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    Codes and regulations:
     
    Americans with Disabilities Act (accessibility standards)
     
    Updated ADA Regulations (accessibility standards)
     
     
    Steel Door Institute Standards (downloadable document with all of the SDI standards)
     
    US Acces Board (accessibility standards)
     
     
     
    Code and regulatory organizations.
     
    International Code Council:  The ICC is responsible for the International Building Code, International Fire Code, ICC A117.1 – Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, and a multitude of other codes
     
    Quick links to frequently referenced areas of this site:
     
    National Fire Protection Association:  NFPA offers free access to their codes and standards if you register with their site.  You can review several editions of each code, as well as the code change proposals or other information from the code development process.

    NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
    NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code
    NFPA 70 – National Electric Code
    NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signalling Code

     
     

    Reed Construction Data:  Reed has compiled code information about each state and some cities, including the current codes and contact information. 

     

    Underwriters Laboratories: Search by manufacturer to find a specific certification.  Comes in handy when looking for confirmation that it’s acceptable to use a certain product on a fire door.

     

    Warnock Hersey / Intertek:  Search by manufacturer to find a specific certification.  Comes in handy when looking for confirmation that it’s acceptable to use a certain product on a fire door.

     

    Codes and compliance discussion forums.
     
    The building codes forum features many discussions on building codes and regulations.  Below are three discussions that provide insight specifically to specifying doors and hardware.
     
     
     
     
     

    Check out the new Keyes Life Safety Compliance Blog.  It provides news and information on the Life Safety Code for the Healthcare Industry.

     

     
    LinkedIn Groups:  If you belong to linked in, below are a few groups that are great for specifiers.

    The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI)
    Fire Door Inspectors Group
    National Fire Protection Association
    CSI – Construction Specifications Institute
    Door and Hardware Institute’s Fire Door Assembly Inspection Group
    International Fire Door Inspector Association

    Recent Allegion code discussions on the iDigHardware blog.

     

    DHI Decoded Articles by Lori Greene:  

    Allegion's own Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CCRP, FDAI, writes a monthly article for the Door and Hardware Institute Magazine.  These articles decode and simplify door hardware codes and regulations.  Read the DHI Articles.

    Decoded: Panic Hardware on Electrical Rooms (November 2013)
    Decoded: Elevator Lobby Egress (October 2013)
    Decoded: Actuators for Low Energy Operators (September 2013)
    Decoded: NFPA 80 – 2013 FDAI Changes (August 2013)
    Decoded: Tactile Warning (June 2013)
    Breaking Tradition (May 2013) (Thoughts on wired glass in schools)
    Decoded: Fusible Links and Smoke-Actuated Hold-Opens (April 2013)
    Q&A: Permits for Access Control (March 2013)