The winner of yesterday’s iDigHardware 10th anniversary Yeti tumbler is Troy Sheeder from the Iowa Department of Transportation!  Click here to see how you can register to win!


Yesterday, my Spanish teacher asked me what I remember about 9/11.  On September 11, 2001, he was a young teenager living in Mexico.  I was living near Boston, 8 months pregnant with my oldest daughter who is now a UTK freshman.  My teacher and I have very different perspectives on the events of that day.  While the question was intended to encourage me to practice my use of verbs in the various past tenses, it made me think about what to write in today’s post.

Of course, I will never forget that day.  I was at my desk when someone from Lindquist Security Technologies told me about the first plane.  I spent the rest of the day in front of the television, in disbelief.  But what can I write that has not already been said countless times?  Today, along with taking time to honor the lives lost, I think the best contribution I can make is to continue educating iDigHardware’s visitors about egress, fire protection, and accessibility, along with security and functionality of doors and hardware.

With that said, here is today’s Wordless Wednesday photo, which I received from Marc Bates.  This occupied building’s egress drawings and exit signs lead to an exit that is blocked, because the adjacent area is under construction.  We need to always be on the lookout for situations like these – our attention to these problems can affect the safety of building occupants.



Note: Several readers have asked for a link to take them directly to a post’s comments, in case they want to come back and see the insight that has been shared on a particular post.  The comment count under each post on the home page is now a link directly to the comments, and there is also a comment count link at the top of each post (this is visible when there is at least one comment).  Let me know if you have other suggestions!

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