It’s one more week until DHI’s annual conference – conNextions, and I’ll be in Orlando with Tim Weller and TJ Gottwalt to teach the very popular Code Jeopardy!  If you’ll be attending the conference, I hope to see you in some of our sessions – 3 of the Code Jeopardy classes are more “basic” (but very educational!) questions, and 3 classes have more “advanced” questions (on need-to-know topics!).  This is a fun way to learn about codes – yes, I said “FUN!”

Plan to attend 1 Basic and 1 Advanced session – no fair repeating the same class twice just so you can win!  Each session will be repeated 3 times so everyone has a chance to rotate between the various classes that are available.  There is limited seating, so first-come, first-served.  The circulation time between classes is short, so please come to our booth (#405) during exhibit hours to ask your pressing code questions or just to chat.  🙂

If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late – advance registration at a discounted rate is available until April 28th!  Here’s the registration link!  I’m in the process of registering both classes for DHI CEP points, so that’s another incentive to attend if you’re part of the continuing education program.


Code Jeopardy – Basic and Advanced Sessions

Basic: Wednesday, May 4 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm and 3:50 – 4:35pm and Thursday, May 5 | 10:40 – 11:25 am

Advanced: Wednesday, May 4 | 2:55 – 3:40 pm and Thursday, May 5 | 9:45 – 10:30 am and 11:35 am – 12:20 pm

Let’s play Code Jeopardy!  This is your opportunity to get a refresher on the code requirements for door openings and find out what’s new in a fun and engaging format.  Teams will compete to see who is most familiar with the requirements of the International Building Code, NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, NFPA 101- Life Safety Code, and the accessibility standards.  Two different sessions will be offered: one covering the basic requirements, and one with more advanced questions.  The 2015 codes have already been adopted in several jurisdictions, so come and see what’s new!

Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI, CCPR, Manager of Codes and Resources, Allegion

  • Greene has 30 years of industry experience as a distributor and specification writer and now provides support and education on the code requirements that apply to door openings. She is a member of the BHMA Codes and Government Affairs Committee, which works in code development, and is also very involved with school security/safety awareness. Her blog is a popular resource for the industry, and a post from this website is published in each issue of Doors & Hardware as her monthly Decoded column.

TJ Gottwalt, AHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR, CM-BIM, Strategic Architectural Account Manager, Allegion

  • With more than 40 years of industry experience providing consultation and solutions for door openings, Gottwalt builds trusting relationships with the world’s leading architectural firms and aids the door and hardware consultants employed by Allegion in assisting architects in the proper specifying of doors and hardware. As an advocate for lifelong learning, Gottwalt has been a member of many architectural organization committees and is a frequent contributing author for industry journals.

Tim Weller, AHC/CDC, FDAI, Manager of Codes, Standards and Sustainability, Allegion

  • Weller has 38 years of industry experience encompassing business ownership (sales, service, and installation), as well as manufacturer’s rep and sales management experience. In his current role he works in the development of codes and standards, as well as efforts impacting sustainability for the door and hardware industry.

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