ECA '21, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Hybrid Conference, opens tomorrow, May 11, at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

FCIA President’s Welcome & Association Comments

Ben Urcavich, FCIA 2020-21 President | Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Keynote Session: Four Critical Decisions

Kenn Kington

With his work, Kenn has met and worked with some of the most successful people in every walk of life. This has been an unexpected education. Working with and around these leaders, he noticed some common threads. It wasn’t talent or ability or even opportunity that generated their achievements. In conversations, he would ask simple questions, and the answers from these amazing people were stunning. They always had a story and a simple commonality: they not only found success in their profession but an uncommon balance in life and overcoming everyday challenges. He also noticed two wonderful things. These successful people made decisions that the average person simply does not make, decisions which fell into four basic categories. Further, when applied, these decisions work every time!

Discover the Four Critical Decisions successful people make and begin experiencing the balance and fulfillment life was meant to be.


2:30 pm - 3:15 pm CDT

Partnership Program Updates

  • FM 4991 Approved Contractor Program | Daniel Boardman, FM Approvals
  • UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program | Ruben Sandoval, UL LLC
  • IAS AC 291 Company Accreditation | Bill McHugh, FCIA 

FCIA collaborated with FM & UL to develop and supports - both the FM 4991 Approved and the UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs that result in an accredited Firestop Contractor Company. FCIA also collaborated with IAS to build the firestopping section in the IAS AC 291 Accreditation Criteria specifically for Firestop Inspection Agency Companies. This session will look at program updates and initiatives for each.


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT (Two 45-minute sessions) 

FCIA Committee Reports & Committee Action Roundtable Sessions (All FCIA Members welcome) 

Visit with FCIA Committees and Members for two sessions of interactive FCIA Committee Roundtable meetings. Meet the Committee members, hear about current and future Committee work, and find the Committee that best suits your talents!

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Program Committee · Education Committee · Accreditation Committee

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Inspection Committee · Marketing & Membership Committees · Codes & Standards Committees