Building and fire codes have been developed and applied for many years to enhance the safety of occupants within public buildings. Over time, codes and standards have evolved to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities, provide sustainable construction products and practices, strengthen buildings against severe windstorm events, blast forces, and other essential needs.

Since building code adoption and enforcement varies across the country, we encourage you to consult your local Authority Having Jurisdiction for requirements related to any specific project or building.

Below you can find pdf guides and links to sources for the most up-to-date information on Fire, Life Safety and Accessibility codes for swinging doors and hardware.

Sources for Code Information

ADA – Americans With Disabilities Act
ada.gov

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ansi.org

BHMA – Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
buildershardware.com

ICC – International Code Council
iccsafe.org

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
nfpa.org

SDI – Codes and Standards Applicable to Steel Doors and Frames
sdi.org

UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
ul.com

Warnock Hersey / Intertek Testing Services
intertek.com