The resources on this page help with the proper specification of standard and custom steel doors and frames. These should be considered as guidelines; always refer to your local or state code requirements.
This is an example of a section 081113 Hollow Metal Doors and Frames specification for a healthcare facility, which includes standard doors and frames, fire rated assemblies, sidelights, and more.
Download free door and frame drawings and models. They are available in all of the file types you need, including PDF, AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. You can also download groups such as single steel doors or drywall.
Design professionals often have to decide which type of frame is best-suited for their project. Learn about the most popular types of KD and welded frame constructions, along with the pros and cons of each.
This is an example of a section 081113 Hollow Metal Doors and Frames specification for a K-12 project that includes standard and custom doors and frames, acoustical assemblies, and thermal break frames.
Learn about specifying steel doors and frames for blast resistance. This standard covers the terminology, levels of protection, and how to request a quote.
Covers where bullet resistant doors are often located, the standards and performance levels to specify to, and the design options that are available.
When should frames be grouted? Ask three people and you’ll probably get three different answers. This article shares SDI's stance on grouting frames and why.
Learn about tornado-resistant door openings, their corresponding FEMA and ICC standards, and the guidelines for specifying windstorm products.
Virtually every type of building requires protection against forced entry. Learn how to determine the degree of protection that is appropriate and which products are most suitable.
Learn about the most popular specialty doors today, including blast & bullet resistant, acoustic, forced entry, tornado resistant and more.
Hurricanes often occur in North America near the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Learn about the design pressures and testing standards for specifying hurricane-resistant assemblies.