Don’t worry…it’s not actually November yet!  But there’s some training coming up next week that I don’t want you to miss – including a couple of sessions that I’m presenting.  I hope to see some of you there!

I’m still on the road, so if you have code questions, please contact your local ACE (Allegion Code Expert).  The orange ball in the right sidebar will lead you to a list of ACEs by state.

Wednesday, November 2nd

November 2nd and 3rd, I will be in Pittsburgh for the DHI conNextions conference, and on Wednesday the 2nd from 8:00-9:30AM I will be teaching a new class:

Code Update for Access Control and Electrified Hardware

There have been many recent code changes that apply to electrified hardware, and there are more changes coming in the 2024 model codes. This will be an interactive class, where participants will work together to choose the correct components for various types of electrified locking systems, as designated by the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code.

You can read more about this class on the DHI conNextions website.


Later in the afternoon on the same day, I will be doing a short presentation in the Innovation Theater on the tradeshow floor from 3:00-3:20PM:

I Dig Hardware…Do you? began on a whim in 2009 and has grown to become an important resource for the door and hardware industry. When there is a question about the requirements of the codes and standards related to door openings, the answer can almost always be found in one of the site’s 3,000+ posts. I will share some of the trials and tribulations of iDigHardware’s history, some of the resources available today, and of course, a few of my favorite Wordless Wednesday and Fixed-it Friday photos of all time.

I’ll be in the Allegion booth after this session, and if all goes as planned, there will be treats!  🙂


Also Wednesday, November 2nd

Webinar Wednesday

  • 12:00-1:00PM: Introduction to Republic Doors and Frames

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


Thursday, November 3rd

AIA Approved Webinar – K-12 Designing for Layered Security
11AM ET or 3PM ET

When designing or remodeling a school, security and safety should be at the forefront of discussions and design. It’s important to understand the most common types of threats in educational facilities in order to create layers of security with the appropriate opening hardware to mitigate those threats.  In this webinar session, we will cover all of this and code compliant ways to achieve lockdown status when needed.

Presenter:  Jeff Batick, a Specification Manager for Allegion, considers himself a lifelong student with a passion for innovation and keeping up with industry trends. Jeff has shared his experience and enthusiasm with both the New England and National chapters of DHI since 2000. Jeff Is also part of Allegion’s ACE Network- a group of professionals with exceptional code knowledge pertaining to Life Safety and Fire Codes.

Save your seat and get credit today!  Click here for the morning session, or here for the afternoon.


Wednesday, November 30th

Webinar Wednesday

  • 10:00-11:00AM: The Essentials of Fire Door Inspections
  • 12:00-1:00PM: Essentials of Access Control
  • 2:00-3:00PM: Accessible Buildings: The Critical Requirements for Clear Width and Maneuvering Clearances
  • 4:00-5:00PM: Hurricane Hardware Product Testing and Compliance

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

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