Education Sessions

Grow Your Business through Fire Door Inspections
Paul Baillargeon, AHC, FDAI, Door Security & Safety Foundation, Vice President, Technical Consulting
The Door Security & Safety Foundation has created awareness presentations outlining the requirements of NFPA 80 regarding maintenance and inspections of fire and egress doors. Upon completion of these presentations, healthcare and other types of facility maintenance personnel then require local expertise to support their inspection, remediation, and ongoing maintenance needs. That’s where DHI’s distributors and FDAIs come in. Learn more about these presentations and how you can grow your customer base through collaboration with the Foundation.

Eligible for CEP points.
Understanding Tornado and Hurricane Codes: Current ICC 500 Codes and FEMA 361/320 Guidelines Concerning Components and Cladding
James Bell, CSI, CDT, Windstorm Coordinator for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
This session will help attendees understand the new ICC 500 2014, FEMA P361 2015 and FEMA P320 2014 codes, as well as changes in the 2015 IBC and the extensive changes included in the ICC-500 2014.  Participants will learn best practices in placement and design for in-school shelters; the importance of making the proper choices in selecting doors and hardware to meet these code requirements; and why independent third-party certification and labels are now required showing testing passed. You will also understand the difference between doors when meeting the impact testing as well as specifying door assemblies and tested assemblies only that meets building codes, life safety codes, and accessibility requirements.

Eligible for CEP points.
Organizing and Conducting a Keying Conference
Clyde T. Roberson, AHC, CPP, CML, CMST, Director of Field Services and International Sales, Medeco Security Locks
This session includes an introduction to the critical elements for conducting successful key system design meetings. The course will cover at a high level the deliverables and objectives required from a successful keying meeting, as well as best practices, checklists, three main approaches, traps to avoid, and methods to use in organizing and controlling the meeting.

Eligible for CEP points.
Codes Panel
Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI, CCPR, Manager of Codes and Resources, Allegion
Attend a panel discussion about upcoming code changes and issues that members of the BHMA Codes & Government Affairs Committee have been working on. Would you like to understand what’s new and the motivation behind some of the changes? The BHMA Codes & Government Affairs Committee was involved in dozens of code change proposals for the 2018 model codes and can help to prepare you for the approved changes and clarifications to come.

Eligible for CEP points.
BIM for Construction and Facilities
Your customer expects the percentage of his or her work that involves BIM to increase dramatically in the coming years. Positive ROI on investment in BIM technology is driving increased investment in the IT infrastructure to support this growing design and construction technology. Come hear what’s new directly from the BIM suppliers and how you can get up to speed quickly.

Eligible for CEP points.
Eliminating Unnecessary Retainage
James J. Sienicki, Esq., Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
Christopher P. Colyer, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

Retainage has been a problem for subcontractors for years, but you may see improvements in your contracts, your negotiating skills, and in obtaining payment earlier after attending this workshop. By changing contract language to avoid or limit retainage, you can get paid more when you finish your work rather than your retainage payment being held until the end of the project.

Learn how to ensure fair contract language by eliminating or limiting retainage through new contract language and understand industry standards on retainage that range from industry leading groups to the federal government’s positions on retainage. Additionally, you’ll increase your negotiating skills by clarifying your customer’s and your own perspectives.

Eligible for CEP points.
Understand the Risks of Pay-if-Paid Clauses and Get More "Pay" and Less "If"
James J. Sienicki, Esq., Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
Christopher P. Colyer, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

Getting paid for your work is essential in your business. Understanding the risks of a Pay-if-Paid clause is likewise essential. Come find out what the "if" in pay-if-paid really means and how big of an "if" it is. Learn the real risks of signing contracts that contain "Pay-if-Paid" clauses, how to spot the differences between "Pay-if-Paid" and "Pay-when-Paid" clauses, and how to get a clear understanding of the risks to evaluate and eliminate or minimize the risk of nonpayment.

Eligible for CEP points.
Unlocking Surety Credit - Keys to the What, Why, and How of Surety Bonds
Deborah K. Anderson, AFSB, Underwriting Executive, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC / INSURICA ®
Cliff Spickler, Senior Surety Account Executive, Zurich Surety

At one time or another, every contractor will encounter the requirement for bonding as part of securing a new project. The question is: Are you prepared to obtain the bond or will you pass on an opportunity when—not if—it comes knocking on your door?

An accomplished surety bond professional and experienced surety underwriter will help take the mystery out of the world of bonds. Participants will learn:
  • What is a bond and how is it different than insurance?
  • Who are the parties to a bond and what are their responsibilities?
  • What are the most common bonds for contractors and who requires them?
  • How does a company qualify for bonds?
  • What happens if a contractor defaults on a bonded job?
  • Where can I find more information to learn about bonds?
Don’t get ‘locked out’ of an opportunity. Get your questions answered in this session to be ready!

Eligible for CEP points.