2018 DHI Fall Technical School - Scottsdale, AZ

Please contact us at education@dhi.org or call 703-222-2010 for school registration questions. 

In order to be properly registered for class(es) you must follow the steps below:

1.) Please reference the class schedule.

2.) Determine the TOTAL amount of class days you will be onsite at the facility.
3.) Once you log in you will be able to select a Registration Option, which should match the total number of days you will be attending the school. 

The mandatory Facility Fee: $60 per person/per day. Includes lunch and 2 breaks. The fee is charged whether staying or not at the Embassy Suites. Click here (Embassy Suites) for hotel registration.
When
10/21/2018 - 10/27/2018
Where
Embassy Suites By Hilton Scottsdale 5001 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Program

   

Sunday, 21 October 2018

 

Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR101 - Fundamentals of Architectural Doors & Hardware
  • COR102 - Introduction to Building Codes

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
10/21/2018 8:00 AM - 10/24/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Using Door, Frame & Hardware Standards (formerly CDC300 & ELT515)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • This is one of the first courses in the DHT Curriculum
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

Develop an understanding and thorough knowledge of how industry standards affect door openings. Knowledge of the many door, frame and hardware standards is essential to properly specify, detail, furnish and install these products for projects. These standards contain a wealth of information and can be used to establish levels of quality and function for all types of buildings.

This class covers the following industry standards:

  • Steel Door Institute’s (SDI) Technical Documents and ANSI/SDI Standards and Test Methods
  • Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association (HMMA) 800 Series of Technical Publication
  • Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) I.S.-1A (2013) & I.S.-6A (2013)
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute’s (AWI) Architectural Woodwork Standards (2nd edition) 2014
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual SSM-1-14
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) A156 Series of Product Standards

Time
10/21/2018 8:00 AM - 10/22/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Using Codes and Standards

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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

Time
10/21/2018 8:00 AM - 10/23/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Intermediate Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC205 & CDC305)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

Perhaps the most necessary skill you can develop in our industry is learning how to properly create detailed hardware schedules. Coordinating the myriad 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 exercise as well as introduces students to the techniques and skills necessary to become a more precise detailer.

You will learn how to:

  • Interpret plans and specifications
  • Create door, frame, and hardware submittals
  • Create proper headings for hardware sets
  • Use sequence and format to list hardware items in the proper order
  • Write detailed hardware sets
  • Coordinate hardware with doors and frames
  • Illustrate door opening details and elevations
  • Coordinate hardware templating requirements

Time
10/21/2018 8:00 AM - 10/24/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Electrified Hardware Applications and Documentation

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • DHC205 - Intermediate Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC205 & CDC305)
  • DHC307 - Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC207 & CDC305)

One of the most important steps in detailing today’s projects is creating the low voltage wiring drawings/diagrams and related documentation for door openings with electrified hardware. In this course you will learn to use a free downloadable computer drawing program (Libre Office Draw) to create your drawings and will return to your workplace with the ability to create drawings for your projects. This course will teach you how to use correct industry recognized symbols and drawing techniques to help you communicate the project’s requirements more effectively with the electrician, installer and systems integrators.

You will learn how to:

  • Create electrified door elevation diagrams
  • Create riser diagrams
  • Create point-to-point wiring diagrams
  • Use relays to control circuits

Time
10/21/2018 8:00 AM - 10/24/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Monday, 22 October 2018

 

Takeoff and Estimating

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR103 - Understanding and Using Construction Documents
  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications

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

Time
10/22/2018 8:00 AM - 10/23/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Electrified Architectural Hardware

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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

Time
10/22/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC207 & CDC305)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • DHC205 - Intermediate Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC205 & CDC305)
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

Building on the principles learned in the former 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 Consultants (DHSCs) 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

Time
10/22/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Writing Hardware Specifications (formerly AHC215)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • COR147 - Introduction to Specification Writing
  • DHC205- Intermediate Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC205 & CDC305)
  • DHC307- Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC207 & CDC305)
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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) MasterFormat™ 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
  • NOTE: Students taking this course must have expert-level hardware application and code and standard knowledge.

Time
10/22/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Advanced Electrified Architectural Hardware (formerly EHC405 & EHC410)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR133 - Electrified Architectural Hardware
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
  • DHC205 - Intermediate Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC205 & CDC305)
  • DHC307 - Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware (formerly AHC207 & CDC305)
  • EHC400 - Electrified Hardware Applications and Documentation
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

Building upon the fundamentals that you learn in COR133, this class will teach you how to take the lead in coordinating electrified hardware devices that your company supplies, with all other low voltage electrified systems to be installed as part of the openings on a project. Coordination is critical in order to ensure a seamless, trouble free, product integration, and will substantially reduce call backs to the site. Through hands-on electrified hardware exercises, we will demonstrate how different systems work together to create secure, and fully functional electrified openings. After taking this course, whether you supply product, create drawings, run coordination meetings, or all of the above, you will develop a true consulting approach that can greatly impact your company’s bottom line. As the hardware industry becomes more dependent on the versatility of electrified hardware, this curriculum will prepare you to communicate effectively with Architects, Owners, Contractors, and Subcontractors by teaching you the necessary skills to coordinate a project as an expert industry professional. By developing a concrete understanding of the systems involved in integrated openings, and an assurance that all code requirements for the project are satisfied, you can take your company to the next level.

Time
10/22/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

 

Introduction to Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications

This course is the first of three in a series of combined detailing courses. One of the most important skills you can develop in our industry is the ability to properly coordinate and schedule doors, frames and hardware that are to be provided on projects. In this course, you will begin to learn to detail doors, frames and hardware on projects with a beginner level of complexity of occupancy type through a series of in-class exercises. This is a great face-to-face first step for those interested in working towards their DHT credential.

You will begin to:

  • Understand basic fire door and egress code principles
  • Apply basic door, frame and hardware knowledge in building very simple openings
  • Apply basic blue print reading and scaling skills
  • Coordinate the application of hardware with doors and frames

Time
10/23/2018 8:00 AM - 10/24/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

 

Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR101 - Fundamentals of Architectural Doors & Hardware
  • COR102 - Introduction to Building Codes
  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

By selecting the 3-day DAI600 course you will attend a 3-day educational course.  You will NOT take the FDAI Credentialing Exam onsite at the Technical School.  You will take the Exam once you return home on a day and time that works best for you.  You will receive information following the conclusion of the Technical School with instructions on making your appointment with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions.

The DAI600 course is quite comprehensive; therefore, one must have the prerequisite knowledge contained in the courses listed above. 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.

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

Time
10/24/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR101 - Fundamentals of Architectural Doors & Hardware
  • COR102 - Introduction to Building Codes
  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
  • COR140 - Using Codes and Standards
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

By selecting the 4-day DAI600 course you will attend a 3-day educational course and on the 4th day take the FDAI Credentialing Exam (half day) onsite at the Technical School.

The DAI600 course is quite comprehensive; therefore, one must have the prerequisite knowledge contained in the courses listed above. 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.

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

Time
10/24/2018 8:00 AM - 10/27/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Material Purchasing Concepts

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

Thursday, 25 October 2018

 

AHC Exam Prep

Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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 firm 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
10/25/2018 8:00 AM - 10/27/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Introduction to Specification Writing

Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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
10/25/2018 8:00 AM - 10/27/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Installation Coordination and Project Management

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR103 - Understanding and Using Construction Documents
  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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

Time
10/25/2018 8:00 AM - 10/26/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Developing Masterkey Systems (formerly AHC200)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications

A solid knowledge base of master key systems is essential to all estimators, detailers, project managers, and consultants. This program covers all of the bases. Discover the different types and styles of cylinders and keys used in today’s locks, understand industry-standard key-set symbols and terminology, and integrate mechanical cylinders and keying into access control and security systems. Learn to organize and conduct a successful keying meeting and how to relay the importance of key control and maintenance to your customers.

You will learn:

  • Levels of Masterkeying
  • Types of Keys used in Master Key Systems
  • Limitations of Keying Systems
  • Options for Keying Systems
  • Key Control
  • How to Hold Keying Meetings

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

Writing Door & Frame Specifications (formerly CDC310)

Recommended prerequisites:

  • COR147 - Introduction to Specification Writing
  • COR123 - Using Door, Frame and Hardware Standards (formerly CDC300 and ELT515)
Please see registration form for additional reference material.

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

Time
10/25/2018 8:00 AM - 10/27/2018 5:30 PM
8:00 AM

Sign In