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.

For more information about courses offered by DHI, visit their education page.

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