Door Opening Industry

Training Group

Available Courses             

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Opening Industry Bootcamp

(3-day program) Bootcamp provides the foundation on which all other industry learning is based. Students will learn the fundamentals of the door, frame, and hardware industry with an emphasis on industry products, their function, application, use and purpose. Student will also learn to read and interpret plans and specifications so they know what products must be provided.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify opening industry products and processes.
  2. Classify products, including rated products, used in the door opening industry.
  3. Distinguish between the three product levels to apply appropriate materials to openings.
  4. Interpret construction specifications to provide materials needed on a project.

FOCUS PROGRAMS

Jump straight from Bootcamp into a 2-day hands on focus program!

FOCUS

Estimating Basics

(2-day program) Profit is important to every company, big and small. Estimators have an important role when it comes to profitability. In this course, students will build on their understanding of plans and specifications by completing  estimating exercises and bidding a project.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Recognize and utilize the tools and materials needed to estimate a commercial construction project.
  2. Identify and interpret specification requirements in order to properly estimate doors, frames and hardware.
  3. Apply discounts and mark-ups to materials.
  4. Submit a qualified bid.

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Project Management Basics

(2-day program) Now that you have a project, how can you assure it runs smoothly?

COMING SOON!

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Detailing Basics

(2-day program) In this course, students will learn the basics of one of the most important industry processes, detailing. Learn to focus in on the details and how to provide the material right the first time. Return to the office with a skill that can be applied right away.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Recognize and utilize the tools and materials needed to detail a commercial construction project.
  2. Identify and interpret specification requirements in order to properly detail doors, frames and hardware.
  3. Illustrate doors, frames and components to create shop drawings for approval.
  4. Develop a hardware schedule from architect’s hardware sets and specification.

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Inspection Basics

(2-day program) Not ready yet for the certification course but want to learn more about door inspections and the testing and maintenance of fire and egress doors, then this course is right up your alley.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify the codes affecting fire rated door opening assemblies.
  2. Distinguish between improper and proper installation methods for swinging doors with builders hardware.

  3. Indicate the differences between allowable jobsite preparations and field modifications.
  4. Recognize code compliant corrective products and processes available to bring failing openings back into compliance

Electromechanical Hardware Fundamentals

(3-day program) Nearly every project today has some type of electromechanical hardware, whether simple or complex, it is all based on some fundamental principles. This hands-on course will teach students the basics of circuitry and wiring, reading and drawing wiring diagrams and will bring them through operational based projects where they can hook-up and troubleshoot common hardware applications.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Recognize basic electronic terminology and components of low voltage circuits.
  2. Illustrate products required for a complete electrified opening.
  3. Sketch out different types of electrified opening drawings.
  4. Design, wire and troubleshoot electrified hardware circuits of varied levels.

Building a Code Foundation

(3-day program) The opening industry is built on codes; your education should be built on a code foundation. This course will bring students through scenario-based exercises that will teach them to navigate and apply, building, fire, life safety and accessibility codes.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify the correct code for application on projects.
  2. Locate and navigate required codes and standards affecting door openings.
  3. Interpret and apply the mandated code requirements.
  4. Propose and prescribe the appropriate materials to comply with adopted code.

Key Conference and System Design

(1-day program) A thorough understanding of mechanical keying is an important skill for the distributor, manufacturer and end user so that the required information can be communicated between all parties. This class on the Key Conference and System Design equips students with the skills and confidence to conduct a successful key meeting.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Explain the four most common levels of keying.
  2. Implement the requirements of ANSI/BHMA A156.28 – Recommended Practice for Mechanical Keying Systems.
  3. Prepare and prioritize materials in order to conduct a successful keying meeting.
  4. Develop a key system layout to meet owner’s needs.

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Fundamentals of Project Coordination

(1-day program face-to face or 2-session on-line instructor led) Project Coordination is critical regardless of the size of your project. In this course, students will learn from industry experts how to coordinate their project requirements with other divisions, how to conduct important meetings, how to read templates and so much more.


After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:
  1. Recognize the importance of coordination amongst trades on a commercial construction project.
  2. Interpret the contract document requirements for trade coordination.
  3. Create submission packages for use during coordination meetings.
  4. Prepare and participate in organized project coordination meetings such as: key conference, electrified hardware, access control, and pre-installation meetings.


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