FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show 2008

Omni LaMansión del Rio, San Antonio, TX

November 4 - November 7, 2008

The agenda promises excellent programs with seminars, trade show, some fun, relationship building, and golf. Here's what you need to do now to get involved!

  • Print out the conference brochure or the agenda
  • Register!
  • Get yourself recognized as a sponsor for a break(s), golf, or lunches
  • Interested in being a Trade Show Exhibitor? Download Trade Show Exhibitor Contract.
  • Find out where we are going to play golf, how to register and how to sponsor the outing.

Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: 210-518-1000

Located in the heart of downtown, along the banks of the historic San Antonio Riverwalk, history comes alive at the acclaimed Omni La Mansión del Rio. FCIA negotiated rate is $179 per night.


Tue, Nov4 Tue Wed Thu Fri


Event - NOTE: Event times move around until Final Agenda Issued in late October

12:00p Conference Registration - El Cabildo
1:00p - 2:45p DRI Education & Review
3:00p – 6:30p FM & UL DRI Exams - Iberian Ballroom - A
3:00p – 6:30p

Quality Manual Development Seminar - Iberian Ballroom - B

Free to FCIA Members – (Non Members - $350 Extra Fee)

Wed, Nov 5 Tue Wed Thu Fri



7:30a - 4:00p Conference Registration Open
(Coffee, Great Cont'l. Breakfast)
8:30a – 9:15a

FCIA Presidents Welcome -
FM 4991 Update – Jeff Gould
UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Program Update – Betsy Titus & Gary Knef

Trade Show Open All Day - Iberian Ballroom

9:15a – 9:30a Break
Sponsored by HILTI, Inc.
9:30a – 10:15a

FCIA 2008 Report - Accreditation, Code, Standards,Technical, Program, Marketing, Legislative, Membership

10:15a – 10:30a Break
Sponsored by Thermafiber, Inc.
10:30a – 11:00a

International Firestop Council Update                   

11:00a - 11:30a Board of Director Candidate Presentations

11:45a - 1:30p


11:45a - 6:30p

Luncheon for FCIA Members, Guests

Lunch Sponsor -3M Fire Protection Products

Ray Usher Memorial Golf Tournament at the Quarry Golf Course - Bus Leaves at 11:45am Box Lunch served at the course. 

6:30p – 7:30p FCIA Welcome Reception & Golf Awards Veramendi Ballroom
Thu, Nov 6 Tue Wed Thu Fri



7:30a - 8:30a FCIA Continental Breakfast
8:30a – 9:30a

NEW FCIA Member Firestopping Business Insurance Program

Readington Burke Agency

Iberian Ballroom all Day

9:30a – 9:45a

Sponsored by Specified Technologies, Inc.

9:45a – 10:30a NEW FCIA OPPORTUNITY - Photoluminescent Marking Requirements for Building Stairwells

Manny Muniz, ret. CA State Fire Marshals Office, Photolumenescent Safety Association
10:30a – 10:45a Break
Sponsored by 3M Fire Protection Products
10:45a – 12:15p

Terrorism Resistant Buildings, ICC 2009 Code Gary Lewis, ICC TRB Chair, City of Summit, NJ

12:15p - 1:00p

Working Luncheon
Committee Introductions
Extended FCIA Code Report, 2007-2008 Cycle

Sponsored by Specified Technologies, Inc.

1:00p – 2:00p

Fire Resistance Duct Wrapping for Life Safety – International Mechanical Code Changes
Brandon Courdts, 3M Fire Protection Products

2:00p – 2:15p Break
Sponsored by Nelson Firestop Products
2:15p – 4:15

Firestop Systems Documentation...Bidder & Designer -- What's it matter?

What kind of liability do you have as a contractor, manufacturer, distributor, manufacturers representative in the Firestopping Industry?  Evaluate this mock trial for your own business policy decisions.  Don't miss this Legal Session!

4:15p – 5:30p

FCIA Exhibitor 2 minute                            'Executive Summary Presentations'

FCIA Firestop Industry & Effective Compartmentation Trade Show

6:00p -  7:00p FCIA Annual Awards Reception - Veramendi
7:00p – 10:00p FCIA Annual Awards Dinner -               Conference & Paid Dinner Attendees Only    FCIA Awards & FCIA Presidential Transition
Sport Jacket Recommended
Fri, Nov 7 Tue Wed Thu Fri



7:30a - 8:30a FCIA Continental Breakfast -                      Trade Show Area Open
8:30a – 9:00a Firestopping Hand Tools - Paul Bueter, Albion Engineering Co.
9:00a – 9:15a Break
9:15– 10:45a Healthcare Updates - Firestopping & Compartmentation Inspection, & "The Life of a Healthcare Facility Manager"
11:00a - 2:45 Optional Firestop Systems Testing Tour     Intertek Laboratories – (formerly Omega Point ) Busses leave at 11am, return by about 2:45pm.

FCIA Trade Show is open mornings, Thursday & Friday          

Casual Dress for the meeting - It's warm in Texas!


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