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Feb 15 2016

The Design-Bid-Build Process (video)

Category: Back-2-Basics,VideosLori @ 10:48 am Comments (11)

Here’s the last whiteboard animation video in the current “Intro to Door Hardware” series…about the design-bid-build process for new construction.  We’re working on the next group of videos, so let me know what you’d like to see covered!

The rest of our whiteboard animation videos can be found on the Allegion Training page, or on the Videos page of

What other topics would you like to see addressed in future videos?

11 Responses to “The Design-Bid-Build Process (video)”

  1. Eric says:

    Great video! My CSI chapter has just started study classes for the CDT exam. This is perfect! How about the Design-Build project delivery method next?

  2. SJL says:

    One good idea might be to have video demonstrations of some of the various lock functions…

    • Lori says:

      We have a couple of videos on lock functions – 1 for mortise and 1 for cylindrical. Is there other information you’d like to see addressed about functions?

      – Lori

      • SJL says:

        It is limited to only 6 of the 30+ functions available (passage, privacy, office, classroom, classroom security, and storeroom). NONE of them include deadbolt functions on the L-series, nor the L9056 (office with automatic unlocking), nor the classroom holdback lock, nor my favorite–the classroom deadbolt with the unlock-only thumbturn. Also, the new L909x and the L949x functions. Also, code requirements for deadbolts (must be interconnected with the latchset in anything other than a residential unit). And the videos that we currently have don’t actually demonstrate the lock functions in action.

        • Lori says:

          Ok – got it. I don’t know how well we’ll be able to demonstrate lock functions in action using a whiteboard animation video, but it sounds like we at least need one on deadbolts and one on electromechanical locks.

          – Lori

  3. David Barbaree says:

    Nicely done!
    I’d love to see a video that emphasizes the importance of clear specifications based on real world product and installation/integration performance and how it translates to the actual end product lifespan. Too many contractors are told by facility managers to “match the existing” or “just find something cheap” that will do the job.
    Even when there are specs, they can be ignored when there is no one there in time to enforce them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen architects walking through a punchlist with blue tape marking minor paint or wall finish defects while passing by doors, hardware, and especially installations that don’t meet the specs or even industry standards. Many times it takes a Division 8 & 28 spec writer or better yet, technical troubleshooter to find the problems on behalf of the end user.
    To use the analogy in the video, it’s like writing laws without law enforcement to make sure the laws are followed.

    In my opinion, it requires the cooperation between the design team and the facility maintenance teams.

  4. Newbie says:

    Wow! I love this video… I’m starting my journey in the D8 any advise?

    And question, what’s a good doors and hardware estimating software?

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