Doors / Windows / Openings

Door and Hardware Industry Resources
This article has links to door and hardware industry groups and associations that provide helpful information for design professionals.
Door Components and Door Types
Identifies door and frame components, including the different types of door leaf construction
Door Hardware Function
Covers different types of door locksets and how they operate. Descriptions of storage, classroom, office, and passage, locksets (and many others) are included.
Door Lockset Types
Descriptions and diagrams of the four main types of locksets: Cylinder lockset, Mortise lockset, Unit Lockset, and Rim Lockset.
Door Protection - Kick Plates, Mop Plates, Armor Plates
The various types, sizes, materials, and uses for door protection, including: kick plates, armor plates, mop plates, and edge guards.
Door Handing
Door handing is used to describe the direction that a door swings and which side the hinges are located. Learn how to remember the nomenclature.
Hollow Metal Door Frame Anchors
Hollow metal door frame anchoring techniques for metal stud, wood stud, and masonry construction.
Fire Rated Door and Frame Labels / Ratings
Fire rated doors and frames are covered, including a chart of the minute/hour ratings, maximum glass size, and other requirements. UL labels are also discussed.
Window Types
Diagrams of different types of windows based on the way in which a window opens.
Window Glass Types
Different types of glass that are used in buildings are discussed, including safety glass, laminated glass, tempered glass, decorative glass, and energy efficient glass.
Types of Translucent or Frosted Glass
Frosted or translucent glass is frequently used in architecture to provide privacy, block light, or add decoration. There are a number of ways to achieve the effect, which we explore in this article.
Fire Rated Glass and Glazing
Learn about wire glass, glass ceramics, intumescent glass, as well as information on testing procedures for fire rated glass and glazing.
Glass Surface Numbers
Glass surface numbers are used to identify what face of a piece of glass should receive a coating. This article describes the numbering scheme used to identify the glass surface numbers.
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