JULY 2023
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The first ventilator of its kind, the Eliminator pollution control ventilator, is designed to meet the need to abate smoke and odor in a cost-effective footprint.  Using the Eliminator will free up valuable space consumed by standard pollution control units, reducing capital costs for installation and eliminates the need for a mechanical room or rooftop pollution control unit. This also saves on maintenance costs and ensures a reliable and cost-effective smoke and odor abatement solution while providing the best quality of air at the point of discharge available in the industry today. 
FCSI The Americas On Tap - Season 5
Season 5 is Streaming Now
FINAL season before going on hiatus...
don't miss a single episode!

We're back with another great season of OnTap featuring YOUR requested interviews. The new season began May 2nd and has featured some amazing consultants already. A new consultant member will be introduced in a new episode every two weeks. Click on the image above to hear all of Chris Bigelow's stories.
Haven't watched all episodes of On Tap yet?
What are you waiting for? Catch every episode here
Latin America Summit
Early Bird Registration Ends Today!

Don't miss the first biennial
Latin America Summit

Sostenibilidad y Bienestar
Sustainability and Well-Being

September 14-16, 2023

Panama City, Panama


Click here for full event details

Attention Corporate Members:
TODAY is the last day to sponsor this event!

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Now Accepting Submissions for the
2024 Project Showcase
Submit a Project for Consideration

Now’s your chance to join the elite group of foodservice designers and consultants who have had their work showcased in the annual FCSI The Americas Project Showcase. The annual publication
highlights impressive, high-quality work
completed by foodservice design and MAS consultants each year.

Click here to download submission details.
Deadline for submissions is 8/18/23

View the 2023 Project Showcase here

2023 Asia Pacific Conference
The FCSI APD Board invites you to attend the first-ever FCSI Asia Pacific Conference November 13-17, 2023, centered around 'The Business of Foodservice Consulting'.

Join FCSI APD in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia for this game-changing event. All three FCSI divisional members are invited and will make unforgettable memories together.

Don't miss this chance to check Australia off your bucket list while learning and networking with like-minded professionals!

Click here for details.
Membership News

Kenny Patronski - Cini-Little International

Nick Morales - Cini-Little International

Joel Castaneda - Foodservice Design Professionals
Corporate Members

Consultant Members - Be Sure to Log Your Required CEUs

Professional members of FCSI must log 12 CEUs, Senior Associates must log 6, and Associate members must log 3 CEUs annually.
Check your membership profile to see where you currently stand for 2023.

FCSI Education Providers offer hundreds of programs to help you you meet your CEU requirement. Check out all the programs here. In addition to these programs, many other activities qualify for CEU credit - trade show attendance, factory tours, speaking engagements, etc. See the full list of CEU eligible activities here.

If you have questions about your CEU status or need assistance accessing your member profile, please contact penny@fcsi.org.
Industry News
Updated Revit Standards
FCSI has established standards to ensure consistency, optimum functionality and quality of the BIM content provided for foodservice equipment. The standards document has been created in cooperation with input from representatives of the three FCSI divisions APD, EAME & TAD, having formed the FCSI BIM Taskforce of Professional Consultants. The FCSI BIM Taskforce proposes that this document is used as guidelines to assist content creators globally. The objective of this Standard is provided as a template when content creators are commissioned with producing Revit families of foodservice equipment for the manufacturers of foodservice equipment. This document is not catch all to solve all issues in all regions. We acknowledge that some additional work will need to be tailored to suit local applications and codes. View the full document here.
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