Last week I went into a distributor’s service counter to have a lock rekeyed and I was so excited to see my fire door inspection card hanging on the glass divider for quick reference.  Fire door inspection is a hot topic these days, and one of this week’s Webinar Wednesday classes covers The Essentials of Fire Door Inspection.  You can also learn more about fire door assemblies on iDigHardware’s fire door page.

If you’re interested in learning more about these fire door photos from Scott Strassburg, check out this post.


Allegion 101 continues on Tuesday!  This series was designed for people who are new to the industry, new to the Allegion family of brands, or just want to learn more about hardware.  If you know of someone who is new to doors and hardware, or maybe someone in another role who could begin learning more about the technical / product side of things, set them up with this course!

Tuesday, May 11th:

  • 1:00-2:30pm EDT: Allegion 101. Secure the Door: Intro to Schlage Cylinders, Keys, & Key Systems

    • In this session, we will address the core terms one needs to understand in order to grow one’s understanding of key systems. You will see how a cylinder works. You will learn how to recognize and describe popular Schlage key systems. Join us for this informative and foundational session to ‘unlock’ the world of key systems. To register, click on the More Info link below.

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.


And here are this week’s Webinar Wednesday sessions, presented on May 12th (all times are EDT):

  • 10:00-11:00am: Steelcraft Door & Frame Construction and Application

    • New to hollow metal doors & frames? Join us to learn about Steelcraft door types, such as full flush, steel stiffended, temperature rise, and style and rail doors. You will also learn the difference between masonry and dry wall frames, including some application and installation considerations. Leon Starks, Steelcraft Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: 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, and our End User Training Manager, will lead this discussion.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: The Essentials of Fire Door Inspections

    • Are you responsible or partially responsible for the integrity of the fire-rated openings at your facility or your customer’s facility? If so, then you probably also have some responsibility to ensure these openings pass an annual fire door inspection. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) first introduced requirements for annual fire door inspections in their 2007 edition of the NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. Since the NFPA 80 2013 edition, fire door inspectors are required to examine each fire door assembly for thirteen criteria. Learn what those thirteen criteria are, how to spot them, and ultimately, how to protect life and property by keeping fire doors operating properly. Join Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, for this informative session.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Introduction to Basic Masterkeying

    • 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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