LaForce’s AIA continuing education classes are a great way to learn something new or find out about the recent innovations in the construction and security industries. Our consultants will come to your architectural firm, or set up a virtual option, and use their expert knowledge to train your team about the topic that you are interested in – hardware, access control, keying, doors, frames, and more! Check out all of our class options below and contact us today to schedule your lunchtime learning session.
Fundamentals of Architectural Hardware
In this course, you will learn how to identify and correctly specify the different types of architectural hardware including locks, latches, and exit devices. Our experts will also teach you the proper application of each type of hardware in securing door openings depending on the location of the door. After completing this course, you will be able to determine the correct products needed to secure a particular door and the different hardware functions.
Hollow Metal Frames, Hollow Metal Doors & Wood Doors
This class provides you with detailed information about the different types of hollow metal frames, hollow metal doors, and wood doors that are used in construction. Sustainability is especially important to our company and our industry, so we will teach you about the sustainability of hollow metal doors/frames, wood doors, and the various types of cores.
Basic Functions of an Access Control System
Our course on access control is a great way to learn about the growing world of security. We will teach you about the different access control options and the various functions of the products. We will also help you understand the questions you should be asking customers to choose the correct access control system for their building. Ultimately, this class will teach you how to properly identify the correct access control system for different door openings.
Fire Rated Door Openings
During this class, our experts will explain the requirements for fire rated door openings and frames, including the specification of proper hardware. We will also help you understand the limitations of fire rated doors and frames and what are considered acceptable modifications for existing openings. Additionally, we touch on what is involved with a fire door inspection.
Basic Keying of Architectural Hardware
This course is a great resource for learning the basics of keying including master keying terminology and standard key coding symbols. We also explain the disadvantages of cross keying in a building. At the end of this class, you will be able to independently design a simple one-page master key system.
Whether you are looking to learn something new or brush up on the basics, check out our AIA continuing education courses. If your architectural firm is interested in arranging a lunchtime learning session for one of the classes above, contact us by emailing MB-ArchitecturalServices@laforceinc.com or giving us a call at 1.800.236.8858. You can also learn more by visiting the Architectural Services page on our website.