Unbeatable Fire Safety & Protection

Properly specifying door hardware for institutional and commercial facilities requires maintenance and engineering managers to balance a series of considerations, including initial and life-cycle costs, performance requirements, and security. But beyond these priorities, managers also need to factor in the impact of codes and standards when selecting and installing handles, locks, closers, hinges, and related products.

By reviewing applicable codes and guidelines for door-hardware products — most importantly, those related to fire and life safety and accessibility — managers can successfully incorporate these standards into the specification process.