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Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions

Presented by Wade Arnold, CSI, CDT

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design. Whether it’s high-level protection from ballistics, blast, storm impact or forced entry, this course reviews the various protection levels, testing standards, best practices and the fundamental fenestration solutions which will fortify your building to protect people and property.

To download the U.S. Bullet Proofing (USBP) AIA/CEU Course Flyer CLICK HERE.

Eligible for AIA CEU CREDIT: 1LU/HSW HOUR

To view the recorded webinar: Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions CLICK HERE.


Processes and Products for Fire Door Gap Mitigation


Presented by Hal Kelton, DSI, DSC, AHC/CDC, CFDAI, CDT

Improper clearances are still the number one issue 15 years into NFPA 80's requirement to test and maintain clearance tolerances on all fire doors.

While proper installation and compliance testing from the time of the original installation is a key factor in performance during an annual fire door inspection, wear and tear experienced in a doors daily use will always play a significant role in managing that compliance throughout a doors lifecycle.

In this presentation, Hal will review the most common clearance issues found in the field and how the proper ongoing maintenance and innovative new products are helping facility managers comply.

To view the recorded webinar: Processes and Products for Fire Door Gap Mitigation CLICK HERE.


Door Gap Dimensions Matter

Presented by Keith E. Pardoe, DSC, DSI, FDAI, DAHC, CDC

Fire doors have one job, preventing a fire from spreading! They are specially engineered systems that require increased attention at every stage, from specifying to installing and maintaining them correctly throughout their service lives. Fire doors must be maintained in a constant state of readiness!

Everyone involved in the door safety inspection process of swinging fire doors knows that excessively large door gap dimensions around and under swinging fire doors are the most frequently cited deficiency. Many people question whether the door gap dimensions matter; how could such a small dimension affect the performance of swinging fire doors? It’s that very question that Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) set out to answer when they started studying this issue in 2016. Recently, the FPRF released its final report for the second phase of this research project, which involved full-scale experimental testing of swinging fire doors.

This webinar reviews the second-phase final report and provides background information that you might find useful.

To view the recorded webinar: Door Gap Dimensions Matter CLICK HERE.


Masterkeying vs. Security

Presented by Lee Garver, DHT, DAHC, FDHI


Masterkey systems may vary but will always be necessary for a long time to come! With the heightened concern and increased usage of intelligent locking devices, masterkeying becomes just as important to the security of the facility as does the locking devices.


These are two separate security solutions, and this presentation “Masterkeying vs. Security” will identify how the two solutions must work together.


Lee will identify the different levels of masterkeying, types of cylinders, and tips on how to determine the desired masterkey level based on the locks function, and type of credential used to grant access.


You will leave this webinar understanding the importance of blending these two security options together, and knowing the correct level of masterkeying. You will be given valuable tips on how to communicate the masterkeying system to the factory to ensure a timely and accurate delivery.


To view the recorded webinar: Masterkeying vs. Security CLICK HERE.

Three Keys to Effective School Security

Presented by Paul Timm, PSP

The safety of our children while at school is always top of mind.What can schools do to better provide a safe learning environment?

This presentation will provide you with the tools you need to proactively and holistically approach school safety and security.

Special focus will be placed on Collaboration, Awareness and Student Involvement. From train-the-trainer style quizzes to photographic vulnerability identification, attendees will benefit from an interactive environment.

Attendees will learn how to address common security issues, implement site-specific strategies, and access helpful resources

To view the recorded webinar: Three Keys to Effective School Security CLICK HERE.


Four Part Series on the Function and Design Capabilities of Wood Doors


Presented by Wally Berry, AHC, DHT, DHC, DSI, DSC, LEED-AP, BD+C

These presentations are a multi-session series covering the form, function, features and finish of wood doors.

The series will help attendees get back to basics on flush, stile and rail and composite wood doors. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about wood door construction, application, capabilities and finish concerns and constraints from an industry expert.

To view the recorded webinar:

Part 1 - Back to Basics "Form" CLICK HERE.

Part 2 - Back to Basics - "Features", Nuance or Nuisance CLICK HERE.

Part 3 - Back to Basics - "Finish",What's My Options, What's the Difference? CLICK HERE.

Part 4 - Back to Basics - "Function", The Evolution of Fire Doors CLICK HERE.


A Look at ICC 500 Storm Shelter Impact Protective Systems

Presented by Jim Bell, CSI, CDT

ICC 500 requires manufacturers of storm shelter impact protective systems, including door, window, and shutter assemblies, to have their products rigorously tested and certified to ensure they will not fail in the event of a tornado or hurricane. The entire storm shelter door assembly must pass the required testing in the same configuration in which it will be installed in the storm shelter.

Jim will talk about tornado and hurricane shelters that are built to the ICC 500 2020. He will cover the process of testing and engineering to certify products to be used for both and will discuss the differences between tornado and hurricane shelters and residential and commercial shelters.

To view the recorded webinar:

A look at ICC 500 (2020) Storm Shelter Impact Protective Systems CLICK HERE.




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