Just 7 Weeks Before the End … of 2018

It’s almost the end of the year so we wanted to take this opportunity to sweep up a few housekeeping items – learning credits and marketing funds.

Learning Credits

Are you, or anyone you know, scrambling to finish up learning credits before the end of the year?  We offer several one-hour continuing education AIA/CES courses. Check out our brochure here.

Access Control 101 | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course defines the differences between access control “head-end” systems and traditional (metal cut keys) key replacement systems. We will review the different types of credentials (metal keys, card keys, fobs, etc) as well as battery operated products vs. fully hard-wired electrified locking systems. Lastly, we will teach you the do’s and don’ts for code compliance.

ADA: Meeting Accessibility Standards for Openings | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course features an overview of compliance with ADA, physical disabilities, and ANSI A117.1 Chapter 404 for doors, doorways, and gates. We will also discuss approach dimensions compliances.

Architectural Door Hardware 101 | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course will describe hardware nomenclature, correct sequencing, specifying hardware, and code compliance.

Architectural Hinges 101 | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course is an excellent overview of door hanging methods and how to properly select the correct hinge, in size, weight, base material, etc to ensure the proper selection for all applications, including oversized heavy doors as well as corrosive environments and fire door applications.

Basic Electrified Door Hardware | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course features an overview of all components needed to complete a circuit, functions of electrified door hardware, and operation narratives.

Codes and Common Door Hardware Errors | 1.5 LU/HSW
This course features an overview of common errors made during design phase. From there, we will become familiar with NFPA101 Life Safety Code, NFPA80 Fire Doors & Other Opening Hardware, and ANSI 117.1 ADA, Accessible & Usable Buildings & Facilities.

Connecting the Disconnect | 1.0 LU/HSW
This course explains proper coordination between mechanical door hardware and access control to recognize and alleviate redundancy of costly products such as power supplies. We will discuss the difference between a contract hardware distributor and a system integrator and how they operate. We will also discuss physical security of hardware products to ensure the most secure options are selected.

Door Hardware Submittals | 1.0 LU/HSW
Both users and components of the hardware submittal are discussed in this course, as well as what to look for in product data sheets. Learn to determine if openings meet all codes, as well as confirm design, function, and quality as specified.


Marketing Funds

We’ve added a few items to the eStore and wanted to bring them to your attention, in case you have some marketing funds to use up before year’s end.

8-1/2″ x 11″ Grid Pads with important emails noted

USB 16GB Key

Padfolio zippered 



Black and red coffee mug


6″ Architectural scale aluminum


Hager tote bag


Cardholder with ring stand



We will be adding additional items in 2019. If you have any suggestions on items you’d like to see in the eStore, please email [email protected].