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Decoded: Special Locking Arrangements vs. Normal Locking Arrangements

Misinterpretations of the model code requirements for electrified hardware continue to hit my inbox on a regular basis, BUT - I expect some help from the ICC soon.  In the meantime, I hope this Decoded article will reach the people who need it - feel free to share it!

Decoded: Fire Door Assembly Inspections in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

My next Decoded article for Door Security + Safety magazine highlights the importance of fire door assembly inspections in multi-unit residential buildings. Enforcing the inspection requirements and repairing deficiencies will undoubtedly save lives.

By |2021-11-30T23:08:16-05:00June 22nd, 2021|arch, Articles, FDAI, Fire Doors, Full Width|2 Comments

Decoded: Corridor Doors in Health Care Occupancies

Past fires in hospitals and nursing homes - and the resulting fatalities - have shaped the codes that we use today.  Although today’s codes do not typically require patient room doors to be fire door assemblies, these doors provide a critical layer of protection for patients.

By |2021-11-30T23:08:57-05:00March 11th, 2021|arch, Articles, Fire Doors, Full Width, hc, Health Care|32 Comments

Decoded: SCIF Security and Egress Requirements (March 2021)

I have written specs for several projects with SCIF doors, but I learned more about the federal specifications and design requirements while writing my next Decoded article for Door Security + Safety's military and government issue...

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