Insights and expertise for doors and frames
May
11
2015

Positive pressure was added to fire testing procedures in 1998 to more closely simulate real fire conditions. Before that there was no pressure type procedure in the testing so conclusions were drawn simply from flame and temperature. In real fire conditions as heat develops within the source area, pressure within an enclosed room begins to …

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Mar
11
2015

Blast Openings

When you have a project with blast requirements, consult your door manufacturer to help you get the information needed to quote and provide the correct products. After participating in a project or two, you will see it is not that difficult of a product to provide.

Security is a core responsibility of a door opening. …

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Feb
5
2015

Today’s building designs are pushing the limits for glass. Green buildings require more natural light to be brought into the building for energy savings and to provide a more inviting environment for building occupants. A challenge faced by specifiers is determining what type of glass to provide in doors to meet the aesthetic needs of …

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Jan
26
2015

STC (Sound Transmission Class) openings have gained popularity in the recent years for many reasons. The healthcare market require STC partitions because poor acoustical conditions may have a negative impact on a patient’s physiological health and increase their chances of being readmitted to the hospital. Acoustics can also impact perceptions of privacy, comfort, safety, and

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Nov
20
2014

Architects, parents, school boards and school supervisors are working hard to make schools safe for all students and faculty. There are many solutions that can help create secure school environments. This article will look at ways to make schools safer with doors and frames from ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

Even beyond the envelope of the …

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