The Firestop Contractors International Association is holding their annual Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show – FIC 2015 – November 3-6, 2015 at The Talking Stick Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.
The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is strongly focused on promoting knowledge and awareness of the importance of Life Safety and Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation within the healthcare, education and other building occupancies around the world.
The annual Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show is a four-day event focused on the ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping – proper Design, Installation, Inspection and Maintenance/Management – as well as Education Sessions highlighting other industry specific topics, the Firestop Industry Trade Show, the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams, the Annual Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing, the Annual Awards Luncheon, nightly Networking events, a Spouse Tour and more. This year’s cornerstone event will take place at The Talking Stick Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ and opens Tuesday, November 3, 2015 and wraps up Friday, November 6, 2015.
Education occupancies, Healthcare occupancies, Residential occupancies, Office occupancies and more make matters of Life-Safety in high-occupancy structures a universal concern worldwide. Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation are critical pieces of the building envelope to ensure Life-Safety. By restricting the spread of fire and smoke in buildings, Firestop Systems installed by Specialty Firestop Contractors who practice the ‘DIIM’ of Firestopping improve the reliability of Firestop Systems as a critical component of Effective Compartmentation. One detail missed, one step skipped and the system is voided and the occupancy has the potential for breach.
The Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show is for all Firestop Contractors, Special Inspection Agencies and their Special Inspectors, Firestop Associates, Manufacturers, Manufacturer Reps and Distributors interested in learning more about the newest trends, Code advancements, best practices and more for the Firestop industry.
The Firestop Contractors International Association is a worldwide professional trade association of contractors, manufacturers, consultants, distributors and manufacturer’s representatives dedicated to the installation and maintenance of life safety firestop systems. Through active participation in the FCIA and related forums, members contribute to the advancement of the Firestop and Effective Compartmentation industry, as well as maintain exceptional knowledge of this specialized trade.
For more information, go to http://fcia.org/articles/FIC2015.htm