International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2015

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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I n s t i t u t e o f D o o r D e a l e r E d u c a t i o n a n d A c c r e d i t a t i o n NEWS&EVENTS By Todd Thomas IDEA Managing Director 72 International Door & Operator Industry™ During the past several years, IDEA has produced educational content for the IDAExpo targeted towards technicians, and attendance at these technical programs has continued to be steady. The 2016 IDAExpo, which will take place April 27-30 in Las Vegas, will be no different. For the past three years, a two-day technical training school on Commercial Rolling/Rolling Steel Fire Doors has exceeded 40 students, the majority of whom have sat for the IDEA bundled certifcation examinations that follow the course, which is based on the curricula for those two programs. This means that attendees can earn both IDEA certifcations in Commercial Rolling Door Systems and Rolling Steel Fire Doors. The two-day school on Commercial Rolling/Rolling Steel Fire Doors covers: • Types of Doors • Codes, Standards and Organizations • Rolling Door Materials and Finishes • Rolling Door Components • Types of Jambs • Methods of Operation • Fire Door Automatic Closing Devices • Obtaining and Installing the Correct Rolling Door • Electric Operator Installation • Service and Operation of Rolling Doors • The Importance of Safety • Summary and Review Plan Now for Technician Opportunities at the (continued on page 74)

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