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Construction Specifier

Code Requirements for Doors with Access Control

This article was published in the March 2013 issue of Construction Specifier.   When specifying electrified hardware for an access control system, there’s often confusion about which code requirements to follow and what system components are needed.  Because one set of code requirements is titled “Access-Controlled Egress Doors”, a common misunderstanding is that all electrified hardware […]

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Fire Doors – Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

This article was published in the October 2013 issue of Construction Specifier and won CSI’s Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award!! Fire doors are an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system, and doors in a means of egress provide life safety by allowing people to exit quickly when necessary. Still, the requirements […]

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Understanding New Accessibility Requirements for Doors

The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design went into effect in March 2012, but there are several requirements that continue to surprise architects and specifiers…

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Construction Specifier: Hazards of Traditional Wired Glass

(Note: If you’re in the St. Louis area, there is a school security seminar coming up on July 22th, and there’s still space if you want to attend.) Today’s post: I haven’t posted much about traditional wired glass lately, but the hazard continues to be present in existing schools and other facilities…

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Construction Specifier: Understanding Code Requirements for Panic Hardware

This article is currently posted on ConstructionSpecifier.com…The question, “When is panic hardware required by code?” is one that many specifiers continue to struggle with because there isn’t a simple answer to this seemingly simple question…

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Construction Specifier: Battling the Barricade

In the wake of any tragedy, society struggles collectively to process the loss. For some it is the loss of friends and loved ones, but for most it is our feelings of safety and trust in the overall goodness of our fellow man that are diminished or seemingly lost entirely. In their place, we are filled with an overwhelming desire to do something…

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