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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selecting The Proper Door Hardware

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SIDEBAR: Factoring In Outside Issues

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Maintaining Door Hardware

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Access Control Key to Facility Safety and Security

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Door Hardware Strategies for Access Control

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Access Control: The Role of Card Readers

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Sidebar: Access Control and Maintenance Issues

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Door Hardware: Locking Down Security and Performance

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Several Factors Contribute to Specification Decisions for Door Hardware

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SIDEBAR: Specification Solutions for Door Hardware

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PRODUCTS: Door Hardware

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Doors, Door Hardware, and Tornado Season

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Doors and Door Hardware Can Be The Difference Between Life and Death in an Emergency

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Safety vs. Security: Biggest Issue in Choosing the Right Opening

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

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Challenges of Specifying and Installing Doors

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

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Complexity and Expense of Doors Have Increased

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Door Hardware: Striking Balance Between Safety and Security

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Effective Key Management Policy Important First Step

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Proper Door Hardware Specification Reduces Maintenance Time

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Expanded Electric Lock Choices Give Managers Many Options

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In Planning Doors, Expect Abuse, Heavy Use, and Possible Code Issues

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Showcase Products

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First Cost Is Not Only Consideration in Door and Hardware Specification

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Innovative Products: Doors and Hardware

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Getting the Most Out of Doors and Hardware

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Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams

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Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas

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Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products

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Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security

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Unlocking the Door to Successful Door Security Upgrades

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Start Specification Process With Thorough Analysis of Facility Entries

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Product Considerations for Door Hardware Upgrades

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Most Common Door Hardware Repairs

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How To Get The Most From Your Doors And Door Hardware

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Door Hardware Retrofits: A Clear Path to Savings

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Security Considerations for Door Hardware Retrofits

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Design Considerations for Door Hardware

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Technology Advances Improve Access-Control Systems

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Door Inspections Recommended at Least Twice Annually

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Regular Maintenance Critical to Access-Control System Performance

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Access-Control System Technicians Require Proper Training

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Regular Inspections, Testing Delivers Long-Term Reliability for Door Locks, Hardware

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Door-Hardware Upgrades Require Revisiting Department Priorities

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Weather Factors Into Frequency of Door Hardware Inspections

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Lubricate Key Door Components Regularly

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Doors And Hardware

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First Cost Is Not Only Consideration In Door And Hardware Specification

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Doors And Hardware Maintenance Plan Can Ensure Maximum Performance

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NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspection Requirements Include Certification Standards

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Door Hardware Projects Require Knowledge of Inspection Codes

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Door Trouble Spots Include Closers, Hinges, Handles

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Location, Purpose of Doors Factors Into Inspection Frequency

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High Usage Level Places High Expectations on Door Hardware

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Electronic Access-Control Technology Emerges for Door Hardware

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New Door Hardware Creates Need for Additional Technician Training

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How to Avoid Common Issues With Doors And Hardware

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Lack of Standardization Can Lead to Access, Security Problems With Doors

Building Operating Management
Doors and Hardware Showcase: New Products

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Access-Control Technology Offers Enhanced Protection

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Access-Control Technology Offers Enhanced Protection

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Specifying Compatible Door Hardware Enhances Building Security

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Access-Control Technology Requires New Tools for Front-line Technicians

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Product Focus: Door Hardware

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Solar Compatibility, Rainwater Collection Two Benefits of Metal Roofs

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Product Showcase: Doors and Door Hardware

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Step by Step Process Helps Choose Doors, Hardware

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Door Selection Process Starts With Needs Assessment

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Standardizing Doors, Hardware Can Help Prevent Problems

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Door Hardware: Codes for Fire and Life Safety

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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Security Retrofit Considerations

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Door Hardware: Most Common Repairs

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What is the Primary Goal of Fire-Exit Hardware?

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The Three Parts of a Door Hardware Specification Document

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Door Hardware: How to Maintain Cylinders

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Door Hardware: Benefits of Electronic Access Control

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Door Hardware: Important Technology Advances

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Door Hardware: Check Load Capacity, Cycle Frequency

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Door Hardware: Installation Considerations

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Door Hardware Maintenance: Problems and Solutions

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Door Hardware: ADA, NFPA Affect Product Specification

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Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

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Door Hardware: RFID Technology Improves Security

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PRODUCT FOCUS: Doors and Door Hardware

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Assessing Door and Door Hardware Costs

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Factors in Determining Door Life-cycle Costs

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Door and Door Hardware Product Showcase

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Door Hardware: ID-Card Lock Systems Require More Maintenance

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ID Cards Require Card-Making Equipment, Scanners, Printers

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Lift Specification: Key Questions

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Door Hardware: Training Tools

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How to Perform an Electronic Security System Site Survey

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Assessing the Results of an Electronic Security System Site Survey

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Door Hardware: Battery-Operated Combination Lock Requires No Wiring

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Door Hardware: O&M Manuals Contain Parts Lists, Wiring Diagrams

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Door Hardware: Technician Training Critical with Advanced Technology

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Door Hardware: Controlling Cross-Contamination

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Three Door Installation Problems To Avoid: Air Balancing, Legal Issues and Design Challenges

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Technology Solutions for Door-Hardware Retrofits

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ADA and Door Hardware

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ADA and Door Hardware

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Electronic Lock Cylinders Provide Secure Retrofit

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Software Solutions Make Electronic Lock Cylinders Scalable

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Door Hardware: Stand-Alone Locking Widely Available

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Draft Standard Targets Door Control Panels

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Door Hardware: Select the Right Installer, Product for the Job

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Doors and Door Hardware: Consider Life-Cycle Costs

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Door Hardware: Test the Product Before Installation

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When Do You Use Fire-Rated or Non-Fire-Rated Door Hardware?

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Managers Should Initiate and Follow Up on Door Hardware Training

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Door and Hardware Selection Factors

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The Role of BHMA Door Standards

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Door Hardware Performance Hinges on Both Product And Installation

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Safety and Security: A New Generation

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Biometric Technology: A New Level of Security

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Door Hardware: Finding the Key to Security

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From Codes to Climate, Many Factors Can Swing Product Selection

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Door Hardware: Code Considerations

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Door Hardware: Specifying for Security

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Doors, Dollars and Common Sense

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Durable Door Hardware

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Specification with Security in Mind

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Four Questions To Ask About Door Hardware

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Door Hardware: Meeting the ACCESS Test

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Door Hardware: Security Solution

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The Security-Door Hardware Link
Windows are a fatal security weakness, avoid them at all cost!

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Closing the Door to Trouble

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The Doors to Success

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Door Hardware and Durability