SESSIONS

Alliance Education

NFPA and Door Security & Safety Foundation’s Class for Health Care Facility Personnel Re: Fire Door Inspections per NFPA 80 and NFPA 101

Wednesday, May 10 | 8 am – 4 pm  

Help ensure fire door compliance in health care facilities! New NFPA® training helps you understand fire door inspection regulations resulting from CMS adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101®.  

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® requires that health care facility operators conduct a yearly inspection of fire door assemblies in accordance with NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. Help ensure your facility is prepared for CMS audits by knowing how—and when—you need to comply with NFPA 80 rules. Take this all-new classroom training developed by NFPA and the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF).  

Ideal for facility managers and led by two code experts, this one-day course addresses the door types encountered along the egress paths within a health care facility, the door locking means permitted, the 11 verification points required for the yearly inspection of swinging fire door assemblies, and the knowledge and skills required to perform the inspection and testing in accordance with NFPA 80.  

You'll leave with the knowledge required to help ensure your facility's fire doors are in compliance with the new CMS mandates, and to assist your staff in knowing exactly what CMS surveyors will request during audits.  

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Judge the adequacy of door type for each common health care occupancy wall opening in accordance with NFPA 101
  • Apply inspection, testing and maintenance provisions for fire door assemblies in accordance with NFPA 80

Who Will Benefit:


Anyone responsible for NFPA 101, NFPA 80, and CMS compliance including: facility managers, building owners, consultants, and contractors  

Free with Training!
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition
  • NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2010 Edition
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Tabs
  • DSSF Guide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors
  • DSSF Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors
  • Plus additional materials including a workbook and job aids

Continuing Education Credit:


Earn .7 CEUs or 7 hours for this 1-day classroom training. Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.

For more information and to register, visit the NFPA website.

WDMA National Architectural Door Conference

Wednesday, May 12 | 8 am – 12:45 pm  

This conference will cover a wide range of architectural door topics, including a commercial/multifamily construction outlook, information of fire door testing and field glazing, and compliance with EPA's recently released formaldehyde rule. The conference begins with a welcoming reception on Tuesday evening.

For more information and to register, visit the WDMA National Architectural Door Conference website.

8:05 am – 9:15
Commercial/Multifamily Building Outlook
Kermit Baker, Chief Economist, American Institute of Architects
This opening session will review the current economic factors impacting the commercial, institutional and multifamily markets. What are the current economic fundamentals of the market and the strengths and weaknesses of these segments? Will we see improvement, decline or flat markets in 2016? The session will include forecasts of the educational, office, retail, health care, hotel, warehouse and multifamily market segments.  
9:15 – 10:15 am
Water-Based Adhesives: Basics, Regulations, Trends
Jaye Schroeder, Vice President, Wood Adhesives Market Development North America, Franklin Adhesives and Polymers

This presentation will present the basics of water based adhesive usage, raw materials that impact costs, and compliance with environmental regulations. We will also discuss trends to prepare future user operations.
10:30 – 11:30 am
UL 10B and 10C Changes that Improve Fire Door Testing
Matt Schumann, Industry Manager, Resistance and Containment, UL

The presentation will focus on the progression of fire door labeling and certification practices from the early 1900s until today, and then preview what is coming around the corner for the fire door industry. We will also take a look at trends and concerns that should be on the radars of the attendees regarding architectural wood doors and then complete our discussion with an overview of fire door testing methods in use today in key markets such as North America, the Middle East and Europe.

11:30 am – 12 pm
Field Installation of Fire Glass under Label Service: How do Manufacturers and Distributors Prepare?
Steve Farley, VP of Commercial Sales, TruStile Doors

NFPA 80 requires glazing materials in vision panels to be, “… installed in accordance with inspection service procedures and under label service.” This means that the installer of fire glass in fire doors must be either the manufacturer or a party authorized to apply fire labels under the manufacturer’s machining listings. It is becoming more common for purchase orders to request fire doors without glazing with the expectation that this will be done in the field. What happens when doors ship to a job site? This program will discuss the challenges placed on manufacturers those faced by door distributors who must change how they bid and furnish product so as to preserve fire label integrity.

For more information and to register, visit the WDMA National Architectural Door Conference website.