About Me

My name is Keith E. Pardoe and I am president of Pardoe Consulting, LLC.  I began my career in the architectural/commercial door and hardware industry in the mid-1980s working for door and hardware distributors.  I earned my Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC) certification from the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) in 1991.  Shortly afterwards I earned my Certified Door Consultant (CDC) certification from DHI.  In between earning my AHC and CDC professional certifications, I earned my Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) credential from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

In 1996 my career path led me to become a member of the staff of the Door and Hardware Institute, where for most of the following 18+ years I was responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the DHI certification and education programs.  Among my many accomplishments during my time at DHI, I led the development of DHI’s training and credentialing program for the safety inspections of swinging fire and egress door assemblies—the Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI) credential—DHI’s newest professional credential.  Another highlight of my career occurred in 2004 when I received the Distinguished Honors (DAHC) award in recognition of my technical expertise.

Over the years I have participated in the development of the codes and standards that affect swinging fire and egress door assemblies.  Most notably, NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, and NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives—publications of the National Fire Protection Association.  My contributions to these publications included many proposals for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire and egress door assemblies.

I have had the pleasure of instructing many face-to-face and online training classes for people who work in the door and hardware industry, as well as speaking to groups of code enforcement officials and facilities maintenance people across the country.  In addition, I authored publications for the Door Security & Safety Foundation (a sister organization of the DHI) to promote safety inspections of fire and egress door assemblies. 

My purpose in providing you with this information is to make you aware that I have acquired a great deal of technical knowledge, expertise, and skill over my career; all of which I will bring to your project.  If you have a project or facility for which you have fire and egress door assembly concerns, I can help. 

Call or email me to discuss your project’s needs.