I just got final confirmation that Zeke Wolfskehl and I will be teaching a code class for architects at the 36th annual DHI Conference in New York City!  Prior to the adoption of the 2008 NYC Construction Code, the NYC Building Code was almost as old as me(!), so we’re thinking it’s a good time to make sure everyone is up to date on the current requirements related to doors and hardware.  We’ll talk about the 2003 edition of the International Building Code and what has changed in the more recent editions, as well as variations in the Life Safety Code and the New York City and New York State codes.

  • Do you know when and where panic hardware is required?  (Are you sure?)
  • Which type of hardware is required for stairwell doors, and which stairwell doors need remote unlocking capability?
  • On which occupancy types can delayed egress hardware be used?  Or more important – where is it prohibited?
  • What is checked during a fire door inspection, and when/where are fire door inspections required?
  • Do the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design have any impact on doors and hardware?
  • If you’re not sure of the answers to these questions, Zeke and I will fill you in on these requirements and more!

If you’re an architect in the NYC area, feel free to email me for more information.  There will be AIA continuing education credits available for this class, as well as another class conducted earlier that day by the Steel Door Institute.  The tentative date is Thursday, October 27th at the Javits Convention Center.  Be there or be square!

If you’re not an architect but you’re interested in attending the class, just leave me a comment or send me an email.  I’m not sure whether the attendance will be restricted to architects or not, but this way I can keep you in the loop.

Here are some of my industry pals talking about why you should attend the DHI Conference in NYC.  I hope to see you there!


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