Door Opening Industry

Training Group


Join us for our Spring Training

Monday, March 27th through

Friday, March 31st

in Charlotte, NC


DOIT Skill Building Spring Training

    • Mon, March 27, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thu, March 30, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton 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 (2022)
      • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2022)
      • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (2021)
      • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
      • NGP Door Gap Gauge
      • 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 will receive the Qualified Fire Door Inspector (QFDI) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

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

        • Mon, March 27, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 29, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 20
        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.

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

        • Mon, March 27, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 29, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 12
        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.

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

        • Mon, March 27, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 29, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton 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

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



        • Tue, March 28, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 29, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 20
        Register

        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

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

        • Thu, March 30, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Fri, March 31, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 20
        Register

        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.

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

        • Thu, March 30, 2023
        • 8:00 AM
        • Fri, March 31, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 20
        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 they 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.

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

        • Fri, March 31, 2023
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte, NC
        • 19
        Register

        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 1-day 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.

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


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