FCIA’s Board of Directors met in Portland, Maine, and looked ahead to the future of the association and industry. The board, comprised of specialty firestop installation contractors from around North America, approached the discussions with one common goal: having FCIA members be recognized as the industry experts in the field of passive fire and smoke protection systems.

The board approved several new committee members, individuals taking action to be part of the FCIA story, and discussed the various committee actions and activities, including approving opening participation on the Code, Standards, Accreditation and Education Committees to all interested voting members.

Among the other items discussed were the recent legislation in Washington (and possibly also Nevada) regarding worker certification requirements, additional programs and courses for the FCIA Education Program, the recent ductile iron pipe and product compatibility statement, the FM and UL-ULC Accreditation Programs, membership, marketing, codes and standards. They even held a strategic planning session to discuss the next five years, 10 years and farther.