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Doors & Hardware Magazine


The magazine is an invaluable resource with articles related to builders hardware, doors, electronic security devices, technology, fire and life safety equipment, codes and ADA issues. To get your free subscription, contact Member Services at 703/222-2010 or order online.

Doors and Hardware 101

Wanna play in our world? You need to know this stuff!

With newly updated content, this course introduces the fundamentals of architectural doors and hardware
to those new to this industry who want to understand the basics of the products and their applications.

It’s the first step on the path of career development in the door and hardware industry.

It’s a simple introduction to understand the critical components of openings that provide
life safety and security to building users.




Annual Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection Program (FDAI)

Based on NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2007 edition), documented inspections for fire-rated door assemblies are now required on an annual basis.

For more information on the Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection Program, go to www.dhi.org/FDAI


Door Security & Safety Foundation

Guide CoverGuide to Annual Inspections of Swinging Fire Doors
This guide includes an overview of the requirements in NFPA 80 and NFPA 101 and helps readers understand how and why compliance protects fire door assemblies in buildings. This step-by-step guide gives the AHJ detailed instructions for determining if fire doors comply with NFPA 80 requirements. For the facility manager it clarifies maintenance and inspection requirements of NFPA 80 and describes the owner’s responsibilities for maintaining fire door assemblies in working condition, which is essential for fire and life safety. Chapters include information on inspection cycles, guidelines, reports and record keeping, inspector qualifications, responsibilities and training, performing inspections and sample forms and a glossary of important terms.

Field Reference Digest

Field Reference Digest for Inspecting Swinging Fire Doors

This digest helps anyone tasked with performing safety inspections by providing the fundamental level of knowledge and understanding of swinging fire doors with builders hardware and the inspection requirements. Additionally it will assist in determining if they are equipped to perform the inspections and testing, or if they need the services of a professional fire door assembly inspector. Chapters include step-by-step instructions for accurately evaluating swinging fire doors with builders’ hardware, plus explanations of NFPA 80 inspection requirements, inspector qualifications, and performing the functional tests.


For more information on the above training program or to order the manuals, visit The Door Security & Safety Foundation or contact Catherine Cohen at 703/766.7012.