San Diego Conference 2005

Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show

November 9 - November 11, 2005
Paradise Point Resport & Spa, San Diego, CA
This year's theme, " Effective Compartmentation Comes Alive" will feature seminars on how Firestopping is starting to benefit from Effective Compartmentation, throughout the globe. Our agenda will look like past programs with seminars, trade show and education programs.

Paradise Point Resport & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA
Rates: $155, includes High Speed Internet Access. Check out their brochure for more information about this resort.


  • Presidential Transportation - 800.708.7009 - MENTION SPECIAL FCIA Limo Rate....PRIVATE LIMO's direct to Paradise Point. Chauffer service, meets & greets you in the airport and provides bottled water in cars. $82 each way, max. 3 people per car. (normally $89) Black Lincolns.
  • Taxi - Around $30 - $35 each way.
  • Cloud 9 Shuttle - Contact Cloud 9 at the airport. Fare is about $9 each way from the airport to Paradise Point. This is a van, shuttle type, that may stop at other places.

The Corporate Travel Management Group, Inc. (CTMG) is FCIA's new travel partner and is waiving ticket fees and providing 5 - 10% discounts for FCIA Attendees who fly American Airlines, Discounts apply only to tickets issued by CTMG. If travel is confirmed with CTMG on any carrier other than American, a $25.00 per person ticket fee is charged. Contact info: Diane Fielmann Group Co-Coordinator at Corporate Travel Management Group, 450 E. 22nd St., Lombard, Il. 60148. Phone: (800) 323-3800 or (630) 691-9100 ext-523 for Diane's direct line. Fax: (630) 691-8097


Tue, Nov8 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



9:00a - 4:00p Arrivals & Conference Check in
Dinner on Own
Wed, Nov 9 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



8:00a - 4:00p Conference Registration Open
8:00a - 11:30a FM Prep Session & FM Testing
8:00a - 11:30a FCIA Board Meeting - FCIA Board of Directors Only
8:00a - 12:00p FCIA Perimeter Fire Containment Program
12:30p - 1:15p FCIA Presidents Welcome Luncheon
FCIA President Address

Bob LeClair, FCIA’s 2005 President welcomes FCIA Members to the conference.
1:30p - 2:45p KEYNOTE SPEAKER – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Effective Compartmentation & Firestopping Implications for “regular buildings” from the World Trade Center Study.

Dick Bukowski, NIST – Learn about the new “Leadership in Life-Safety Design”, a new idea in rating buildings for safety Dick presents a program on Total Fire Protection that Asks common sense questions about why firestopping, compartmentation, detection and alarms, and occupant/building owner education are needed for fire protection redundancy in systems…..and how it can be implemented around the world.

Relationships start and renew over lunch. Introduce your spouse/guest to the group, and make plans for fun!

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


  • Code – Report on 2005 ICC Hearings - Plans for Next Code Cycles
  • Marketing – 2005 Results since April, 2006 Plans
  • Accreditation – Firestopping Contractor Quality
  • Technical – 2006 MOP Revisions Plans, UL Standards update
  • Membership – FCIA Insurance, Growth plans
  • Program – 2006 Spring / Fall Topics
  • Education – FCIA Apprenticeship Program Development Report
5:30p - 6:30p BEACH PARTY
Beach Recreation & Refreshments
Thu, Nov 10 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



7:30a - 11:30a FCIA Check In
7:30a - 8:30a FCIA Continental Breakfast
8:30a - 9:00a FCIA Election Candidate Presentations
9:00a - 9:15a Break
9:15a - 10:30a

Firestopping and the new CSI MasterFormat Specs
Dennis Hall, Hall Architects, aka “Southern Fried Architect” Dennis brings updates on CSI’s New MasterFormat Specification Sections for Firestopping & Smokestopping, and adds some good Southern Humor while he’s at it. The MasterFormat 2004 adds several new sections and new work to our industry. It’s coming in specs soon….

10:30a - 12:00p

FCIA Project Profiles – Interesting Problems & Solutions you can’t miss!
Rob Hlady, Affinity Architecture
Tony Gamble, APEX Firestopping
Woody Smith, Chesapeake Firestop Accreditation Update

12:30p - 1:30p

Luncheon Speaker –State of California, Gary Dunger, Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development Office

1:30p - 3:30p

Effective Compartmentation Roundtable Together, we promote Fire and Life Safety

Join the complete Effective Compartmentation Industry in one place. Door & Hardware Institute, Rolling Door Industry, Fire Damper Industry, FCIA, Masonry Industry, FireGlass Industry, Gypsum Industry. Watch a new education presentation you can take with you to promote Effective Compartmentation & Firestopping!

3:30p - 5:00p

FCIA Firestop Industry & Effective Compartmentation Trade Show
Open to all FCIA Conference Attendees, Archtects, Engineers, Code Officials and Fire Marshals for free (registration required, limited availablilty)


FCIA Annual Awards Reception – In Trade Show Area

7:00p - 10:00p FCIA Annual Awards Dinner -
FCIA Full Conference & Paid Dinner Attendees Only
FCIA Honorary Membership Awards FCIA Presidents Gavel Passing - Sport Jacket Recommended
Fri, Nov 11 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



7:30a - 8:00a FCIA Continental Breakfast, Trade Show
8:00a - 8:15a

IFC Presentation
FCIA Wrap up Session – Bob LeClair, FCIA President

8:15 - 11:30p

8:15a – 9:00a
9:15a – 10:00a
10:00a – 10:45a
10:45a – 11:30p

FCIA Firestopping & Effective Compartmentation Industry School

  • Door & Hardware Maintenance – NFPA 80 – Mark Hallgren, DHI President, The Hallgren Co’s.
  • Fire & Smoke Damper Testing & Maintenance – Sam Dardano
  • FCIA Code Consultant Report – Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates
  • FCIA & Firestop Installer Apprentice Program – US Department of Labor
12:15p Leave for FCIA Golf Tournament
Sat, Nov 12 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



  FCIA Optional Program - Watch the website for a Saturday Activity

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


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