Certifications and Memberships
Providing the best services and products is our mission at Oscar F. Henry. The members of our Team are regularly continuing their education and updating their certifications as necessary. We are trained to do the best possible job for you.
You should be in CSI if you're an architect, a specifier, a product representative, a contractor, or any other kind of construction professional, and you want to know more than your piece of a project. CSI members have an in-depth understanding of construction because what they know goes beyond their job. They spend time with professionals from other fields, and learn how they fit with the rest of the building team. They are experts in the process of identifying real world building product solutions, communicating those solutions in construction documents, and ensuring that all the members of the construction team are building the facility the owner wants and is paying for. Their employers benefit from their ability to see everyone's role in a project, and because CSI members can deliver on time and on budget.
Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) are trained to recognize a builder’s hardware requirements for door openings in all types of public, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. AHCs coordinate thousands of builders' hardware items and options to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements. To become an AHC, a person must first have worked in the industry a minimum of 5 years (3 years serving in the apprentice program). During this time they must attend hundreds of hours of classes concerning all aspects of the builder’s hardware industry including fire and life safety code requirements and specification writing. At the conclusion of the apprentice program, all applicants wanting to become AHCs must then pass an in-depth 2 day testing process covering builder’s hardware. Once becoming an AHC in order to retain your credentials it requires over 100 hours of continuing education credits every three years. This insures that an AHC is up-to-date with all the latest codes, industry changes and products.
Between the forest and the final user, products may undergo many stages of processing, manufacturing and distribution. FSC Chain-of-Custody certification traces the path of products from forests through the supply chain, verifying that FSC-certified material is identified or kept separated from non-certified material throughout the chain. Any company in this supply chain, including harvesters, processors, manufacturers, distributors, printers, retailers* or anyone that is taking ownership of the forest product before the end user, needs to be FSC certified to be able to label or promote their products as FSC certified.
The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) is the only professional association dedicated to the Architectural Openings Industry. With the purpose of advancing life safety and security within the built environment, DHI represents the North American openings marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification. With the focus on our members, DHI strives to be the indispensable resource for industry trends, best business practices and advanced education. DHI remains a powerful advocate for creating a favorable code environment in the life safety and security industry.