St Thomas Conference 2004

Firestop Industry Conference & 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

November 10 - November 12, 2004
Frenchman's Reef Hotel, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
This year's theme, "International Effective Compartmentation" will feature seminars on how Firestopping fits into the bigger picture of Effective Compartmentation, throughout the globe. Our agenda will look like past programs with seminars, trade show and education programs. Look for a great educational program ... and celebration of FCIA's 5th Anniversary.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort
5 Estate Bakkeroe
St. Thomas, 00801, US Virgin Islands
Phone: (800) 223-6388
Rooms: Water View rooms have been requested for FCIA attendees, at the rate of $175/night ($53/night discount). But you need to complete the hotel reservation form and fax it back to the hotel at (340) 715-6191 before October 1, 2004 to receive this special rate.

Frenchman's Reef overlooks Charlotte Amalie, the harbor to St. Thomas and is very convenient to the downtown shopping and restaurant district. Since November is a very busy time in St. Thomas, reserve your rooms now.

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, St. Thomas' major carrier. 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

St. Thomas is a US Territory, so no passports are required for US Citizens and your cell phones will work fine.


Room assignments are subject to change, correct as of 9/22/04. Check registration packet for final program locations."
Tue/Wed, Nov 9/10 Wed, 11/10 Thu, 11/11 Fri, 11/12



  Arrivals & Hotel Check In - Rates good 4 days prior and 4 days after conference
Wed, Nov 10 Wed, 11/10 Thu, 11/11 Fri, 11/12



8:00a - 1:30p

FCIA Check In at Foyer

8:00a - 12:30p FCIA Board Meeting (FCIA Board of Directors Only)
1:00p - 2:45p FCIA Presidents Report
Firestopping Worldwide
UL Restructuring - Monica Keeler, UL
(includes Lunch)
2:45p - 3:00p Break (Sponsored)
3:00p - 4:00p FCIA Seminar
Project Profile & Industry Discussion
4:15p - 5:30p

FCIA Committee Meetings
On Beach, By the pool etc


7:00p Dinner on your own
Thu, Nov 11 Wed, 11/10 Thu, 11/11 Fri, 11/12



7:30a FCIA Check-In
7:30a - 8:30a

FCIA Continental Breakfast (Sponsored), Trade Show

8:30a - 10:15a

Effective Compartmentation Seminar - Business Opportunities

  • New International Fire Code Maintenance Requirements - Scott Rankin, Pyro-Stop, LLC
  • Compartmentation - Rated Wall Assemblies
  • UL - Resistance Ratings - Dampers, Firestops, Doors, Hardware, L (Whole wall, outlet boxes) & W (Water) Ratings - Rich Walke, UL
10:15a - 10:30a Break (Sponsored)
10:30a - 11:45a Grease Duct Education Program - International Firestop Council
11:45a - 12:00p FCIA Election Candidate Presentations
12:00p Free time - Shop, Snorkel, Tour
6:00p FCIA 5 Year Gala Anniversary Reception

FCIA 5 Year Gala Anniversary Dinner - (Sport Coat Recommended)

  • FCIA Charter Member Recognition
  • FCIA Awards
  • Pass the FCIA Presidents Gavel Passing
Fri, Nov 12 Wed, 11/10 Thu, 11/11 Fri, 11/12



7:30a - 8:00a FCIA Continental Breakfast, Trade Show
8:00a - 8:45a FCIA & Effective Compartmentation Code Update
Industry Issues Discussion
8:45a - 9:00a Break
9:00a - 10:30a
10:40a - 12:00p

3 Seminars, 1 hr., 20 mins. long, 10 minute passing period. Choose 2 Seminars

Perimeter Fire Containment - Ray Usher & Jim Shriver

FCIA Firestopping AIA CEU Education Training - Technical / Education Committee - Richard Keeney and Bill McHugh

FCIA FM 4991 University Contractor Training - Aedan Gleeson, DRI & Tom Hottenroth, DRI

12:15p Leave for FCIA Golf and Fishing Tournament Golf at Mahogany Run Golf Course, St. Thomas, USVI Fishing abord the local favorite vessel
Sat, Nov 13 Wed, 11/10 Thu, 11/11 Fri, 11/12



8:00a - 1:00p FCIA Optional Sail / Snorkel Outing to Buck Island, St. Thomas, USVI

Casual Dress for the meetings


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