Toronto Conference 2004

FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference

April 28 - 30, 2004 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The program will bring value to your business through industry leading seminars, active committee meetings and Firestop Industry Forum sessions:

  • "Lessons Learned" from the World Trade Center Disasters, featuring Dr. Gene Corley, investigator in the building collapse. His insightful, analytical message is very powerful.
  • UL & FM Update & DRI Testing - UL, FM speak about our industry testing and qualifications. What's new? What's upcoming? Take the FM 4991 DRI Test for the first time or renew your qualifications.
  • "Partnership for Safer Buildings" - National Association of State Fire Marshal's - NASFM echoes FCIA's call for a balanced approach to Fire and Life Safety. Learn what NASFM is advocating to code writers about Effective Compartmentation and Passive Fire Protection during FCIA's welcome luncheon.
  • FCIA Committee Meetings - FCIA Members make a difference in our industry through contributions and have some fun too.
  • FCIA Golf Outing - Who will win the FCIA Silver Caulk Gun Trophy?

FCIA continues to make a difference in Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation through volunteer, staff and consultant efforts. Be a part of the direction of the industry. Attend the Education and Committee Action Conference.

FCIA Program Committee

  • Bob LeClair - A.F. Underhill, Chair
  • Tom Hottenroth - Firestop Solutions
  • Scott Rankin - Pyro-Stop, LLC
  • Chris Downey, C.L. Downey Construction, Inc.

Conference Registration Information

Fairmont Royal York Hotel,
100 Front St. W (at York Street)
Toronto, Ontario M5JIE3
(866) 823-9330.

Call the hotel today for room reservations: $209 per night (approx.$158 USD). Call 1-800-663-7229 by April 6, 2004 to reserve, mention "FCIA" and book your flight now. Then, FAXBACK the form registering for the meeting and activities. VISA, MasterCard, American Express are accepted for conference payment.


Room assignments are subject to change. Check registration packet for final program locations."
Wed, Apr 28 Wed, 4/28 Thu, 4/29 Fri, 4/30



8:00a - 12:30p FCIA Board Meeting (FCIA Board Only)
8:00a - 3:00p FCIA Registration Table Open
8:15a - 9:00a

FM 4991 DRI Exam Prep

FM DRI Exam Quick Review Session

9:00a - 12:00p FM 4991 DRI Testing
12:15p - 1:45p

FCIA Welcome Luncheon**

Spokesperson - National Association of
State Fire Marshal

2:00p - 5:00p

FCIA Committee Meetings

  • Technical Committee, Mike Dominguez, Chair
  • Education Committee, Bob Patton/Renee Woodruff
  • Program Committee, Bob LeClair, Chair
  • Marketing Committee, Don Murphy, Chair
  • Code Committee, Chair
  • Accreditation Committee, Aedan Gleeson, Chair
  • Standards Subcommittee, Don Sabrsula, Chair
5:30p - 6:30p FCIA Reception
6:30p Dinner On Your Own - Find some friends!
Thu, Apr 29 Wed, 4/28 Thu, 4/29 Fri, 4/30



7:30a - 8:30a

FCIA Continental Breakfast

7:30a - 3:00p FCIA Registration Table Open
8:30a - 9:45a

Bill Koffel - FCIA Code Consultant

FCIA Code 2003 Review IBC, NFPA
& 2004 Code Strategy

9:45a - 10:00a Break

10:00a - 11:15a

Dr. Gene Corley** - "Lessons Learned

World Trade Center...Plus Firestopping, Safety and Security…

11:15a - 11:30a Break and Lunch Service in Meeting Room
11:30a - 1:15p

Industry Testing Updates

  • L Ratings & Smoke Travel, new Grease Duct Testing;
  • Discussion - Security, Mold and Movement of Firestopping;
  • Canadian / US Testing Differences - Rich Walke & Bob Berhinig, UL Northbrook;
  • UL Canada - Emmanuel Sopeju FM 4991 Update - Jeff Gould & Tom McCarty, FM Approvals.
1:30p- 3:30p

FCIA Canada & International Program

Toronto Airport Project follow up from Orlando

5:30p- 6:30p FCIA Reception
6:00p Dinner - on your own
Fri, Apr 30 Wed, 4/28 Thu, 4/29 Fri, 4/30



7:30a - 8:30a

FCIA Continental Breakfast

8:30a - 9:30a

"FCIA Firestop Industry Forum"

Steve Tyler, IFC President & FCIA Board
What's most important for our industry
to do to promote Effective compartmentation for fire and life safety?"

9:30a - 9:45a Break
9:45a - 10:30a

FCIA Education Program - Bob Patton & Bill McHugh

FCIA AIA CES Program - Richard Keeney & Don Murphy, FCIA Marketing Committee

10:45a - 11:45a

FCIA Insurance Industry Education Speaker

How to reduce your premiums through Quality Programs


FCIA Sendoff Session - Ray Usher, FCIA President

FCIA Committee Meeting Results & Wrap-ups

12:00p Bus leaves for FCIA Golf Outing Hotel Lobby
1:00p FCIA Golf Outing

FCIA Golf Tournament Royal Woodbine Golf Course, $110US/golfer, Club Rental, $35, reserved in advance. Transportation included to and from the hotel. 10 Minutes from Pearson Int'l. Airport. This course will test your accuracy...but is fair to all! Rumor is that Molson's Brewery, located close to the course, has pipelines to the tees.

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