DHI offers complimentary webinars for technical and business education, which are then archived for members and corporate member employees to access. Included in the archive are dozens of hours of webinars that offer CEP points with topics such as codes, LEED, fire doors, steel doors, contracts, and much more.

We encourage our members and chapters to create viewing parties and enjoy on-demand access to great technical and business content!

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Webinar Archives

The following webinars are archived for our members and employees of our corporate members:


Technical Education

Using NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard For Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response Program To Help Address Today’s Biggest Safety Challenge

Presenter: John Montes
CEP Points: 2

Hostile events continue to shock our world and hit ever closer to home, making them a common threat across all communities. As a result, preparing for these attacks with individual readiness plans is no longer enough. We must begin thinking and acting as integrated communities. NFPA 3000™ (PS) is addressing this challenge today.

Attendees will learn about:

  • NFPA 3000 content and contributors
  • Ways you can organize, implement and communicate about ASHER strategies
  • NFPA resources and tools available to you

Thank you to DSSF for hosting this important webinar and making it available to everyone. We encourage you to share this with your colleagues and communities.


America’s Active Shooting Epidemic: Addressing the Need for Responsive Lockdown

Presenter: Roland Cooper
CEP Points: 2

There was a time when an individual’s safety in a public place wasn’t even a consideration; you felt safe practically anywhere. Unfortunately, live shooter events have increased at an alarming rate, and today, these type of public environments have experienced the highest number of incidents. Office buildings, healthcare facilities, schools, government/military properties, places of worship, entertainment venues and other areas of commerce must all approach security differently. This webinar will address the best ways to do that.

Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) - 4th Edition Guidelines and Tools
Presenter: Mark Williams CEP Points: 2

PASS, which was formed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), is a coalition dedicated to providing resources that will make students, teachers and staff safer. It includes members of the security industry, school officials and security personnel, as well as law enforcement officers.

This webinar will discuss the 4th edition of PASS Guidelines and Tools.

Introduction to Detention Design

Presenter: Roslyn Shender, AHC/CDC, FDAI, CDEC
CEP Points: 2

This presentation will cover the challenges of designing for detention facilities while meeting all applicable building codes and specifications and providing safety for inmates and staff. At the conclusion of this program, after a prison tour, participants will understand:

  • The importance of selecting products based on the crime violence level of the institution.
  • The various uses of space within the different building areas
  • The need of designing to the specific job requirements
  • The awareness of code exceptions for the occupants
  • The critical need to use manufacturers literature Hidden costs involved within the detention industry including extended lead times
School Security and Lockdowns

Presenter: Rodney Weaver, DHT, AHC, DHC, FDAI, CAI, CFDI
2 CEP Points

Building owners are constantly trying to balance the need for security with the requirements of life safety. This program highlights a variety of methods for creating perimeter security, lockdowns, and funneling traffic through a single point, as well as a culture of keeping students safe on the interior of the building.

This session presents a brief but impactful presentation on locking solutions and practices that will help in the process of school security and lockdown procedures. This presentation will review correct solutions and best practices while remaining safe, secure, and code compliant.

Corrective Actions & Solutions for Fire Door Assembly Opening Deficiencies

Presenter: Scott A. Sabatini, DAOC, FDHI, FDAI, CSI, CCPR, RCI
2 CEP Points

This webinar is a must-see for Fire Door & Egress Assembly Inspectors and those working on fire door assemblies! The purpose of this webinar is to bring awareness to some different product solutions currently available for fire door assembly opening deficiencies.

In this one hour webinar you will learn:

  • NFPA requirements
  • Typical corrective actions
  • Dos and don’ts regarding caulking and repairs
  • Innovative solution providers
Accessibility Update

Presenter: Rachael York, DHT, Specification Consultant, Mid Atlantic for Allegion
2 CEP Points

For accessibility requirements, the model codes refer to ICC/A117.1 – Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, and a new edition of this standard was just published. Most new and existing buildings are also required to comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Other accessibility standards and laws may also affect door openings, like state-specific requirements and the Fair Housing Act.

With so many layers of requirements, it can be difficult to know which requirements apply to any given project. What is the limit on the operable force for door hardware? Are automatic operators required to have stand-by power? Are retrofit security devices required to comply with the accessibility standards?

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to identify how, when and where to use the applicable code requirements and resources available on accessibility for both new and existing construction.

Specifying for Masterkey Systems
Presenter: Lee Garver, DAHC, FDHI
2 CEP Points

Join us for this one (1) hour webinar where you will learn hints and tips for properly specifying masterkey systems from keying expert Lee Garver. You will learn how to write proper masterkeying requirements for articles in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Door Hardware – Section 08 71 00, including the use of patented keyways, security, specialty and high security cylinders. You will leave with a better understanding of the responsibilities of the architect, contractor and hardware supplier in the implementation of the specified masterkey system, based on the specification requirements; and you will discover the important reason you should be at the key meeting.

BIM for Construction and Facilities
Presenter: Andrew Sova, CM-BIM
2 CEP Points

What do your customers, the General Contractor and Facility Managers, really want out of BIM? You've heard all about lower construction costs, reduced jobsite waste, improved scheduling and flow of information, but how are these benefits actually being realized in the marketplace? Learn how the "I" in BIM—Information—has become the true force driving an increased demand for BIM content in contract documents. Discussion will include examples of BIM being used in both construction and facility management for door and hardware supply and management.

The Green Horizon - What's Next in Sustainability

Presenter: Tim Petersen, LEED AP
2 CEP Points and 1 LEED general CEU Point

The next version of LEED is looming, and with it comes a whole new set of environmental requirements. These requirements will demand more in-depth environmental information about the products you sell. Covering LEED and other green building programs, this long-term DHI program series updates you on the latest green requirements.

New Tornado Shelter Standards

Presenter: Jim Bell, CSI, CDT
2 CEP Points

Session Overview: Hurricane Code 101 and Architectural Door Openings Changes in Florida Building 5th Edition (2014)

  • Understand why windstorm codes were developed
  • Changes in the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) pertaining to Exterior Doors, Frames, and Hardware
  • Selection and Application of Doors, Frames, and Hardware for Code Compliance
Hurricane Codes 101

Presenter: Jim Bell, CSI, CDT
2 CEP Points

Session Overview: ICC 500-2008 Shelter Construction, Doors and Hardware Overview

  • Understand the basic requirements of ICC 500-2014 Shelter Standards as well as the relationship of FEMA 320-2014 and 361-2015 guidelines
  • Show the importance of doors and hardware in protection against tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Have the ability to distinguish between tested and certified products and non-certified products
  • Have a working knowledge of the types of products that are certified and approved for use in a shelter that meets the ICC 500 and FEMA 361 & 320
HMMA (Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association)-HMMA 840, Guide Specification for Installation and Storage of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

Presenter: Al Urbaniak
2 CEP Points

This webinar describes the necessary precautions for the successful installation and operation of hollow metal frames and lists the requirements for the successful installation and operation of hollow metal frames. The proper jobsite receipt and storage of hollow metal doors and frames will be reviewed. This session will also illustrate the correct Installation and anchoring techniques for hollow metal frames.

HMMA (Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association)-The HMMA Hollow Metal Manual

Presenter: Al Urbaniak
2 CEP Points

This webinar provides an overview of HMMA's Hollow Metal Manual. Participants will become better acquainted with the benefits of hollow metal doors through a review of terminology, the manufacture process, application components, and more. Participants will also gain crucial knowledge for specifying hollow metal doors and frames through an overview of the hollow metal manual including fabrication, standards, and applications.

Steel Door Institute (SDI) Specialty Steel Doors and Frames

Presenter: Karen Bishop
2 CEP Points

Review of the primary types of specialty steel doors with regard to their characteristics and performance, as well as ratings used in specifying these doors, such as STC, BR levels, and more. Options for stainless steel finishes and criteria to determine which specialty steel doors are a good fit for various applications.

Steel Door Institute (SDI) Steel Doors & Frames 101

Presenter: Tracy Jolley
3 CEP Points
Reviewing various components of steel doors and frames, basics of fire rated openings and how to avoid negating a rating, performance levels of doors, and how to avoid over- or under-specifying doors' gauges and the importance of hinge and strike locations, including proper reinforcement.

The Decoded Course 

Presenter: Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI, CCPR
Each class is 90 minutes long and eligible for 3 CEP points.

  • Accessibility Requirements—Clear opening width, hardware operation, opening force, closing speed, automatic operators, flush bottom rails, thresholds and vision lite requirements.
  • Fire Door Assemblies—Purpose of fire doors, fire test methods, closing and latching requirements, clearances, astragals and smokeseal, fire exit hardware, field modifications, flush bolts and coordinators, glazing, signage and fire door assembly inspection requirements.
  • Egress and Life Safety—Occupancy types, opening protectives, means of egress, hardware operation, panic hardware, impact-resistant glazing, luminous egress path markings and door swing.
  • Codes for Electrified Hardware—Electric latch retraction, delayed egress locks, access-controlled egress doors, electromagnetically locked egress doors, special egress locks, elevator lobby egress and stairwell reentry.

Business Education

How to Aggressively Grow Your Sales in the New Year

Presenter: Alex L. Goldfayn, CEO of Evangelist Marketing
2 CEP Point

In this powerful one-hour session, Alex Goldfayn, who delivered a memorable keynote address on sales growth through marketing at ConNextions 2014, will cover his newest techniques for growing sales quickly, easily, and without cost. He’ll also review the “greatest hits” — techniques proven over years to grow your top line immediately and significantly. He’ll dig into sales and marketing topics, and you’ll leave with immediately applicable tools to grow your sales.

  • Gaining buy-in for new initiatives (like building the revenue growth habit!)
  • The critical importance of positivity, happiness and boldness for salespeople
  • The role of gratitude in sales growth
  • How to use internal recognition for successful revenue growth
Better Project Results with Better Standard Contracts

Presenter: Brian Perlberg, ConsensusDocs, on behalf of DHI and ConsensusDocs
2 CEP Points

Price, schedule and work scope are all determined by your contract, but all too often contracts are not given careful consideration. This webinar explains how contracts impact project results and the specific provisions that most directly impact your bottom line. You will find out how standard contracts, through a coalition effort called ConsensusDocs, offer an alternative approach that can help your business. DHI is a coalition member.

Grow Your Business in the Healthcare Market
Presenter: Paul Baillargeon, AHC, FDAI, Vice President, Technical Consulting, Door Security & Safety Foundation
2 CEP Points

Did you know that two of the top ten deficiencies in hospitals contain noncompliant issues found in means of egress, and doors, frames and hardware? The American Society for Healthcare Engineering and The Joint Commission have recognized this and are focused on their commitment towards correcting these issues by utilizing experts from the door and hardware industry.

By the end of this webinar, you will:
  • Know the requirements of NFPA 80 regarding maintenance and inspections of fire and egress doors
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with the Foundation to grow your healthcare market customer base
  • Understand what local expertise is needed to support inspection, remediation, and ongoing maintenance needs for healthcare facilities
The Real Profit Drivers

Presenter: Dr. Albert Bates, Chairman, President and Founder of Profit Planning Group
2 CEP Points

This webinar reviews the results of the annual survey of distributor profitability and discuss what factors drive profitability across a wide range of distribution company sizes. It also analyzes how DHI members are impacted by those factors identified in this research and lays out a game plan on the specific financial actions and key management actions that DHI members have to take to improve their performance.

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