Designing Security and Swing: Locks, Hinges and their Applications
1 AIA HSW Learning Unit
Speaker: Betsy O’Day, Business Development Manager, Nostalgic Warehouse
Responsible design work demands good specifications and a knowledge of options for all types of architectural elements, including door hardware, such as locks and hinges. This session will provide a brief history of locks and hinges; an overview of five different lock types; a summary of lock operation and handing by different users, such as right-hand and left-hand applications; and a review of appropriate sizes and weights for various doors. The presentation will address ANSI standards for finishes and cycle-testing and UL fire ratings. Different types of keying systems including high security and electronic keys will be discussed. The session will conclude with questions and answers.
- Compare and contrast tubular cylindrical, mortise, multipoint and rim locks.
- Assess and apply size and weight considerations for common door sizes and cycles.
- Consult ANSI standards, UL ratings and building codes when specifying hinges and locks.
- Consider the range of users when selecting locks and hinges for a variety of installations.
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