FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2008

The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle, WA

April 29-May 2, 2008

Hear new developments in the FCIA Accreditation & Apprenticeship Programs, Code Development, and join in FCIA Committee Meetings and hear new developments that can make a difference in your business. 

The shimmering city is behind you, beautiful Elliott Bay right at your feet. The Edgewater Hotel is Seattle’s only waterfront hotel, with dramatic views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the downtown skyline, and a location right on Pier 67 at the city’s dynamic doorstep.



Agenda (as of 4/21/08)

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Tue, Apr 29 Tue, 4/29 Wed, 4/30 Thu, 5/1 Fri, 5/2



1:30p - 4:00p

FCIA Quality Management System Education
Bill McHugh & Betsy Titus, UL

Wed, Apr 30 Tue, 4/29 Wed, 4/30 Thu, 5/1 Fri, 5/2



7:30a - 4:00p

FCIA Registration, Coffee & Pastries

7:30a – 12:00p

FCIA / UL DRI Education and Testing

7:30a – 12:00p FCIA / FM DRI Education and Testing
8:00a – 12:00p

UL Standards Technical Panel
Study Group Meetings – Exposure, Movement, Labeling

9:45a – 10:00a

BREAK SPONSORED BY Specified Technologies, Inc.

11:30a – 12:00p Lunch Service – Greet old friends, meet new friends
12:00p – 1:45p

FCIA Presidents Welcome & Update ‘Focus on the Future
Tom Hottenroth & Bill Hoos

1:45p – 2:00p

BREAK – SPONSORED BY 3M Fire Protection Products, Inc.

2:00p – 2:30p

FM, UL & ASTM Inspection Programs
Betsy Titus, UL; Jeff Gould, FM

2:30p – 2:45p BREAK – SPONSORED BY HILTI, Inc.
2:45p – 4:30p

FCIA Committee Action Sessions
Committee Chair Invitations

  • Accreditation – Aedan Gleeson
  • Apprenticeship – Bob Hasting
  • Code – Bob LeClair
  • Education – Meets with Technical
  • Marketing – Don Murphy
  • Membership - Bill Hoos
  • Program – Scott Rankin
  • Technical – Mike Dominguez
  • Standards – Randy Bosscawen
4:30p – 5:30p FCIA Welcome Reception
Thu, May 1 Tue, 4/29 Wed, 4/30 Thu, 5/1 Fri, 5/2



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast

7:30a - 3:00p

Registration Open

9:45a - 2:30p Spouse Program
8:30a – 10:00a

Firestop Systems Education- Perimeter Fire Containment Systems
Fire, Moisture, Thermal Protection as a System
Mike Pautsch, Superl, Inc. ~ Jim Shriver, Thermafiber, Inc.

10:00a – 10:15a BREAK SPONSORED BY Thermafiber, Inc.
10:15a – 11:45a FCIA Education Session – What happened at ICC and NFPA Codes for Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation
Bill Koffel, Koffel Assoc., FCIA Code Consultant & Bill McHugh , FCIA
11:45a – 12:00p BREAK - SPONSORED BY - Specified Technologies, Inc.
12:00p – 1:00p Break & Box Lunch Service
Luncheon Speaker
1:00p – 2:30p

Firestopping and LEED – How Green are we?
Chris Chatto, CSI, LEED AP, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
Don Newman, CSI, CCS, AIA, LEED AP, rightspec

2:30p – 2:45p BREAK SPONSORED BY 3M Fire Protection Products, Inc.
2:15p – 3:45p Panel – Enforcement of Specifications…
Why does what gets spec’d not get built?
Architect, Owners Rep, General Contractor, Building Official.
5:30p – 6:30p FCIA Reception
Fri, May 2 Tue, 4/29 Wed, 4/30 Thu, 5/1 Fri, 5/2



7:30a - 8:30a

Continental Breakfast

8:30a –10:00a

Special Occupancy Focus - Hospitals
How do Firestop / Containment Firms work in Hospital Environments. What’s required, what are clients looking for?

Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates, Consultant to American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)

10:00a – 10:15a BREAK - Sponsored by Nelson Firestop Products
10:15a – 11:15a FCIA Education Programs - Be the Leader!
FCIA AIA CES Appoved Programs Session We’re as successful nationally as we are locally. Learn about FCIA Programs you can present!
11:15a – 11:30a

Conference Wrap-up
BREAK Sponsored by UNIFRAX

Enjoy Seattle!

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