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    • Building Code vs. Operating Code
      All buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with a building code. After construction and owners begin using them, buildings are operated and maintained under a different code (e.g., a fire code or a life safety code).  This forum is for the discussion of coordinating door requirements of original building codes with current requirements of the operation/maintenance codes.
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    • CMS & The Joint Commission Door Inspection Requirements
      As part of their regulatory activities, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) have established standards for the ongoing inspecting, testing, and maintenance of doors in healthcare facilities.  This forum is dedicated to discussing CMS/TJC door inspection requirements and sharing your experiences with peers.
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    • 2 months ago

       jamessmith12jh

    • Glass and Glazing Materials in Doors
      Clear wire glass, laminated glass, tempered glass, and clear ceramic and polycarbonate materials are some of the glass and glazing materials used in egress and fire doors. Not all glass and glazing materials are equal, and some have characteristics that make them unsuitable for certain applications. This forum is for the discussion of the various glass and glazing materials used in doors, as well as how to go about replacing it when its damaged.
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    • 1 month, 1 week ago

       Sanjay Mishra

    • Healthcare Facilities: Inspecting and Maintaining Doors
      Inspecting and maintaining doors in healthcare facilities is at the top of a lot of lists. Post your thoughts, comments, and questions for doors in healthcare facilities in this forum.
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       Keith Pardoe

    • NFPA 101, 2018 edition
      NFPA published the 2018 edition of NFPA 101 in September, 2017. Several changes were made that affect swinging egress and fire door assemblies; this forum is for the discussion of these changes.
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    • 1 year, 5 months ago

       Keith Pardoe

    • NFPA 80’s Door Safety Inspections for Swinging Doors
      NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives sets inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for many types of fire door assemblies. This forum is for the discussion of NFPA 80's door safety inspection requirements for swinging doors; specifically, swinging doors with builders hardware as covered in chapter 6 of NFPA 80.
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    • 4 weeks, 1 day ago

       Sanjay Mishra

    • Picture of the Month
      As door professionals, we sometimes (alright, most of the time) have difficulty walking past or through doors without stopping to look at them closely. Sometimes we see good applications, but usually our eyes are drawn to something unexpected. Our family and friends keep walking...  ...they don't appreciate the details that catch our eyes. You know what we're talking about, don't you? This forum is for us, we can share our favorite pictures of good and bad applications—who knows, we might even learn something along the way. We will select one picture each month and highlight it in the Gallery, along with a brief description of the application(s) captured in the pictures. Here are the ground rules: Only one picture* per post. Remove all marks, signage, etc. from the picture that might identify the location or facility—it's not about that. Include a description of the feature(s)/application(s) that caught your eye. The submitter of the pictures selected for each month will receive a FREE 12-month** General Interest subscription to DoorSafety.com. *IMPORTANT: Remember, all uploaded pictures (and other content) become the intellectual property of DoorSafety.com and Door Safety, LLC. We reserve the rights to use and/or publish such content at any time without notice. **Winners who have an active DoorSafety.com subscription will receive a 12-month extension to their current subscription.  
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    • 1 year ago

       Keith Pardoe

    • Show Me the Label!
      As you might or might not know, labels on fire door frames and fire doors have changed over the years.  There is no standard format or content for these labels; some labels have a lot of information and some labels less. Use this forum to post pictures of labels you find on frames and doors. Who knows what interesting details we might find when we start comparing labels from different eras and sources. Submit a uniquely special label and receive something special in return from DoorSafety.com.
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    • 1 year, 2 months ago

       Keith Pardoe

    • What’s Wrong With This Picture?!
      Isn't it funny what you see when you look closely at something? This forum is for sharing pictures of doors that you find that cause you to wonder "what in the world happened to this door?"
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    • 1 day, 3 hours ago

       jamessmith12jh