Orlando Conference 2003

Firestop Industry Conference

November 12 - November 15, 2003
Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL
The Program Committee has been assembling quite a program for this outstanding meeting including an expanded "industry trade show". Trade Show is on Thursday all day, and Friday Morning. Dress code is casual for the meetings.

Conference Registration Information

Disney's Contemporary Resort
4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Telephone: (407) 824-1000
Fax: (407) 824-3539
Reservations: Call (407) 824-3869 by Oct.21 to receive the $165/night rate, mention "FCIA". Specially-priced Disney PARK HOPPER(r) Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets (11% off) are available in addition to special Convention Attendee programs.
Transportation: Mears Transportation can take you from the Airport to Disney for $16/person one way, or $28 Round Trip. Call (407) 423-5566 for reservations.

FCIA FAXBACK Form: Don't forget to register for the conference using this official form. If registered & paid by Oct. 21, 2003 the costs are $425 (FCIA members), $525 (non members). After Oct. 21, $450 per person (FCIA members), $550 per person (non members).

If you are a Guest, please use one of the following forms to register:

FCIA Trade Show Forms: There are only 20 Tabletop Displays available. Click here to download "FAXBACK" forms for the Firestop Industry Conference "Trade Show".


Room assignments are subject to change. Check registration packet for final program locations."
Wed, Nov. 12 Wed, 11/12 Thu, 11/13 Fri, 11/14 Sat, 11/15



8:00a FCIA Registration - (West Lobby Registration Desk)
Coffee Sponsored by Tremco, Inc. - Fire Protection Systems Group
8:00a - 12:00p FCIA Board of Directors Meeting - FCIA Board Members Only
8:00a - 9:00p FM DRI Test Review - DRI Candidates - (Fantasia K/L)
9:00a - 12:00p FM DRI Testing - (Fantasia K/L )
12:00p - 1:30p FCIA Member Luncheon & Social - Meet FCIA's Current Board & Board Candidates; Committee Chair info; (Porte Cochiere, Outside)
FCIA President's Remarks (Grand Republic Room if it's raining)
1:45p - 2:15p FM 4991 Update, Jeff Gould - FM Approvals & FCIA Accreditation; Blase Reardon, A.F. Underhill, Inc. (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P)
2:15p - 2:30p Break
2:30p - 3:30p Code Updates - "FCIA, IFC, AFSCC and other industry efforts for Passive Fire & Life Safety Protection in Codes" FCIA / IFC /AFSCC Representatives; Led by Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P/Q)
3:30p - 4:15p FCIA Elections & Voting - FCIA Board Candidate Presentations, FCIA Voting Contractor Members Vote
4:30p - 5:30p

FCIA Committee Meetings

  • Accreditation (Pastoral 1)
  • Code (Pastoral 2)
  • Education (Fantasia N/P/Q)
  • Marketing (Olympus A)
  • Program (Informal Meeting)
  • Technical (Pastoral 3)
6:00p - 7:00p FCIA Cocktail Reception (Contemporary Resort Marina, Grand Republic Room if it is raining)
7:00p Dinner on your own
Thu, Nov. 13 Wed, 11/12 Thu, 11/13 Fri, 11/14 Sat, 11/15



7:00a Registration (West Registration)
7:00a - 8:00a

FCIA Continental Breakfast (Fantasia K/L & West Rotunda)

8:00a - 9:30a FCIA General Session - Firestop "Location" Standards Development, Toronto Airport Project Report; Richard Smits Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects, Chicago, IL (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P)
9:30a - 9:45a Break - Sponsored by RectorSeal, Inc.
9:45a - 12:00p Firestopping from an Owners Perspective - Carl Lawson, PWI Engineering, Inc., Bill Munyan, Freeman White Architects
12:00 p - 1:15p FCIA "Walkaround" Luncheon (Porte Cochiere & Trade Show Area)
1:00p FCIA Election Balloting Closes
1:30p - 2:45p The Pentagon Renovation - Eben Hamilton, Hensel Phelps Construction & PENREN - The Pentagon Renovations Team (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P/Q)
2:45p - 3:00p Break - Sponsored by Specified Technologies, Inc.
3:00p - 4:30p "US Building Codes - Compare and Contrast" - Ray Bizal, NFPA; Kelly
Reynolds, Code Consultant; Disney's "Reedy Creek Code" Passive Fire Protection at Disney Properties, Orlando.
5:00p - 7:00p FCIA Trade Show & Reception - FCIA Firestop Contractors, Building Code
Officials, Local Architects (Fantasia K/L & West Rotunda)
7:30p FCIA Membership Dinner - (Sport Coat Recommended) - Pass the President's Gavel, FCIA Awards (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P/Q)
Fri, Nov. 14 Wed, 11/12 Thu, 11/13 Fri, 11/14 Sat, 11/15



7:00a - 8:00a

FCIA Continental Breakfast - (Fantasia K/L & West Rotunda)

8:00a - 8:10a FCIA Closing Session - Bob LeClair, Chris Downey, Tom Hottenroth, Program Chairs (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P/Q)
8:10a - 9:30a

"Homeland Security Does affect firestopping and how we do business" - What's required now from our firms regarding personnel information when working in schools, hospitals, industrial complexes. How does security affect fire protection systems? David Gergesz, Gage Babcock & Associates (Fantasia Ballroom M/N/P/Q)

9:30a - 9:45a Break

9:45a - 12:45a

9:45a - 10:25a
10:30a - 11:10a
11:15a - 11:55a
12:00p - 12:40p

FCIA Business Development Seminars - 40 minutes each, repeated, 4 times, 5 minute passing period

  • Perimeter Fire, Moisture & Vapor Containment, New UL/OPL Test Standard - "Multi Story Interstitial Floor Test; Ray Usher, SUPERL, Inc. & Jim Shriver, Thermafiber, LLC (Fantasia A)
  • Fire Rated Expansion Joints - A New Opportunity; Scott Rankin, Pyro-Stop, LLC (Fantasia B)
  • How to Prepare your firm for FM 4991; Bob LeClair, A.F. Underhill, Inc. (Fantasia C)
  • Firestopping Equipment Hands-on Demos; Mark Schneider, Albion Engineering Co.,
    Bill Meeks, Graco, Inc. (Fantasia D/E)
12:40p Adjourn - Enjoy Disney's Magical Parks!!
Sat, Nov. 15 Wed, 11/12 Thu, 11/13 Fri, 11/14 Sat, 11/15




FCIA Coffee Meeting & Continental Breakfast (Fantasia L/K)

7:30a FCIA Golf Outing - "Disney's Palm Course"
(Bus Leaves from West Rotunda)

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