I see a new code class on the schedule for Webinar Wednesday!  How much clear opening width is required for a door opening, and what are the required dimensions for maneuvering clearance?  What are possible solutions when existing conditions don’t comply with current requirements?  Wednesday’s class will answer your questions on this important topic.

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

The Allegion 101 series is for people who are new to the industry, new to the Allegion family of brands, or just want to learn more about hardware.  Tuesday’s session is:

  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST: Allegion 101 – Secure the Door: Von Duprin
    • This session will focus on exit hardware, a product category driven by life safety. Learn what makes an exit device an exit device according to building codes and standards. Become familiar with the types of exit hardware, the trims used on the other side of the door, and some commonly-used options that add functionality to an exit device. Featuring the Von Duprin 98/99 Series, this session will also help you wrap your arms around Von Duprin model numbers/nomenclature. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will be your guide.

The complete list of classes in the Allegion 101 series is here and you can register using the links on the Allegion Virtual Events Calendar. If you miss a class, the recordings are on the Event Board of the Allegion Training Page.


Here are the sessions scheduled for Webinar Wednesday (all times are Eastern Standard Time):

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Keying Schematics
    • Labeling the different types of keys in a master key system can be challenging and confusing. If you’ve ever wondered if there was a systematic industry standard for developing and assigning these labels, this webinar is for you. Our Schlage Training Manager, Gordon Malczewski, will show you how to use the Standard Key Coding System to assign key symbols used on various levels of a master key system.
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Delayed Egress
    • One of the golden rules in door hardware is that a lock should never impede egress, but there are specific situations where locking hardware is allowed to do so. In this presentation we will review “Delayed Egress,” a special code-regulated application that inhibits immediate passage through a door opening. We will explain what different codes say about this function with emphasis on where it can and cannot be used. We will give an overview of two of the most commonly used products to achieve delayed egress along with additional resources for more detailed requirements. John Dalrymple, AHC, our End User Training Manager, will lead this discussion.
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Accessible Buildings: The Critical Requirements for Clear Width and Maneuvering Clearances
    • Although it has been thirty years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defined what makes for an accessible commercial building, some buildings—especially structures built before 1990—may fall a little short in meeting the clear width and maneuvering clearance requirements for openings. In this session, learn what those requirements are, why they are so important to an individual with disabilities, and how to check and solve for compliance. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will be your guide.
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Introduction to Basic Master Keying
    • If you’ve ever wondered how master keying works and are interested in learning some best practices for establishing and managing a master key system, this webinar is for you. Learn how there is a balance of safety, security and convenience aspects to any master key system. Learn the standard industry terms you will encounter when discussing master key system requirements with others.  From this webinar, you can download a master key system survey form to assess an existing master key system, including identifying potential weaknesses of the system.  Join Gordon Malczewski, our Senior Schlage Trainer, for this informative session.

Visit the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar for more information and to register for any of these sessions.

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