Steel Door Institute (SDI) was established in 1954 as a non-profit business association that develops standards for steel doors and frames. These standards are available free of charge so architects can ensure quality and consistency of steel doors and frames. SDI members are the only manufacturers that have been audited to ensure they meet our standards.
Learn what you need to know about steel doors and frames because every building has them. See how fire ratings work and the different performance capabilities of doors. You will also learn about the most common door upgrades to improve your building.
Describe the various components of steel doors and frames
Explain the basics of fire rated openings and how to avoid negating a rating
Discuss the performance levels of doors, and how to avoid over- or under-specifying doors’ gauges
Describe the importance of hinge and strike locations, including the importance of proper reinforcement
List the types of specialty doors that are available and the general performance capabilities of each
Design Category (CSI Division):
(08) Doors, Windows and Openings
AIA Course Number:
Slide Show - No Audio
Course & Quiz Details:
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion