There are quite a few changes to the 2021 model codes that will impact our industry – are you up to speed on what’s new?  On Thursday, August 26th, I will be hosting a webinar covering some of the important changes to the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code.

The webinar will be held twice that day:  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and 2:00 – 3:30 PM, and will qualify for continuing education credits for AIA and DHI.  Use the links below for more information and to register for your preferred time.

Register here for the morning webinar, or click here to register for the afternoon session.



The Allegion 101 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 has just started their career in the door and hardware industry, or maybe someone in another role who could begin learning more about the technical / product side of things, set them up with this course!

Allegion 101 | Secure the Door – Schlage

Tuesday, August 3rd, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern

In this session, we will focus on the Schlage ND Series cylindrical locks and the Schlage L Series mortise locks. Become familiar with common lock functions and the openings on which they are used. Learn how to interpret Schlage model numbers/nomenclature so you can make sense of documents (e.g., order acknowledgements, price lists, etc.) and literature (e.g., catalogs, sell sheets, etc.). Gordon Malczewski, our Schlage Senior Trainer, will lead this webinar.

You can register for Allegion 101 classes 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.



Our national trainers continue their Webinar Wednesday series!
Wednesday, August 4th (all times are EDT)

  • 10:00-11:00am: 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.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Schlage and Von Duprin Power Supplies
    • Are you responsible for selecting, ordering, or advising others on the right power supply for electrified openings? In this session, learn about the Schlage and Von Duprin power supplies and when to use each. You will also become familiar with the seven different option boards and the appropriate applications for those boards. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Basic Hardware: Keying, Locks, and Exit Devices
    • If you are new to the world of door hardware, this event is for you. Gordon Malczewski, our Schlage Training Manager, will address lock functions and their applications and the basics of panic and fire exit hardware. He will introduce you to key systems.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: 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 stiffened, 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.

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



Door Drills | Maintenance Tips for Your Von Duprin Exit Hardware, Featuring the 98/99 Series
Thursday, August 5th, 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Are you responsible in whole or part for keeping the doors at your facility in good working order?  If so, our Door Drills series is for you.

Because the Von Duprin exit device is designed and built to last, with just a little care and attention and perhaps with the occasional addition of an optional feature, the exit device will perform its essential life safety role well for many years.   Attend this session as we address such service items as checking for proper mounting and lubrication, device settings that determine the trim locking/unlocking operation, replacing the shear pin on the lever trim, adding cylinder dogging, adding an alarm kit, etc.

Sign up for this session and future Door Drills classes by visiting the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar.

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