Continuing Education Programs


C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Inc. is committed to the development and exchange of information and learning topics by offering continuing education opportunities to the architectural community. We currently offer two face-to-face (live) instructional courses delivered by our Architectural Consultants, as well as two self-study online course exams.

Lunch & Learn Courses

Course Number: CHIAIA001FD
Course Title: Designing with Rolling Steel Fire Doors

Course Description:
In this one hour live course design professionals will learn about Rolling Steel Fire Doors and proper specification. We will review best practices for fire door design and illustrate why this design is critical to fire safety. Through a review on application examples, design details and applicable codes and rating systems, the design professional will gain an insightful understanding on rolling steel fire doors.

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Course Number: CHIAIA003RDCS
Course Title: Exploring Rolling Doors & Commercial Sectional Doors: Understanding the Operation, Installation, Safety Features & Design Options

Course Description:
In this one hour live course design professionals will be informed about the inheirent traits of rolling steel doors and commercial sectional doors. Participants in this course will gain an understanding about the Operation, Installation, Safety & Design Options available for commercial rolling and commercial sectional garage doors which will help determine th best door type to utilize for a particular application.

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Course Number: CHIAIA002SG
Course Title: Solutions in the Design Process Utilizing Security Grilles

Course Description:
This course will examine the use of Security Grille Doors in the design process. Participants will learn about the main operation choices, mounting, layout and aesthetic design options and which of these are best suited to achieve desired project goals including safety, visual access, air circulation and aesthetics.

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Online Courses

Our two classes, "Specifying Rolling Steel Fire Doors" and "Residential Garages and Overhead Doors" are each approved AIA/CES courses offered to you at no cost. Credit earned upon completion of a class will be automatically reported to CES Records for AIA members.

Course Formats: These are structured, web-based, self study courses with final exams.
Course Credit: 1 Health Safety & Welfare (HSW) learning unit (LU)
Completion Certificate from CHIOHD: A copy is sent to you by email or you can print one upon successful completion of a course with an 80% score or higher. If you have any difficulties printing or receiving by email please send requests to carol@ronblank.com

Course Number: CHI08A
Course Title: Specifying Rolling Steel Fire Doors

Course Description:
Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the fundamental aspects of Rolling Steel Fire Doors addressing NFPA 80 mandates, listing and labeling definitions, approved manufacturing and installation standards, approved fire wall construction details, and various code and regulatory bodies. C.H.I. course delivered by Ron Blank & Associates.

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Course Number: CHI08B
Course Title: Residential Garages and Overhead Doors

Course Description:
Upon completion of this course, you will understand the history and evolution of the residential garage as a design element of the home. The class will address solutions to design planning and renovation projects. It will discuss a variety of residential overhead garage door types and their construction. C.H.I. course delivered by Ron Blank & Associates.

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