When I downloaded this stock photo to use with today’s post, I started thinking…“Does this represent how I’m feeling today?  Is it overly cheery and hopeful? Can anyone smile about MORE e-learning?  Is anyone’s kitchen actually that clean?”  I could be accused of thinking too much, but I do pay attention to these things.

The truth is…I do feel hopeful.  Although this has been a terrible time for so many, I see signs of better days ahead.  The isolation is still tough, but my family is healthy.  I am able to work – to continue to provide training and support on codes, and even to influence future code requirements. Where I live, the unofficial first day of spring is February 2nd, and the daily temperatures are already rising.  I am using this time to get organized and prepare for the future – and that includes taking advantage of online education.

Even if e-learning is not your preferred training method, there is valuable information offered in online classes and they allow much greater access and convenience.  This is a good time for people who are new to the industry to take advantage of the Allegion 101 series; and for those with more experience, our national trainers continue their Webinar Wednesday sessions.

The Allegion 101 series is for people who are new to the industry, new to the Allegion family of brands, or just want to learn more about hardware (all times are Eastern).  Tuesday’s session is:

  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm Allegion 101. Hang the Door: Ives
    • In this session, you will learn about butt hinges, continuous hinges, and pivots. Become familiar with the Ives model numbers/nomenclature for some of our most popular hinges and pivots. Learn the basics of choosing the right hanging hardware for an opening. In a product category for which many people underestimate its complexity, join this session to get the hang of it!

The complete list of classes in the Allegion 101 series is here and you can register using the links on the Allegion Virtual Events Calendar. If you miss a class, the recordings are on the Event Board of the Allegion Training Page.


Here are the sessions scheduled for Webinar Wednesday (all times are Eastern):

  • 10:00am – 11:30am: Low Energy Automatic Operator Fundamentals
    • Automatic operators can help facilities and people with accessibility issues and touchless access preferences, but selecting the correct operator can be confusing. Is it permissible to use a motion detector to activate the door? Does a wave to activate actuator meet the Knowing Act requirements of the ANSI standards? Join us as we explore the differences between Low Energy automatic operators and Full Power (High Energy) automatic operators. Learn what the standards require for proper speed adjustments and opening force requirements for doors with automatic operators. Find out which LCN operators provide the most adjustability to meet building owner needs. Jeff Tock, AHC and Regional Training Manager for Allegion, will guide you through the exercise of choosing the operator that can best meet your needs.
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Access Control for Stairwells
    • Stairwell openings provide unique challenges for hardware and security professionals. As fire-rated openings, they must meet the requirements as defined by our building codes. And, as stairwell openings, there are another set of requirements set by our building codes around re-entry requirements. In the event of a fire, the codes want to ensure no one gets caught in a smoke-filled stairwell. Join John Dalrymple, our End User Training Manager, to learn more about how to meet these very important requirements while also addressing a multi-story building’s access control needs.
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Basic Hardware: Keying, Locks, and Exit Devices
    • If you are new to the world of door hardware, this event is for you. Gordon Malczewski, our Schlage Training Manager, will address lock functions and their applications and the basics of panic and fire exit hardware. He will introduce you to key systems as well.
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Introduction to Republic Doors & Frames
    • Republic Doors and Frames joined our Allegion family of brands in 2017. In this session, our Steelcraft and Republic Training Manager, Leon Starks, will introduce you to Republic, one of the founding members of the Steel Door Institute (SDI). Learn about Republic’s two frame series, their profiles, and anchors. Familiarize yourself with Republic doors, including their popular options and models. Leon will also touch on the hardware preparations available for Republic frames and doors.

Visit the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar for more information and to register for any of these sessions.

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