Summary
9:30a - 9:45a Break
Passive Fire Protection Partners / JM
9:45a - 11:00a

Fire & Smoke Dampers – new UL 555 Testing & Maintenance Panel,
Fire Damper-Assoc., Manufacturer, Contractor SMACNA

11:00a - 11:10a

Specified Technologies, Inc.

11:00a - 12:30p “What a firestopping contractor should expect”
Contractor Quality Programs & Firestopping Inspection Standards. Learn about FCIA, FM & UL, ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393
Panel – Randy Bosscawen, Rob Hlady, Bill McHugh
12:30p - 1:30p

Luncheon Speaker – Dennis Hall, Hall Architects, on Specifying Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation

1:30p – 2:30p

Fire Doors & Maintenance of Openings in Compartmentation DHI’s new inspection program…a model for FCIA.
Kurt Roper, Ingersoll Rand, Representing the Door and Hardware Institute, Jerry Heppes, Executive Director, Door and Hardware Institute

2:30p - 2:45p Break
Sponsored by Thermafiber, Inc.
2:45p – 3:45p Perimeter Fire Protection Update – Mike Pautsch. Superl, Inc. & Jim Shriver, Thermafiber, LLC
3:45p –  5:30p

FCIA Firestop Industry & Effective Compartmentation Trade Show
Open to all FCIA Conference Attendees

6:00p FCIA Annual Awards Reception
7:00p - 10:00p FCIA Annual Awards Dinner -
FCIA Full Conference & Paid Dinner Attendees Only
FCIA Awards & FCIA Presidents Gavel Passing. Sport Jacket Recommended
Fri, Nov 10 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



7:30a - 8:00a FCIA Continental Breakfast, Trade Show
8:00a - 9:00a

Firestopping Project Site Safety Program Jeff Cheek, United Rentals

9:00a - 9:15a Break
9:15a – 10:45a

Hospital Engineering Session Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation
George Mills, JCAHO - Most Common Type 1 Violations Firestopping, Fire Doors, Fire Dampers, Fire Glass

10:45a – 11:00a Break
Sponsored by Tremco, Inc.
11:00a – 12:00p

FCIA Code Consultant Report – Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates and Bill McHugh - What’s happened at ICC & NFPA Hearings,
what’s next for our industry?

12:00p – 12:45p Luncheon & IFC / AFSCC Update
1:00p – 4:00p

Afternoon Sessions   

  • UL Standards Development Program – UL’s STP Process Dan Ryan, Underwriters Laboratory (1:00-2:00)
  • FM 4991 DRI Renewal Testing (1:00-2:30)
  • UL QFC Contractor DRI Exam (1:00-4:00)
Sat, Nov 11 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat




USS Yorktown Tour

Trade Show is Thursday all day, Friday until Noon. Casual Dress for the meetings


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