On Thursday, August 26th, I will be presenting a webinar covering the 2021 model code updates. The International Building Code (IBC) has been adopted in most U.S. states, and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code is enforced by many AHJs as well. Depending on where a project is located, various editions of these model codes—along with state modifications—may be used, and a new edition could be adopted at any time. Many important changes affecting doors and hardware have been introduced in the last few editions of the IBC and NFPA 101.
Familiarity with codes is crucial for anyone specifying, supplying, or installing doors and hardware, and mistakes can be costly. Learn what’s new, compare the changes from one edition to the next and get comfortable with the intent of each of the requirements. This session will serve as an update on the requirements of the IBC and NFPA 101 regarding opening protectives and swinging doors in a means of egress. It will cover door-related changes made in the 2018 and 2021 editions of the model codes. The webinar qualifies for AIA and DHI continuing education credit.