My kids are getting excited to see what Santa has left under the tree, even though they are now 20, 17, and 15.  This photo was taken with Santa at Pasek Corp., way back in 2011 – their annual holiday party was one of my favorite events each year.  I sure do miss my old pal. 🙁

In today’s countdown to the holidays, I am highlighting some resources that will help you stay up-to-date with what’s new in the 2021 model codes.  The most recent editions are beginning to be adopted in several jurisdictions across the US.

  • First, the Allegion Code Reference Guide.  An eagle-eyed reader of iDigHardware (and Allegion coworker) found an error in the 2021 version of the guide, which has now been corrected.  This booklet is 40 pages of really valuable code information, and it’s FREE!  You can download a new copy of the guide or order hard copies here.
  • There is an article from Door Security + Safety that covers the most important model code changes related to doors.  Within the article, each topic has a link to more detailed information about the new requirements.
  • I was recently interviewed on DoorTalk by Warren Doors & Access Control.  In the first episode I shared some background on iDigHardware, and in the second episode I talked about the changes related to automatic operators on accessible public entrances and the opening force/operable force changes.  The third episode addressed egress from exterior spaces and extraneous labels on fire door assemblies.
  • Last but not least, I recorded a webinar about the 2021 model code changes, which can be found on the iDigHardware Webinars page along with 5 other on-demand webinars.

If there is anything else that would help you understand the recent changes, let me know!

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