Highlights of NFPA 101

The Life Safety Code - 1997
Regarding Doors, Frames and Hardware

This outline is based on Builders Hardware's interpretation of the code, all information must be verified and approved by a registered architect, professional engineer, and/or authority having jurisdiction.
Numbers in brackets ( ) refer to applicable section of the publication.

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Locks, Latches and Alarm Devices (5-2.1.5)

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Stairwell Reentry (2-5.1.5.2)

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Delayed Egress Locks (5-2.1.6.1)

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Access - Controlled Egress Doors (5-2.1.6.2)

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Panic Hardware (5-2.1.7)

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Closers (5-2.1.5.3)

Note:  A standard door closer with no hold-open mechanism is self-closing.  A door closer with an electric or battery operated hold-open mechanism actuated by the fire protection system is automatic closing. 

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