Join Unique Fire Stop’s Mike Tobias at Build Expo Dallas

BuildExpoLogoFlag-smallJoin Unique Fire Stop Product’s CEO Mike Tobias on March 9-10, 2016 at Build Expo Dallas, one of the region’s biggest building and construction industry trade shows, as he presents two special education sessions for data cabling professionals around the topic of firestopping cable penetrations.

How to Fire Stop Cable Penetrations
Wednesday, March 9: 9:30 – 11am

Mike will demonstrate the simplicity of our Retrofit Split Sleeve System for cable penetration violations and show off our full line of fire stop products for new cable installations. If you need to fire stop cabling or wires in fire-rated barriers, we have a system for it. If we don’t have it in stock or in the size or configuration you need, we will custom manufacture it and ship it to you within 24 hours. Come learn more about our UNIQUE firestop solutions.

Fire Stop Cabling Certification Training
Thursday, March 10: 9:30 – 11am

Mike will be offering free Certification Training to Build Expo attendees who wish to become experts in fire stopping cable penetrations. This will be the same course we teach IAEI (Inspectors). You will receive a Registered Certificate in your name and will qualify for Contractor Pricing if you can pass with a 100% score.

In order to take this session, attendees will need to bring a laptop or tablet. We’ll be watching a short video and taking the fire stop certification test online.

Build Expo Dallas is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Morning sessions start at 9:30, Keynotes begin at 1pm.  The Expo is FREE to attend and all educational sessions are complimentary, but seating is limited; register now to ensure a seat.

Can’t make either of these sessions? Stop by our booth (422) and say hello.

Floor Plan Build Expo Dallas 2016

Mike Tobias Talks Automotive Firestops in February’s Shop Mag

Mike Tobias, owner of Unique Fire Stop Products, was quoted in a piece appearing in this month’s The Shop, a car magazine for performance, restyling and customization professionals.

Fire stopping for race cars | Unique Fire Stop Products

Read the entire article in the current issue (use the navigation tool to jump to pages 31-32).

Mike Tobias, Sr., CEO of Unique Firestop Products to Speak at 2015 Critical Facilities Summit

Critical Facilities Summit 2015

Mike Tobias, CEO of UNIQUE Firestop Products will be speaking on October 7, 2015.

October 07, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Room: 207C

CEU: 0.1  Audience: Intermediate

About the Speaker

Mike Tobias Sr. started cabling for computers in 1983 when coaxial cable carried network data. Along the way, Mike encountered the same kinds of firewall issues cable installers face today and out of sheer desperation for something that worked, he began to invent firestop products. Two of his original inventions, the Smooth Firestop Sleeve and the Split Sleeve Firestop System were issued patents and became the prototypes for most of the competitive firestop sleeves on the market today.

Firestopping by the Numbers

Professionals in the ITS industry (designers, specifiers, installers, etc.) must know more than firestopping theory for very good reasons. If a mission-critical building experiences a fire resulting in loss of life or property, the facility professionals involved in firestopping design or installation may be liable. This session outlines a six-step process developed from hundreds of projects and meetings with architects, designers, engineers, inspectors, installers, and project managers that avoids issues and establishes a standard operating procedure for selecting and installing firestop systems from a wide array of manufacturers and systems.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to select, acquire and plan system installations
2. Understand how to establish hourly wall ratings
3. Analyze the role of Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
4. Examine how to digitally document a firestop system

October 07, 2015
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Presented by:
Mike Tobias, Sr.
UNIQUE Fire Stop Products
Room: 207C

CEU: 0.1

Audience: Intermediate

Plan to Attend the 3rd Annual Critical Facilities Summit in Charlotte, NC

Critical Facilities Summit 2015

Mike Tobias, CEO of UNIQUE Firestop Products will be speaking on October 7, 2015.


October 5-7, 2015

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St,
Charlotte, NC 28202



The third annual Critical Facilities Summit is unlike any other mission critical event. The 2 ½ day event is designed for senior-level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of data centers, labs, hospitals, financials, telecoms, colleges/universities, utilities and other mission critical facilities. Also see the website for the Critical Facilities Summit 2015 for more information and to register.

In 2014, more than 600 mission critical professionals attended the Critical Facilities Summit, including such titles as: VP – data center design/operations, IT facilities manager, critical environments manager, director of data center facilities, VP of technology, enterprise facilities manager, facilities engineer, manager of property services – critical facilities, mission critical strategy manager, director – mechanical engineering, senior director of technology, director of data center operations, critical infrastructure manager, VP – data center operations and engineering and many more.

Critical Facilities Summit offers the most comprehensive conference schedule in the industry with more than 35 CEU-accredited seminars that provide a deep dive into the facility management side of not just data centers, but also labs, hospitals, financial institutions, communications firms, educational institutions, online retailers and all mission critical buildings. Critical Facilities Summit covers a wide range of subjects and topics in six educational tracks: Designing and Building Mission Critical; Operations and Maintenance Strategies; Energy, Sustainability and Cost Control; Best Practices, Codes & Certifications; In Case of Emergency; Project Spotlights.

Critical Facilities is the only place to see new products, services and solutions from more than 120 top suppliers for the mission critical environment. The size and intimate setting of the exhibit hall gives you ample time to meet and build rapport with vendors to gain a complete understanding of their offerings. No other event offers you one-on-one networking opportunities in an uninterrupted, intimate setting.

Workshops and General Sessions are included with Critical Facilities Summit conference registrations.

October 5th:

“The Disaster Experience: A Critical Facilities Workshop”
October 5th:

“Aligning the C-Suite Perspective with the Critical Facility Mission”
October 7th:

“I Beg to Differ: Opposing Views on Data Center Facility Management”
The Critical Facilities Summit is unlike any other mission critical event. You have your choice of 35+ conference sessions presented by leaders in mission critical facilities design, operations and management. You have the opportunity to customize your own education to fit your interests and needs. CEUs can be applied toward a variety of designations and licenses upon completion of an online assessment once Critical Facilities Summit has concluded. Daily entry to the exhibit hall features more than 120 suppliers, consultants and solutions providers with the latest in products, services and solutions. Tuesday and Wednesday offer the chance to win $500 in the daily drawing. Experience a sneak peek at the exhibits on Monday during the grand opening and reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Critical Facilities Summit offers numerous peer-to-peer networking opportunities, complimentary continental breakfast prior to the start of education sessions and lunch in the exhibit hall on Tuesday and Wednesday. At the end of the Critical Facilities Summit, all attendees receive a flash drive which includes the conference proceedings.

October 5-7, 2015

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St,
Charlotte, NC 28202

Monday, October 5 | Noon to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7 | 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Monday, October 5 | Noon to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 6 | 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7 | 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Monday, October 5 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 6 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Monday, October 5 | 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7 | 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Monday, October 5 | Noon to 2:15 PM

Critical Facilities Summit attendees are encouraged to register online to save time and money. As part of our effort to provide attendees with opportunities to receive the best price possible, register by July 31st.