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Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection

Scott Tobias

ISBN: 978-1-118-33027-2

Apr 2015

464 pages

$79.99

Description

Your one-stop, comprehensive guide to commercial doors and door hardware—from the brand you trust

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection is the only book of its kind to compile all the relevant information regarding design, specifications, crafting, and reviewing shop drawings for door openings in one easy-to-access place. Content is presented consistently across chapters so professionals can find what they need quickly and reliably, and the book is illustrated with charts, photographs, and architectural details to more easily and meaningfully convey key information. Organized according to industry standards, each chapter focuses on a component of the door opening or door hardware and provides all options available, complete with everything professionals need to know about that component.

When designing, specifying, creating, and reviewing shop drawings for door openings, there are many elements to consider: physical items, such as the door, frame, and hanging devices; the opening's function; local codes and standards related to fire, life safety, and accessibility; aesthetics; quality and longevity versus cost; hardware cycle tests; security considerations; and electrified hardware requirements, to name a few. Until now, there hasn't been a single resource for this information.

  • The only resource available that consolidates all the door and hardware standards and guidelines into one comprehensive publication
  • Consistently formatted across chapters and topics for ease of use
  • Packed with drawings and photographs
  • Serves as a valuable study aid for DHI's certification exams

If you're a professional tired of referring to numerous product magazines or endless online searches only to find short, out-of-date material, Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection gives you everything you need in one convenient, comprehensive resource.

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Foreword VII

Acknowledgments IX

User Guide XI

Who This Book Is For XI

How This Book Is Organized XII

How to Use This Book XII

About the Author XIII

Introduction XV

Associations XV

Codes XVIII

Finishes XIX

Grades XXIV

Handing XXIV

Materials XXV

Fire Rating XXV

Listing XXVI

Specifications XXVI

Standards XXIX

Submittals XXXI

Substitutions XXXI

Sustainability XXXI

Chapter 1: HANGING DEVICES 1

Hinges 1

Continuous Hinges 28

Pivots 46

Floor Closers 58

Sliding and Folding Door Hardware 70

References 80

Chapter 2: SECURING DEVICES 85

Inactive Leaf of Pairs of Doors 85

Bolts 86

Cylinders for Locking Devices 98

Dummy Trim 110

Electric Strikes 116

Panic and Fire Exit Hardware 122

Removable Mullions 148

Two- or Three-Point Locksets 151

Unlatch Devices 165

Electromagnetic Locksets 169

Active Leaf of Pair or Single Door 177

Cylinder for Locking Devices 177

Deadlocks 178

Door Position Switches 184

Dummy Trim 184

Dutch Door Bolts 184

Electric Strikes 184

Electromagnetic Locksets 185

Latchsets and Locksets 185

Panic and Fire Exit Hardware 218

Two- or Three-Point Locksets 218

Unlatch Devices 218

References 218

Chapter 3: OPERATING TRIM 225

Door Pulls 225

Push Plates 231

Push and Pull Bars 236

References 239

Chapter 4: ACCESSORIES FOR PAIRS OF DOORS ONLY 243

Coordinator 243

Carry Bar 247

References 249

Chapter 5: CLOSING AND CONTROL DEVICES 253

Door Closer 253

Electronic or Pneumatic Door Closers 263

Power-Operated Door Closers 268

Overhead Door Stops and or Holders 274

References 279

Chapter 6: PROTECTIVE PLATES AND TRIM 283

Armor Plates 283

Door Edge Guards 288

Kickplates 292

Mop Plates 300

Stretcher Plates 304

References 308

Chapter 7: STOPS AND HOLDERS 311

Door Holders 311

Electromagnetic Door Holders 314

Floor Stops 318

Wall Stops 322

References 326

Chapter 8: ACCESSORIES 329

Astragals 329

Threshold 333

Weatherstripping and Gasketing 339

References 347

Chapter 9: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 351

Bumper Guard 351

Card Holders 353

Coat Hooks 355

Decals 357

Gate Latch 359

Guard 360

Knockers 362

Latch Protector 364

Letterbox Plates 366

Magnetic Catch 368

Roller Latch 369

Signage—Room Name Plates and Numbers 370

Silencers 373

Vertical Rod Cover 376

Viewer 377

Wire Pull 379

Smoke and Fire Detection Devices 380

References 380

Chapter 10: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 383

Computers 383

Drawings and Diagrams 383

Electromechanical Hardware 385

Key Control Cabinets 391

Key Control Software 391

Manuals 391

Wire 392

References 392

Index 395