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Join us for our Spring Training

Monday, March 18th through

Friday, March 22nd

near Baltimore (Linthicum, MD)


DOIT Skill Building Spring Training

    • Mon, March 18, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thu, March 21, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
    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 (2019)
      • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
      • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code (2021)
      • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
      • NGP Door Inspection Tool
      • 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 with a minimum score of 80% will receive the Qualified Fire Door Inspector (QFDI) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

        Recommended prior learning: Opening Industry Bootcamp course or equivalent training.

        29.3 Contact Hours - Eligible for 3 IACET CEUs

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

        • Mon, March 18, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 20, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
        • 2
        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.

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

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

        • Mon, March 18, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 20, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
        • 6
        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.

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

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

        • Mon, March 18, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 20, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
        • 13
        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

        Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80%.

        22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

        To earn a course completion certificate, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion, and pass the end of class exam. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the instructor.

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

        • Mon, March 18, 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • Wed, March 20, 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
        Register

        Qualified Fire Door Technician Training and Certification

        (3-day program) Do you install or maintain fire door opening assemblies? Can you recognize and utilize the codes that affect these openings in order to assemble the opening components in accordance with those codes and standards? Do you know the difference between a jobsite preparation and a field modification? Come learn the proper methods for installing swinging doors with builders hardware to assure your openings are in compliance with NFPA 80’s 13 points of inspection.

        After successfully completing this training course, attendees will be able to:

        1. Recognize and utilize the codes affecting door opening assemblies in order to assemble opening components in accordance with those codes and standards.
        2. Distinguish between improper and proper installation methods for swinging doors with builders hardware.
        3. Evaluate the difference between jobsite preparations and field modifications to assure code compliant installation.
        4. Verify installed fire rated openings are in compliance with the 13 inspection points of NFPA 80.

        The following course material will be provided to attendees:     

        • QFDT Course Manual
        • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
        • NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2019)
        • Inspection Mirror and Magnet Kit
        • NGP Door Inspection Tool

          At the conclusion of this course, attendees will take a computerized certification exam. Those who pass the exam with a minimum score of 80% will receive the Qualified Fire Door Technician (QFDT) certification, certificate, hard hat sticker and ID badge.

          22 Contact Hours - Eligible for 2.2 IACET CEUs

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

          • Tue, March 19, 2024
          • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Doubletree BWI Airport Hotel, 890 Elkridge Landing, Linthicum, MD
          • 5
          Register

          Product Solution Showcase Tabletop

          8' x 30" x 30" Skirted Tabletop for Display

          Food and Drinks provided to all attendees.


          • Thu, March 21, 2024
          • 8:00 AM
          • Fri, March 22, 2024
          • 5:00 PM
          • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
          • 14
          Register

          Access Control Fundamentals

          (2-day program) As security concerns continue to heighten, many facilities are incorporating electronic access control into their physical access control systems. While mechanical keys will continue to be used for years to come, the convenience and often increased security provided by an access control system has become the norm on most of today’s projects. From small, simple, one door systems to complex systems handling thousands of doors and users, access control is based on some fundamental principles. This hands-on course will teach students the basics of access control systems, including the evolution of reader and card technologies, basic software, data collection, access levels, and time zones.

          After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

          1. Recognize and understand basic access control systems in order to provide the correct product solution for the application.

          2. Incorporate electromechanical hardware products, like electrified locksets, electrified panic and fire exit hardware, and automatic operators, into a system.

          3. Distinguish the difference between credential and reader types in order to supply the appropriate level of security for the owner.

          4. Explain the capabilities, features and benefits of both a cloud-based software system and an on-site software system.  

          5. Determine the appropriate questions to ask to provide a customized solution to meet the customer’s needs. 

          Recommended prior learning: Electromechanical Hardware Fundamentals course or equivalent training.  

          Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

          14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

          Course cost includes breakfast (for hotel guests only), lunch and morning/afternoon snack each day of class.
          • Thu, March 21, 2024
          • 8:00 AM
          • Fri, March 22, 2024
          • 5:00 PM
          • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
          • 9
          Register

          Project Management Basics

          (2-day program) Now that you have a project, how can you assure it runs smoothly? This course will prepare students to run successful projects by applying the foundational principals of project management.

          After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

          1. Apply the 5 C's of communication in project management.

          2. Evaluate the 3 main forces affecting a project, time, cost, and quality, when making project decisions.

          3. Recognize common project pitfalls to avoid project errors and mistakes.

          4. Utilize project management best practices.

          Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

          14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

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

            • Thu, March 21, 2024
            • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
            • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
            • 18
            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 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.

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            7.3 Contact Hours - Eligible for .7 IACET CEUs

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

            • Thu, March 21, 2024
            • 8:00 AM
            • Fri, March 22, 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
            • 16
            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.

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            14.7 Contact Hours Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

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

            • Thu, March 21, 2024
            • 8:00 AM
            • Fri, March 22, 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport
            • 17
            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 that 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.

            Automated end of class exams are delivered via DOITs Learning Management System at the end of the course, students must achieve a minimum 80% on the exam to pass the course.

            14.7 Contact Hours - Eligible for 1.5 IACET CEUs

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


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