Next week I will be back in my old stomping ground to do some training on recent and upcoming changes to the International Building Code, International Fire Code, NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code, and the referenced standards related to swinging door openings.  I’m excited to see lots of old friends, colleagues, and customers!

Do you know?

  • That the I-Codes now allow elevator lobby egress doors to be electrically locked, if certain criteria are met?
  • Which doors are now required by code to have automatic operators?
  • Under what circumstances a classroom door can have a deadbolt in addition to the latching hardware?
  • How the I-Codes allow a door serving an enclosed courtyard to be locked, preventing access (and egress) through the building when the space is not occupied?
  • The resolution to the issues with double-egress pairs without latching hardware installed in a 1-hour smoke barrier in a health care facility?

I’ll be covering these changes and many others in my classes at the DHI conNextions conference.  The session on Wednesday, October 25th will be hosted by the New England Chapter of DHI, and architects, specifiers, and code officials are invited to attend (it’s free!).  The class on Thursday, October 26th is open to all DHI conNextions conference attendees.

Both classes will offer continuing education credits from AIA and from the ICC.  These are in-person classes and there will not be remote access to the class.

If you are an architect, specifier, or code official, fill out the form below to receive more information about my session on Wednesday, October 25th.

If you are a member of the door and hardware industry, click here to register for the DHI conNextions conference and find out more about my session on Thursday, October 26th. 


I will also be participating in a panel discussion with some of my Allegion colleagues at the Yankee Security Convention on Saturday, October 28th.  There is more information on page 18 of the show brochure, available here.

I hope to see you soon!

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