Don’t worry – it will be Wordless Wednesday too!  😀

Our national trainers are continuing with their Webinar Wednesday series – classes are currently scheduled into August.  Feel free to share the information on these sessions with your colleagues.  Here’s the line-up for tomorrow.

June 24th – Webinar Wednesday Live Classes (all times EST) – Click HERE to register for any of the webinars below.


10-11:30am: Decoded 2 – Fire Door Assemblies

Fire-rated openings play a critical role in the life safety plan of a building. NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives includes detailed information about fire door assemblies. In this presentation, we will focus on fire-rated swinging doors, including where and when they should be used. We will look at a few types of fire-rated hardware that are commonly used and what they do. We also will review the basic rules and requirements for annual fire door inspections. Finally, we’ll discuss criteria and procedures for ensuring the best possible performance from our fire-rated openings.

Shawn Mahoney, our Von Duprin Training Manager, will lead this discussion.


12pm-1pm: Code Changes Affecting Classrooms

The 2018 editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code, all include changes specific to classroom doors. A Tentative Interim Amendment was approved in 2019 which further modifies the 2018 edition of NFPA 101. This session will cover the requirements of these model codes as they apply to classroom doors, including how these changes and some states’ legislation impact the types of security devices allowed on classroom doors.

Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will lead this session.


2-3pm: Basic Hardware – Keying, Locks, and Exit Devices

If you are new to the world of door hardware, this event is for you.  The session will address lock functions and their applications and the basics of panic and fire exit hardware, with an introduction to key systems.

Gordon Malczewski, our Schlage Training Manager, will lead this session.


4-5pm: Access Control for Stairwells

Stairwell openings provide unique challenges for hardware and security professionals.  As fire-rated openings, they must meet the requirements as defined by our building codes.  And, as stairwell openings, there is another set of requirements set by our building codes around re-entry requirements.  In the event of a fire, the codes want to ensure no one gets caught in a smoke-filled stairwell.

Join Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, to learn more about how to meet these very important requirements while also addressing a multi-story building’s access control needs.


You can see the upcoming webinars on the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar.

The recording of my webinar from last week will be uploaded soon, and the next one is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st!  There’s more info on the webinars page of iDigHardware.

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