Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net

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Live webinar airing on November 29, 2023 at 2:00 PM EST
Sponsored by Total Door Systems
Presented by Candace Kitchen

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the importance of fire and smoke protection systems.
  2. Recognize the code surrounding fire and smoke door systems.
  3. Explain recommended integrated door systems applications and discover how to specify them.
  4. Identify the benefits of integrated door systems.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
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This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

In this course we will discuss integrated doors systems, sustainability, compliance, and code. We will understand the importance of smoke and fire protection in various applications and vertical markets and how with the proper protection from integrated door systems, you can save lives. We will present benefits of the integrated door system for fire and smoke. As a learner, you will have the opportunity to see real life examples and apply those to current buildings. You will see how and when to use these systems and the simplicity there is when so much weight is on your shoulders.


Photo courtesy of Bassett and Bassett


Candace Kitchen is the primary presenter and educator for Total Door integrated door systems, life safety and building code courses. She has more than four years’ experience in working with architects, engineers, hotels, fire safety personnel and others to ensure that they have the latest information on life safety building codes and product options to ensure compliance. Candace is a central part of Total Door Systems’ customer service team, and helps each customer with her characteristic high energy and positivity.


Total Door Systems Total Door Systems is the global leader in fully integrated door systems that provide unparalleled security and life safety, unmatched reliability, and respect for the integrity of the architect’s vision with a nearly infinite selection of design options. With all parts engineered, manufactured, and assembled from Total Door Systems’ award-winning Waterford, Michigan plant, our integrated door systems arrive complete with fewer parts for streamlined installation, and savings to you in additional buildout and labor costs. Our driving philosophy is the pursuit of perfection. We have built our processes and service around integrity, efficiency, sustainability, and world-class service.
Certifications: (BHMA 156.32, UL EPD, Certificate of Compliance (ITS))


Originally published in November 2023