My next online Decoded class will be held on Wednesday, December 17th from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern.  This is the second class in the series of 4 presented on behalf of the Door & Hardware Institute, and I will cover the requirements for fire door assemblies, including:

  • DHIthe purpose of fire doors
  • fire test methods
  • closing and latching requirements
  • maximum clearances
  • astragals and smokeseal
  • fire exit hardware
  • field modifications and job-site preparations
  • flush bolts and coordinators
  • glazing in fire door assemblies
  • maximum size of signage and type of attachment
  • fire door assembly inspection requirements

To register for Class 2 or the other classes that are being held in January and February, click here.  The classes are free for DHI members, and $25/class for non-members.  Each class is eligible for 5 CEP points for participants in DHI’s Continuing Education Program.

If you missed Class 1 (Introduction & Accessibility) and you are a member of DHI, you can view the recording for free by accessing the members-only DHInteractiv system.  Your DHI member login and password are required for DHInteractiv. Once you login, click the Members Only tab, then click on Resources on the left to access the webinar archive. If you need assistance logging in or accessing the archive, contact or call 703–222-2010.

Here are the steps to find the content on the DHInteractive system:

Step 1: Go to and Login with your ID and password.  If you don’t know this information, you can use this link to send yourself a reminder email.

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Step 2: Click the link in the left sidebar for Membership.

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Step 3: Click the link at the bottom for Members Only.

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Step 4: Click the link for the video.

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