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.

Code Resource Handbook by ASSA Abloy (rev 07/2018)

Sources for Code Information

ADA – Americans With Disabilities Act

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

BHMA – Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association

ICC – International Code Council

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

SDI – Codes and Standards Applicable to Steel Doors and Frames

UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

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