I’ll be wandering in Rome today..the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Piazza Navona. And if I survive, there’s more to see in Rome tomorrow!
In the #4 position of the Top 10 posts is another article from my monthly column – Decoded: Panic Hardware Refresher. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that panic hardware was one of the reasons I started learning about codes in the first place.
The story goes like this…sometime in the mid-1990’s, I wanted to find out what circumstances would mandate panic hardware in Massachusetts. I don’t remember why the question came up…it was before I entered the wild and wacky world of specwriting. I did what we all used to do before Google – I asked my coworkers and other people I knew in the industry. The crazy thing was that nobody could tell me exactly where to find the answer.
From that experience I realized that the door and hardware industry really needed more education on codes, since the codes and standards affect so many aspects of our business. I started learning about code requirements, then training architects and distributors. Eventually I was spending so much time on codes that I asked the company to make it my full time job – and they did! I think the level of understanding about codes in the door and hardware industry has grown tremendously in the last 10 years, and I hope that I’ve had a hand in that.
Here’s the #4 post – Decoded: Panic Hardware Refresher
There are lots of other posts about panic hardware, so if you don’t need a refresher, maybe one of these will be useful:
- QQ: Panic Hardware on Residential Occupancies
- QQ: Field Painted Panic Hardware
- QQ: Panic Hardware and Mag-Locks
- QQ: Panic Hardware – Touchpad Length
- WWYD? Panic Hardware, No Closer?
- WWYD? Panic Hardware Corrosion
- Decoded: Panic Hardware Requirements for Rooms Housing Electrical Equipment
There are also some whiteboard videos about panic hardware: