The Decoded course is a 4-class series on code requirements applicable to doors and hardware.  The course is based on the following codes and standards:

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
  • ICC A117.1 – Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Classes cover the following subject areas:

  • Accessibility Requirements – clear opening width, hardware operation, opening force, closing speed, automatic operators, flush bottom rails, thresholds, and vision lite requirements
  • Fire Door Assemblies – purpose of fire doors, fire test methods, closing and latching requirements, clearances, astragals and smokeseal, fire exit hardware, field modifications, flush bolts and coordinators, glazing, signage, and fire door assembly inspection requirements
  • Life Safety and Egress – occupancy types, opening protectives, means of egress, hardware operation, panic hardware, impact-resistant glazing, luminous egress path markings, and door swing
  • Codes for Electrified Hardware – electric latch retraction, delayed egress locks, access-controlled egress doors, electromagnetically locked egress doors, I-2 special egress locks, elevator lobby egress, and stairwell reentry

All 4 classes are now available on-demand, and each recording is less than 1 hour.  These classes are not yet registered for AIA CEUs or DHI CEP points.

Decoded 1 – Introduction to Codes & Accessibility

Decoded 2 – Fire Door Assemblies

Decoded 3 – Egress and Life Safety

Decoded 4 – Codes for Electrified Hardware