Back in the late 1980’s when I started working for a door and hardware distributor, I spent a lot of time learning about the industry. We were fortunate to have a strong local chapter of the Door & Hardware Institute (now called Door Security + Safety Professionals) with lots of education available, and I absolutely loved traveling to the week-long DHI schools in pursuit of my AHC and CDC credentials.
To support the industry and the local and national classes, DHI offered some fabulous printed booklets and “Tech Talks.” I particularly liked their installation guide and would fax (yes, fax!) a page here and there to a contractor who had a question. Ahhh…the Good Old Days. 🙂
The great news is that DHI is in the process of updating some of those documents, so they can be used by a new generation of people who want to learn about doors and hardware. The first of the publications – the glossary – is ready, and DHI has allowed me to share it here!
Anyone know what “loiding” is? How about a “mute”? To find out, click here to download the DHI Glossary of Architectural Hardware Terms.