Tag Archives: Hardware

Antimicrobial copper and healthcare projects

Even in the most proactive hospitals, actions such as opening doors, flushing toilets, and turning on faucets can expose patients, healthcare workers, and visitors to antibiotic-resistant superbugs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), which can survive on traditional surface materials like or even months.

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BHMA: Continent’s first PCRs for architectural hardware

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published product category rules (PCRs) for locks, latches, exit devices, door closers, and hinges. This sets the framework for manufacturers to develop environmental product declarations (EPDs), ultimately increasing transparency and helping design professionals compare components.

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Questions about fire doors: Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

Fire doors are an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system, and doors in a means of egress provide life safety by allowing people to exit quickly when necessary. Still, the requirements remain a mystery for many architects and specifiers. This article addresses some of the basic code requirements pertaining to fire doors, in hopes of making them a little less mysterious.

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