2017 DHI Spring Technical School - Lansdowne, VA

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The mandatory Facility Fee:  $65 per person/per day for on site -  includes all meals and 2 breaks  or  $50 per person/per day for off site - includes lunch and 2 breaks. 

Learning unit and/or company volume discounts are available. Please contact us to see if you qualify.  (See Education Resource Guide for more details. )

When
4/2/2017 - 4/9/2017
Where
National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Place Lansdowne, VA 20176

Program

   

Sunday, 02 April 2017

 

Building on the principles learned in AHC205 - Detailing Hardware, students are led through a series of challenging class exercises designed to develop their decision-making skills by selecting and detailing hardware products that meet the intended functions of door openings. Students will learn the step-by-step sequence employed by Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) and Door & Hardware Specification Consultant (DHSC) as they evaluate door openings and select hardware products to create door assemblies in accordance with applicable codes and standards.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify intended functions of complex door openings
  • Select hardware products for complex openings
  • Create detailed hardware sets
  • Include elevation diagrams for openings with electrified hardware
  • Create a cover page, template list, abbreviations and symbols list, etc.

Recommended prior courses:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • AHC205 - Detailing Hardware
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/6/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) are required to master the skills and techniques of writing professional construction specifications. Architects rely on professional consultants for technical expertise and expect them to be proficient in writing specifications. This course teaches you how to write clear, concise, correct, and complete hardware specifications using the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormatÿ as a guide.

You will learn how to:

  • Organize your specifications
  • Use correct specification language
  • Create hardware specification sets
  • Write complete hardware specifications
  • Coordinate work in other sections
  • Address product substitutions
  • Coordinate specifications for electrified hardware and access control systems

Recommended prior courses:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR133 • Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 • Using Codes and Standards
  • COR147 • Introduction to Specification Writing
  • AHC205 • Detailing Hardware
  • AHC207 • Advanced Detailing Hardware

Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/6/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Knowledge of the many door and frame standards is essential to properly detail these products in shop drawings.  These standards contain a wealth of information and can be used to establish levels of quality for all types of buildings.
 
  This class covers the following industry standards:

  • Steel Door Institute's (SDI) A250 Series of Product Standards  
  • Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association (HMMA) 800 Series of Product Standards  
  • Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) I.S. 1-A & I.S. 6-A  
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Quality Standards 8th Edition, Ver.2.0, 2005    
  • Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) A115 & A115W Series of Product Standards
Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Profitability of a company often hinges on the accuracy and efficiency of the bids that estimators turn out. Overprice and your bid will not be considered, under price and you will have more work than you need - and you will consistently lose money with each project. This course introduces you to material takeoff techniques and estimating skills that will help you become a more accurate and efficient estimator.

You will learn how to:

  • Perform material takeoffs
  • Prepare Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Prepare Requests for Substitutions Calculate overhead costs
  • Apply mark-ups
  • Prepare estimates.

Recommended prior courses:

  • COR103 - Understanding and Using Construction Documents
  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/3/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Electrified hardware items are used on virtually all new building projects. You need to understand how these products are properly used and what their capabilities are if you are going to advance in this industry. This course provides you with the principles of low-voltage electricity through hands-on class exercises. In addition, this course is focused on teaching you how separate electrified architectural hardware components are used to create single-opening systems. Learn how to design low-voltage circuits and hook up these components through the hands-on-labs.

You will learn how to:

  • Coordinate voltage and amperage requirements
  • Draw elevation, logic, and point-to-point wiring diagrams
  • Write operational descriptions
  • Troubleshoot circuits

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/6/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Knowledge of the many industry-related codes and standards differentiates our industry from numerous other distributor-chain driven industries. Staying current and up-to-date on the ever-changing codes and standards requires both a professional and personal commitment. This course covers NFPA 80, Standard For Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2013 edition), NFPA 101, Life Safety Code (2012), ICC/ANSI A117.1, Usable and Accessible Building and Facilities (2009 edition), and International Building Code (2012 edition).

You will learn how to:

  • Tell the difference between codes and standards
  • Look up information
  • Interpret codes and standards
  • Determine requirements for fire-rated openings
  • Determine requirements for means of egress openings

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/4/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Project management requires effectively working with contractors, installers, owners, and architects. Coordination of the installation of doors, frames, and architectural hardware is an essential element of a project manager's responsibilities. Pre-installation meetings with the installers increase their productivity, reduce installation errors, and ensure the door assemblies will operate reliably for many years. Project managers must also be able to read and interpret contract documents, oversee projects with fast-track schedules, and maintain profitability - all of which requires disciplined attention to detail. This course teaches you how to coordinate installations and provides you with techniques to help you succeed as a project manager.

You will learn how to:

  • Reduce call backs and backcharges
  • Present proper installation techniques
  • Describe common installation problems
  • Improve customer relationships and satisfaction
  • Increase profitability on your projects
  • Avoid common project management problems
  • Improve customer relationships and satisfaction

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR103 - Understanding and Using Construction Documents
  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/3/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Building security is one of the most important concerns for today’s projects. This class teaches you how to incorporate and integrate electrically controlled hardware items into an access controlled security system.

You will learn how to:

  • Use controllers
  • Interface with auxiliary systems (including CCTV)
  • Communicate with electrical and alarm systems professionals
  • Layout access control and electrified hardware systems

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • AHC205 - Detailing Hardware
  • AHC207 - Advanced Detailing Hardware
  • EHC400 - Electrified Hardware Applications and Documentation
Time
4/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4/4/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Monday, 03 April 2017

 

Proficiency in creating shop drawings only comes through practice and attention to detail. This course introduces students to the techniques and skills necessary to become an expert detailer.

You will learn how to:

  • Create door and frame shop drawings
  • Prepare door and frame submittals
  • Illustrate door opening details
  • Coordinate hardware templating requirements

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
Time
4/3/2017 8:00 AM - 4/4/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

 

Understanding how construction projects are organized and designed requires a thorough knowledge of the construction documents that administrate, illustrate, detail, and describe them. (Estimators, detailers, and project managers need to understand the purpose and use of specifications and drawings as they perform their duties. Knowing where to find specific information in the specifications, and on the drawings, and understanding how that information applies to our trade can make the difference between a profitable or unprofitable job.) This program provides estimators, detailers, and project managers with the essential knowledge needed to sort through these documents to find the information they need.

You will learn how to:

  • Read architectural drawings
  • Use an architectural scale
  • Determine the scope of work
  • Use addenda
  • Request change orders
  • Find specific information in specifications and drawings
  • Determine what materials are required on a project
  • Identify conflicts between specifications and drawings
  • Coordinate your work with related trades

Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Once the shop drawings are approved and you move into the order processing stage of a project, you need to accurately and efficiently communicate the project's requirements with each of the manufacturers.  Purchase orders have to be reviewed for accuracy, acknowledgements verified and materials inspected upon receipt.  In addition, everything must arrive on time and for the right price!  This course teaches you how to communicate and coordiante your material purchases with the project and manufacturing schedules.

You will learn how to:

  • Format purchase orders  
  • Confirm factory discounts  
  • Review acknowledgements  
  • Minimize freight charges
  • Coordinate project and manufacturing schedules  

Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

 

Door and frame specifications require as much attention to detail as other specification sections. Fire-rated openings (both neutral and positive pressure tested) require particular attention to construction, labeling requirements, reinforcements, hardware preparations, glazing, and frame anchors. These specifications must be carefully coordinated with other specifications to ensure that the proper materials are provided. This course teaches you how to write clear, concise, correct, and complete door and frame specifications using the Construction Specifications Institute’s MasterFormat™ as a guide.

You will learn how to:

  • Organize your specifications
  • Use correct specification language
  • Coordinate work in other sections
  • Address product substitutions
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • COR147 - Introduction to Specification Writing
  • CDC300 - Using Door and Frame Standards

Time
4/5/2017 8:00 AM - 4/7/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Today’s construction projects use some of the most advanced materials and products ever made. Fire- rated and means of egress door openings have specific requirements they must meet to be able to function correctly. This course teaches you about the doors and frames (e.g., hollow metal, wood, and aluminum) in use today. Many hardware items can be employed in more than one application, and knowing which application is correct for a particular opening will make you indispensable to your customers and clients. A sample assortment are shown in this course to help you identify many of the hardware items in use today.

You will learn how to:

  • Read door and frame details
  • Determine wall/partition construction
  • Select frame types and anchors
  • Explain different types of door and frame construction
  • Use door accessories (e.g., lite kits, louvers)
  • Size special-purpose hinges (e.g., wide-throw)
  • Learn the application of raised-barrel hinges and swing-clear hinges
  • Select proper strike plates
  • Size push/pull bars
  • Resolve closer/overhead stop/holder conflicts
  • Size thresholds and saddles
Time
4/5/2017 8:00 AM - 4/8/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Whether you are pursuing the designation of Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC), Certified Door Consultant (CDC), or Electrified Hardware Consultant (EHC), you need to master the basic principles of writing architectural specifications. Specification writing skills are an essential element of becoming a professional consultant in today’s construction industry. Architects and engineers will expect you to have mastered these skills when you work with them. “Practice makes perfect,” as the saying goes, and this course teaches students how to practice writing door, frame, and hardware specifications. Nearly two days of practical exercises are included in this course.

You will learn how to:

  • Follow CSI SectionFormat
  • Use proper specification terminology and language
  • Properly reference DIVISION 1 GENERAL sections
  • Write clear, concise, correct, and complete specifications
  • Identify methods of specification writing (e.g.,descriptive, performance, proprietary, reference)

Time
4/5/2017 8:00 AM - 4/7/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

The DAI600 course is quite comprehensive; therefore, one must have the prerequisite knowledge contained in the courses listed below. If you have significant experience in commercial doors, frames, and door hardware, you may not need to take the former COR113 and/or COR120 courses now COR117. Because the DAI600 course is based heavily on codes, and the codes are updated every three years, we strongly suggest that COR140 be taken prior to DAI600. Otherwise, your ability to understand and retain information from DAI600 may be compromised.

Please refer to the ERG for further description.

Education Resource Guide

Learning Outcome Statements:

  • Upon successful completion of this class, students will:
  • Be able to list inspection requirements of the 2013 edition of NFPA 80
  • Be able to explain the inspector’s role and responsibilities
  • Be able to conduct safety inspections of swinging fire door assemblies with builders hardware
  • Be able to create inspection records and summary inspection reports
    • Each student will receive Inspection Guideline materials that include:

      • Guide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors
      • Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors
      • Inspection mirrors
      • Door gap gauges

      Recommended prior courses:

      • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
      • COR140 • Using Codes and Standards
Time
4/5/2017 8:00 AM - 4/7/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Proper installation of electrified hardware and access control devices is critical for the security of building occupants. Fire and life safety requirements are frequently compromised when these products are incorrectly installed. This course teaches you how to direct the installation of electrified hardware and access control devices, as well as troubleshooting circuits and systems in the field.

You will learn how to:

  • Use a multimeter to troubleshoot circuits
  • Review wiring diagrams
  • Read electrical blueprints
  • Verify electrical connections
  • Field test systems
  • Coordinate with other trades

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • AHC205 - Detailing Hardware
  • AHC207 - Advanced Detailing Hardware
  • EHC405 - Access Control and Electrified Hardware Systems
Time
4/5/2017 8:00 AM - 4/7/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 07 April 2017

 

Perhaps the most necessary skill you can develop in our industry is learning how to properly create detailed hardware schedules. Coordinating the myriad of hardware products with the project’s requirements can be a daunting task. This course introduces you to the sequence and format of the hardware schedule through a series of in-class exercises.

You will learn how to:

  • Create proper headings for hardware sets
  • List hardware items in the correct sequence and format
  • Write detailed hardware sets
  • Prepare hardware schedule submittals
  • Coordinate with doors and frames

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
Time
4/7/2017 8:00 AM - 4/9/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Students pursuing the Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) designation will complete in-class exercises designed to replicate exam conditions and better prepare them for the AHC exam. You will leave this class with a firrm understanding of how to prepare for the formal AHC certification exam.

You will be required to:

  • Complete timed scheduling and specification exercises
  • Complete timed written exam questions

Time
4/7/2017 8:00 AM - 4/9/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

One of the most important steps in detailing today’s projects is creating the wiring drawings and diagrams and related documentation for door openings with electrified hardware. This course will teach you how to use correct industry symbols and drawing techniques to help you communicate the project’s requirements more effectively with the installer.

You will learn how to:

  • Create point-to-point wiring diagrams
  • Create logic diagrams
  • Use relays to control circuits

Recommended prior courses:

  • COR117 - Architectural Door, Frame and Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • AHC205 - Detailing Hardware
  • AHC207 - Advanced Detailing Hardware
Time
4/7/2017 8:00 AM - 4/9/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Saturday, 08 April 2017

 

A solid knowledge base of master key systems is essential to all estimators, detailers, project managers and consultants. This program covers all the bases: recognizing the different types and styles of cylinders and keys used in today’s locks, understanding and using industry-standard key-set symbols and terminology, organizing keying  meetings, and integrating mechanical cylinders and keying  into access control and security systems.

You will learn how to:

  • Explain capabilities and limitations of key systems
  • Determine the correct keying level based on owner requirements
  • Use high-security cylinders and keyways
  • Organize and conduct a keying meeting
  • Identify existing key systems and their expansion potential
  • Communicate the owner’s keying requirements to the factory

Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

This course walks you through the exercises required to complete the Certified Door Consultant (CDC) certification exam under exam-like conditions. You will leave this class with a firm understanding of how to prepare for the formal CDC certification exam.

You will be required to:

  • Complete shop drawing and specification exercises
  • Complete written exam questions
Time
4/8/2017 8:00 AM - 4/9/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

This course is designed to take you through the exercises required to complete the Electrified Hardware Consultant (EHC) certification exam under exam-like conditions. You will leave this class with a firm understanding of how to prepare for the EHC exam.

You will be required to:

  • Complete shop drawing exercises
  • Complete written exam questions that cover topics such as access control systems, CCTV terminology, principles of low-voltage electricity, and specification writing
Time
4/8/2017 8:00 AM - 4/9/2017 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Monday, 10 April 2017

 
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