Las Vegas Conference 2005

FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference

April 27 - 29, 2005 at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. The program will bring value to your business through industry leading seminars, active committee meetings and Firestop Industry Forum sessions.

Conference Registration Information

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-1111
(800) 929-1111
Fax: (702) 891-1030


Registration: The FCIA 2005 ECA Conference, returns to the 1999 site, the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

Hotel Room Rates per night are: $119 -Tuesday, Wednesday, $149-Thursday, $209 per night-Friday. Reservations -Call 800-929-1111 and identify that you're with the Firestop Contractors International Association or “fci006”. Reservations must be made by March 30, 2005 to get the group rate.

For Air Travel, call CTMG - 800.323.3800 - FCIA's Travel Partner. Dianne Meyer-Fielmann's extention is x523. The best ground Transportation is local taxi to MGM. And, you will want to fly out late Friday as FCIA’s Golf Tournament for the Traveling "Firestop Bulk Gun" Trophy kicks off at the Revere Golf Club, Concord Course, Friday afternoon.

Agenda (as of 3/29/05, locations in brackets)

Tue, Apr 27 Tue, 4/26 Wed, 4/27 Thu, 4/28 Fri, 4/29



8:00a - 12:00p IFC Grease Duct Committee - Industry Forum
[101 South]
1:00p - 6:00p IFC Code Action Committee
[102 South]
Wed, Apr 27 Tue, 4/26 Wed, 4/27 Thu, 4/28 Fri, 4/29



8:00a - 12:30p FCIA Board Meeting (FCIA Board Only)
[210 Vista]
8:00a - 3:00p FCIA Registration
[Vista Foyer]
8:15a - 9:00a

FM 4991 DRI Review - Jeff Gould
(DRI Candidates)
[208-209 Vista]

9:00a - 12:00p FM 4991 DRI Testing
[208-209 Vista]
8:30a - 10:30a IFC Code Action Committee Meeting
10:30a - 12:00p IFC Grease Duct Committee Meeting
12:15p - 1:45p

FCIA Welcome Luncheon

  • Bob LeClair, FCIA President ~ Steve Tyler, IFC President
  • Fire Protection in Nevada ~ Panel of Local Industry Leaders
  • Michael Gentille-Schirmer Engineering; Jim Geurin-Clark County

[208-209 Vista]

2:00p - 3:00p FCIA / IFC Joint Committee Meetings:
FCIA Committee Chair Panel Report & Discussion
3:00p - 5:00p

FCIA / IFC Joint Committee Meetings:

  • Technical Committee - Mike Dominguez
  • FCIA & IFC Education & Marketing Committees - Phil Zanghi, Don Murphy
  • Program Committee - Scott Rankin
  • Membership Committee - Alan Rams
  • Accreditation Committee - Aedan Gleeson
  • Standards Subcommittee - Don Sabrsula & Randy Bosscawen
  • FCIA & IFC Code Committees - Ray Usher, John Valiulis

All committee meetings are open to FCIA/IFC Members

5:00p - 6:00p FCIA Cocktail Reception, Immediately following
[206-207 Vista]
6:00p Dinner on Your Own, find some friends!
Thu, Apr 28 Tue, 4/26 Wed, 4/27 Thu, 4/28 Fri, 4/29



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast
[Foyer- 201 S. Concourse]

7:30a - 3:00p Registration Open
[Foyer- 201 S. Concourse]
8:30a - 8:35a FCIA Presidents Welcome
[201 S. Concourse]
8:35a - 9:00a

FCIA Specialty Firestop Contractor Concept Update

Aedan Gleeson, FCIA & Jeff Gould, FM Approvals

"The Firestopping Quality Process" - Specs, Codes, Insurance, Education - "Tested and Listed Systems, FCIA Member Contractors, FM 4991, ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393 Inspection, FCIA Member Maintenance Programs is the Firestopping Quality Process,
Specs, Codes, Education, Insurance
[201 S. Concourse]

9:00a - 10:15a

UL Update - "L" Rating & "W" Ratings
Rich Walke, UL
Join this discussion about how the industry can promote life safety through smoke protection….while protecting property and continuity of operations against smoke and water penetration.
[201 S. Concourse]

10:15a - 10:30a


10:30a - 11:30a

IFC / FCIA Code Panel Presentations & Q/A Tony Crimi, IFC Code Consultant; John Valiulis, HILTI; Richard Licht; IFC Code Committee; Ray Usher & Bill McHugh, FCIA
Codes are an important part of the Fire and Life Safety equation. Learn more about how FCIA and IFC have worked together over many years in code activities.
[201 S. Concourse]

11:15a - 11:30a Break & Lunch Service
[201 S. Concourse]
11:30a - 1:00p

FCIA Manufacturer Presentations 10 mins. each.
FCIA / IFC Member Manufacturers Present "What's Hot" from their perspective. All Manufacturers, Contractors and Associates are welcome.
[201 S. Concourse]

1:00p - 1:15p Break
1:15p - 2:30p

FCIA Marketing Tools
New Construction and Maintenance are opportunities for FCIA Members. FCIA Marketing tools can help make you the Effective Compartmentation and Firestopping Leader in your market. Market your firm with tools from FCIA.

AIA CEU Program Qualification Seminar
Learn how to present FCIA's AIA CEU Approved Education Program to Architects, and give them CEU's from FCIA.
All FCIA Members welcome.
Don Murphy, Scott Rankin & Bill McHugh
[201 S. Concourse]

2:30p - 2:45p Break
3:00p - 4:00p

Karen Layng, Esq. Vedder Price, & Bill Munyan,
AIA, CSI, Freeman White Architects - Legal Perspectives on Effective Compartmentation and Firestopping for The Construction Team
Firestopping Contractors, Building Owners, General Contractors, Architects have legal issues to wrestle in their roles. Karen & Bill unravel these mysteries of the industry.

4:00p - 5:00p FCIA Education and Committee Action
[206-207 Vista]

Conference Reception Immediately Following

Dinner On Your Own

Fri, Apr 29 Tue, 4/26 Wed, 4/27Thu, 4/28 Fri, 4/29



6:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast
[Foyer -201 S. Concourse]

7:00a - 9:00a IFC General Membership Meeting
Code Action, Education & Marketing Committee Reports
[202 S. Concourse]
8:30a - 9:00a

Effective Compartmentation & the Fire Fighters Perspective - Sean DeCrane, Cleveland Fire Dept - International Association of Firefighters - Sean brings a perspective to effective compartmentation and firestopping that FCIA Members may not recognize…inside a burning building.

9:00a - 11:30a IFC Voting Membership Meeting - Manufacturer Members Only Financial Review, Membership Review, Committee Actions
9:00a - 10:00a

Partnership for Safer Buildings Update
Bert Polk, National Association of State Fire Marshals
The Partnership for Safer Buildings initiatives for Effective Compartmentation and Firestopping, Detection and Alarms, Sprinklers and Building Occupant / Manager Safety & Maintenance, plus occupant Education means safer buildings
[201 S. Concourse]

10:00a - 10:15a Break
10:15a - 11:30a The Future of Effective Compartmentation Firestopping and Structural Protection, Sprinklers, Alarms and Detection and Education - Total Fire Protection Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates, FCIA Code Consultant, Past President, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
What is the future of Fire Protection? How do we fit in?
[201 S. Concourse]

Conference Conclusion Comments
Bob LeClair, FCIA President
Steve Tyler, IFC President

[201 S. Concourse ]

12:00p Leave for FCIA Golf Outing
[MGM Lobby]
1:00p FCIA Golf Outing & Tournament
[Revere Golf Club]

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