Get more education and more from your time at the Exposition by combining the two. DHI exhibitors will present quick 15-minute SolutionSessions on the tradeshow floor during expo hours. By participating in these sessions, you will learn from presenters the available solutions to application issues you face with new products, technologies or potential new suppliers.

Be sure to add these sessions to your CoNEXTions schedule so you don’t miss them!

1:30 – 1:45 pm Activar Construction Products Group
1:55 – 2:10 pm Anemostat Door Products
2:20 – 2:35 pm Securitech Group, Inc.
2:45 – 3:00 pm Security Door Controls
3:10 – 3:25 pm ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
3:35 – 3:50 pm HAWA Americas, Inc.
4:00 – 4:15 pm Rediframe Products, Division of Dunbarton Corporation
4:25 – 4:40 pm General Partitions Mfg. Corp.
4:50 – 5:05 pm Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association, Division of NAAMM
5:155:30 pm Kaba ADS Americas

9:309:45 am contractERP
9:55 – 10:10 am TRIMCO
10:20 – 10:35 am AMBICO Limited
10:45 – 11:00 am emullion Corporation
11:10 – 11:25 am Zero International, Inc.
11:35 – 11:50 National Guard Products, Inc.
12:00 – 12:15 HMF Express

Activar Construction Products Group

Thursday | 1:30 pm-1:45 pm
Privacy Options for Doors
Two new privacy options from the Air Louvers division of Activar Construction Products will be introduced in this session. The new Privacy Shade is easily added to any vision frame on the market in about one minute. The new PDVSL brings a twist to the popular Slimline vision frame: a hinged door attached to the vision lite that securely stays in place whether open or shut. From schools to offices, these solutions provide complete vision and light blocking.

Ambico limited

Friday | 10:20 am-10:35 am
Only the Sounds You Want to Hear: Acoustic Wood Doors and Steel Frames
AMBICO is an industry leader and a forerunner in the development of acoustic wood door and steel frame assemblies. Noise control is a key component of the current built environment—as a security product in conference areas and as an aid in classroom settings. These products have become essential on a wide number of routine construction projects. Whether your customer requires stock acoustic wood doors and steel frames or custom acoustic wood products, AMBICO’s experienced team will work collaboratively to meet your firm’s need for practical solutions.

Anemostat Door Products

Thursday | 1:55 pm-2:10 pm
Glazing Beyond the Norm
Anemostat has always had a complete line of fire-rated vision frames and door louvers for your wood or steel door needs. But did you know that in addition to Fire- and Safety-Rated glazing, we have been selling Specialty Glazing Products for over 20 years? We are also providers of X-Ray Glass, an STC-Rated Glass/Frame assembly, an FBC/UL-approved Hurricane-Rated Glass/Frame assembly, and a Bullet-Resistance-Rated Glazing/Frame unit.


Thursday | 3:10 pm- 3:25pm
K12 Safety and Security Solutions
Creating an ideal learning environment requires careful balancing of numerous facility challenges such as security, safety, sound control and sustainability. ASSA ABLOY is helping schools achieve this delicate balance with door and hardware innovations that address these areas of concern. Our session will review the multitude of solutions—from advanced access control devices to mechanical lock and key systems, along with high-performance openings that address windstorm, acoustics and energy efficiency— to enable more precise selection of products to protect the specific assets behind each opening. 


Friday | 9:30 am-9:45 am
Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Business?
Learn if your business should consider cloud computing, and explore the differences between running your business software on-premise or in the cloud. Join contractERP® to discover what you need to know about cloud-based computing for your small to medium-sized architectural openings business.

EMULLION corporation

Friday | 10:45 am-11:00 am
Detailing in the Cloud
Join emullion to learn how and why your architectural opening business should be using detailing software that is in the cloud. Explore how e/PWS and its latest cloud-based technology can revolutionize your business.

General Partitions MFG. CORP.

Thursday | 4:25 pm-4:40 pm
Toilet Partitions Configurator: Estimating & Design Software Demo
Come join us as we reveal the latest technology that allows you to design and quote your partitions layouts in just minutes. Our newly developed online configurator is a powerful asset and very user friendly. This makes quoting partitions fast and fun. Simply choose the material, select the layout required, input the measurements, and in seconds the drawing is completed, as well as your price quote.

Hawa americas, inc.

Thursday | 3:35 pm-3:50 pm
Sliding Hardware 101: Terminology and Applications
As we see it, sliding hardware systems are more than utilitarian engineering. They are fascinating architectural design elements that facilitate trend-setting construction styles, delineate new rooms, help save space and time, resolve problems, and provide a source of inspiration. Our session will focus on basic sliding hardware terminology, the applications made possible by such hardware, and our most recent innovations in the world of sliding hardware.

HMF Express

Friday | 12:00 pm-12:15 pm
Save Time and Money with KD Elevation Frames
Join industry leader HMF Express to see our wide array of KD elevation frames, including sidelights and transoms. Learn how they can be used in retrofit and new construction to save you time and money. You will see live installation demonstrations by the creator of the product line. HMF Express will demonstrate the secret for you to make more money while making your contractor happier in this 10- to 15-minute session.

Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association

Thursday | 4:50 pm-5:05 pm
Overview of Hollow Metal Door and Frame Technical Literature Available from HMMA
HMMA is committed to writing industry standards to ensure that proper installation and handling of hollow metal doors and frames are met on every jobsite. HMMA has free resources available, from how hollow metal doors and frames are manufactured, to installation instructions, to fire-rated assemblies. HMMA also has ANSI Standards and Specifications for specifying hollow metal doors and frames, including commercial, security, stainless and sound-retardant (acoustical). In addition, HMMA’s Tech Notes answer commonly asked questions regarding hollow metal. Presented by Rachel Smith (Karpen Steel Custom Doors & Frames), member of NAAMM’s Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association.


Thursday | 5:15 pm-5:30 pm
Grow Your Business in the Multihousing Market with Kaba
A Kaba multihousing solution is about more than locks, credentials and software. It’s about working with other systems already in place like perimeter access readers. Dual credential keys feature our standard InSync key (with Hitag S technology) combined with various protocols of other hard-wired access control systems for single key convenience. They can now include PROX, MIFARE®, or DESFire® technology for seamless integration.

National Guard Products, Inc.

Friday | 11:35 am-11:50 am
Fire- and Safety-Impact-Rated Glass for Doors
This straight-forward presentation explains the properties of various types of glass available for doors that meet IBC requirements. The presentation will include handouts and samples. Afterward, participants will understand how to select the most appropriate type of glass based on specifications and project requirements.

Rediframe Products Division of Dunbarton Corporation

Thursday | 4:00 pm-4:15 pm
Time Is Money: Rediframe Saves You BOTH!
The Dunbarton Team will show you the advantages in time and cost savings by using Prefinished Rediframe, Rediflex or Hollow Metal frames for your projects. Two lucky attendees will each win a $50 gift card. Must be present to win.

Securitech GROUP, Inc.

Thursday | 2:20 pm-2:35 pm
Specifying Electrified Hardware…So Integrators Will Understand
If we can’t understand systems integrator jargon, why should we expect them to understand ours? Securitech has created nomenclature for a cross-platform mechanical and electric product numbering system that can be understood by systems integrators and hardware specialists alike. Detailing electrified hardware for cylindrical or mortise openings, all types of exit devices, and retrofit trim for existing exit devices can be accomplished without having multiple sources and schemes. Spend 15 minutes, and simplify your life!

Security Door Controls

Thursday | 2:45 pm-3:00 pm
Retrofit Exit Devices for Access Control
SDC’s Quiet DUO™ LR100 Series Electric Latch Retraction Kit with a new motor assembly retrofits most brands of mechanical exit devices: SDC, Adams Rite, Corbin Russwin, Dor-O-Matic, Falcon, PHI, Sargent, Von Duprin, Yale. With higher voltage tolerance—up to 26.5 volts—and stronger pulling force, the LR100 provides quiet, low-current 700mA Inrush, 200mA Continuous @ 24VDC durability. When paired with other SDC access control components, compatibility is guaranteed.


Friday | 9:55 am-10:10 am
Bactericidal Hardware for Schools and Hospitals/Medical Facilities
Bactericidal hardware is the only hardware available that is a natural and ongoing killer of bacteria—perfect for many applications but especially for use in schools and medical buildings where disease and infections are prevalent and problematic. We will discuss the hardware we provide, which greatly reduces the spread of bacteria and infectious disease.


International, Inc.
Friday | 11:10 am-11:25 am
Acoustical Gasketing Solutions: Why, Where and Practical Value
Zero International will discuss how sound gasketing products are evolving and where they are being used in response to fast-changing codes and standards, liability concerns, and quality-of-life expectations. As an industry leader in the design, manufacturing and testing of acoustical systems, Zero will offer sound solutions that can help turn the challenges of meeting these changes into opportunities for growth and profit. Presented by Jerry Heid, AHC.

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