Training

PRODUCT TRAINING

The best way to maximize your knowledge about Special-Lite Entrance Systems is to participate in one of our factory-based or on-site training sessions. We tailor our training sessions to your needs. Installation Training will be scheduled as requested. For more information or to make reservations, call Craig Hartsell, Training Manager, at 1-800-821-6531, extension 272 or email him at craig_hartsell@special-lite.com.

Training Guide PDF

AIA/CES PROGRAMS

These programs are developed specifically for architects and specifiers that are involved in selecting doors for commercial applications. Attendees receive one Health, Safety & Welfare (HS&W) Learning Unit Credit. Special-Lite is an AIA/CES Registered Provider.

Our Programs

To schedule one of these programs for your firm, please contact your local Special-Lite Sales Representative.
FRP-101: Heavy-Duty Flush Doors for Commercial Entrances (click for flyer)
  • • How an entrance functions as a system of interdependent components
  • • How a door’s operating environment affects performance, durability, and lifecycle costs
  • • Key design and construction differences among flush door alternatives
  • • Basic scientific principles and material properties affecting entrance system service life
  • • How to evaluate door performance criteria to choose the right entrance supplier
FRP-401: FRP Entrances: The Science Behind the Door (click for flyer)
  • • What is Fiberglass (FRP)?
  • • A brief history of fiberglass and the architectural benefits of fiberglass.
  • • Material components and methods used in manufacturing fiberglass.
  • • Different types of fiberglass door and frame construction and their performance characteristics.
  • • The different cores used in fiberglass door construction.
  • • Available surface textures and finishes.
  • • Refinishing of a fiberglass surface.
  • • Corrosion and abuse resistance.
  • • Fire Rating

Special-Lite Sponsored CEU Course

Performance and Durability in Retail and Hospitality Design
Attention to materials and product selection improves appearance, comfort, and long term results.
    Learning Objectives:
  • • Identify selected general trends and factors related to specifying high-performance wall finishing systems and heavy-duty doors that can significantly improve the durability and longevity of back-of-house functions in retail and hospitality buildings or spaces.
  • • Assess innovative entrance flooring and advanced mechanical systems that enhance the health, safety, and comfort of occupants in hospitality and retail facilities.
  • • Determine ways to economically address material usage, space enhancements, and occupant comfort while producing designs that meet owner and user needs for energy efficiency, longevity, and performance.
  • • Investigate ways to incorporate specific building technologies into retail and hospitality designs by reviewing project case studies related to safe and functional door systems, innovative wall protection, and thermal comfort.

VIDEOS

Special-Lite training and installation videos