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Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th

in Charlotte, NC


DOIT Skill Building Fall Training

    • Mon, September 16, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thu, September 19, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
    Register

    Qualified Fire Door Inspector Training and Certification

    (4-day program) Interested in becoming a fire door inspector? Come learn from qualified, certified, door opening industry experts who understand the total opening and are out there inspecting. Become familiar with the codes and standards affecting fire rated door opening assemblies. Acquire the skills to analyze fire rated openings and their components, research and evaluate products for compliance and create and submit required reporting to facility owners.

    After successfully completing this training course, attendees will be able to:

      1. Identify and utilize the codes affecting fire rated door opening assemblies.
      2. Perform visual inspections and acceptance testing of swinging doors with builders hardware in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.
      3. Detect the differences between allowable jobsite preparations and field modifications to determine if openings being inspected are code compliant.
      4. Research and evaluate products for fire rated openings of different generations and classifications.
      5. Create and submit inspection reports required by the codes for facilities to be kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
      6. Prescribe corrective products and processes to bring failing openings back into compliance.

      The following course material will be provided to attendees:     

      • QFDI Course Manual
      • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
      • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
      • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (2021)
      • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
      • NGP Door Inspection Tool
      • Sample Inspection Forms
      • Inspection Software Discount Code

        At the conclusion of this course, attendees will take a computerized certification exam. Those who pass the exam with a minimum score of 80% will receive the Qualified Fire Door Inspector (QFDI) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

        Recommended prior learning: Opening Industry Bootcamp course or equivalent training.

        29.3 Contact Hours - Eligible for 3 IACET CEUs

        Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

        • Mon, September 16, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, September 18, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
        • 19
        Register

        Breaking Down & Building Up Advanced Applications 

        (3-day program) The Breaking Down & Building Up Advanced Applications course delves deeper into the intricate world of detailing doors, frames, and hardware. Students will immerse themselves in the complexities of analyzing, interpreting, and applying advanced applications and develop the ability to identify potential conflicts between different elements of doors, frames, and hardware. By preemptively recognizing these conflicts, participants will be equipped to mitigate issues before they arise on the jobsite, thereby enhancing project efficiency and minimizing costly setbacks.

        Students will learn to analyze hardware specifications and content comprehensively. Through this process, participants will gain the proficiency to prepare precise and detailed door hardware schedules, ensuring seamless coordination between design intent and construction execution.

        By the conclusion of the program, participants will emerge with a heightened understanding of advanced detailing principles and the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of doors, frames, and hardware with confidence and precision.

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

        1. Identify conflicts between doors, frames, and hardware components to prevent jobsite problems.
        2. Prescribe appropriate application of components to ensure properly functioning openings.
        3. Interpret specification requirements to furnish compliant product.
        4. Analyze hardware sets to proficiently prepare precise and detailed hardware schedules.

        Recommended prior learning: Detailing Basics or equivalent training.  

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

        Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

        • Mon, September 16, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, September 18, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • Hilton - Charlotte Airport, Charlotte, NC
        • 20
        Register

        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. This course covers: NFPA 80 – Standards for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2016), NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives (2016), NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (2018), ICC A117.1 – Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (2009) and IBC – International Building Code (2018).

        1. After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:
        2. Identify the correct code for application on projects.
        3. Locate and navigate required codes and standards affecting door openings.
        4. Interpret and apply the mandated code requirements.
        5. Propose and prescribe the appropriate materials to comply with adopted code.

        The course cost includes all required material, including:

        NFPA 80 (2016)

        NFPA 105 (2016)

        NFPA 101 (2018)

        ICC A117.1 (2009)

        IBC (2018) - Excerpts

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        Course cost also includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

        • Mon, September 16, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, September 18, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • Hilton - Charlotte Airport
        • 13
        Register

        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.

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

        Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

        • Mon, September 16, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, September 18, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
        • 19
        Register

        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. Students 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.

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

        Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guess only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

        • Wed, September 18, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Fri, September 20, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
        Register

        Qualified Fire Door Technician Training and Certification

        (3-day program) Do you install or maintain fire door opening assemblies? Can you recognize and utilize the codes that affect these openings in order to assemble the opening components in accordance with those codes and standards? Do you know the difference between a jobsite preparation and a field modification? Come learn the proper methods for installing swinging doors with builders hardware to assure your openings are in compliance with NFPA 80’s 13 points of inspection.

        After successfully completing this training course, attendees will be able to:

        1. Recognize and utilize the codes affecting door opening assemblies in order to assemble opening components in accordance with those codes and standards.
        2. Distinguish between improper and proper installation methods for swinging doors with builders hardware.
        3. Evaluate the difference between jobsite preparations and field modifications to assure code compliant installation.
        4. Verify installed fire rated openings are in compliance with the 13 inspection points of NFPA 80.

        The following course material will be provided to attendees:     

        • QFDT Course Manual
        • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
        • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
        • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
        • NGP Door Inspection Tool

          At the conclusion of this course, attendees will take a computerized certification exam. Those who pass the exam with a minimum score of 80% will receive the Qualified Fire Door Technician (QFDT) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

          22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

          Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

          • Thu, September 19, 2024
          • 8:00 AM
          • Fri, September 20, 2024
          • 5:00 PM
          • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
          • 20
          Register

          Project Management Basics

          (2-day program) Now that you have a project, how can you assure it runs smoothly? Students will dive into real-world case studies and scenarios to analyze successful project management practices and extract valuable lessons and insights. They will learn to identify common project pitfalls and challenges, equipping themselves with the knowledge to preemptively recognize and address potential errors and mistakes. By the end of this comprehensive course, participants will emerge as confident and skilled project managers, equipped with the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to lead successful projects and drive organizational success. 

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

          1. Apply the 5 C's of communication in project management.

          2. Evaluate the 3 main forces affecting a project, time, cost, and quality, when making project decisions.

          3. Recognize common project pitfalls to avoid project errors and mistakes.

          4. Develop a personalized action plan to implement key learning and strategies into their own projects, ensuring immediate and tangible results.

          Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

          14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

            Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

            • Thu, September 19, 2024
            • 8:00 AM
            • Fri, September 20, 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
            • 19
            Register

            Access Control Fundamentals

            (2-day program) As security concerns continue to heighten, many facilities are incorporating electronic access control into their physical access control systems. While mechanical keys will continue to be used for years to come, the convenience and often increased security provided by an access control system has become the norm on most of today’s projects. From small, simple, one door systems to complex systems handling thousands of doors and users, access control is based on some fundamental principles. This hands-on course will teach students the basics of access control systems, including the evolution of reader and card technologies, basic software, data collection, access levels, and time zones.

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

            1. Recognize and understand basic access control systems in order to provide the correct product solution for the application.

            2. Incorporate electromechanical hardware products, like electrified locksets, electrified panic and fire exit hardware, and automatic operators, into a system.

            3. Distinguish the difference between credential and reader types in order to supply the appropriate level of security for the owner.

            4. Explain the capabilities, features and benefits of both a cloud-based software system and an on-site software system.  

            5. Determine the appropriate questions to ask to provide a customized solution to meet the customer’s needs. 

            Recommended prior learning: Electromechanical Hardware Fundamentals course or equivalent training.  

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

            Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.
            • Thu, September 19, 2024
            • 8:00 AM
            • Fri, September 20, 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
            • 19
            Register

            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.

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            14.7 Contact Hours - Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

            Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.

            • Thu, September 19, 2024
            • 8:00 AM
            • Fri, September 20, 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • Hilton - Charlotte Airport - Charlotte, NC
            • 19
            Register

            Estimating Basics -

            Contract Document Proficiency for Profit 

            (2-day program) Profitability is the cornerstone of every project, irrespective of its size. Estimators play a pivotal role in shaping this profitability. Our intensive course, delves deep into the essentials of accurate estimation, incorporating comprehensive instruction on interpreting contract documents, including blueprint reading. Through hands-on exercises and practical application, participants will gain the proficiency to navigate the intricacies of project estimation with confidence and precision.

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

            1. Read and interpret blueprints effectively, extracting critical information essential for accurate estimation.

            2. Decipher contract documents proficiently, including blueprints, specifications, and other essential project documents.

            3. Apply discounts and mark-ups effectively to materials, optimizing pricing strategies for profitability.
            4. Prepare and submit qualified bids, ensuring competitive positioning in the marketplace.

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

            Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.


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