Education Sessions

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 3 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 3 CEP points.
Code Updates Panel
Lori Greene, DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, FDHI, Manager of Codes and Resources, Allegion
Kurt Roeper, Director - Industry Affairs, Codes & Standards, ASSA ABLOY
John Woestman, Codes and Regulatory Manager, Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
Mark J. Berger - President, Securitech Group, Inc. & Chair, BHMA Codes & Government Affairs Committee

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 5 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 3 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 1 CEP point.
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 1 CEP point.
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 1 CEP point.
EPA Formaldehyde Rule – Essential Information for Manufacturers and Specifiers
Jeff Inks, SR Vice President Advocacy, WDMA  
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products regulation published on December 12, 2016, becomes effective March 21, 2017. All manufacturers (including importers), fabricators, suppliers, distributors, and retailers of composite wood products, and component parts or finished goods containing these materials, must comply by Dec. 12, 2017. Laminated products must comply by Dec. 12, 2023. This session will provide the latest updates on implementation and the key provisions door manufacturers and specifiers need to know in preparation for the Dec. 12 compliance date.

Eligible for 3 CEP points.
How to Be a Leader, Manager and Coach!
Johnny Walker, MA, CPC, Executive Coach and Facilitator   During this breakout session you will engage in roundtable discussions with your peers about these three distinct dimensions of leadership and how they impact employee engagement. 

By the end of this session you will have a better idea of which area you want to focus on in order to increase employee engagement with your team, division or organization. 

Eligible for 1 CEP point.
Improve Your Communication And Revenues!
Johnny Walker, MA, CPC, Executive Coach and Facilitator
Communication is the key to success for all relationships. In this breakout session you will engage in roundtable discussions with your peers on what creates great communication as it relates to teams within your organization and with external customers. You will also discover how communication impacts revenues.  By the end of this session you will be able to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in communication, giving you an opportunity to increase productivity and revenues for your organization.  

Eligible for 1 CEP point.
Door Assemblies – Complying with NFPA 101® and NFPA 80 
Ron Coté, P.E., Technical Lead for Life Safety, NFPA  
Attend this session to learn how NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® works with NFPA 80, Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives to help ensure fire doors are maintained over the life of a building. The session will address fire door assembly inspection and testing from the viewpoint of health care occupancy operators – the group most significantly impacted by the 2016 change by which CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, moved from enforcing the 2000 edition of NFPA 101 to the 2012 edition. Health care facilities now must inspect and test their fire door assemblies annually.  

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the interplay between NFPA 101 and NFPA 80 for maintaining fire door assemblies over the life of a building
  • Differentiate between door assemblies that are required to be fire doors and those that aren’t
  • Locate and apply the NFPA 80 fire door assembly inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements
  • Determine if they have the requisite skills to serve as the Qualified Person for performing fire door assembly inspection and testing; or if they will need to contract for such services
Eligible for 3 CEP points.
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