February 20, 2019 – Doors and Hardware – A Complex Problem for Security Designers and Implementers

The Chapter’s goal for this event is to provide an understanding of the complexities around doors and related hardware, including security integration.  It should appeal to architects, engineers, project managers, constructors, integrators and security managers.

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken

Doors and hardware are a complex design puzzle that have to be solved on every project.  There are thousands of products with millions of application combinations. And, the designer needs to address function, form, security and building code requirements.  Suffice it to say, doors and hardware are very complicated. Although they comprise approximately 2 to 3 percent of overall construction cost, doors and hardware typically account for 25 to 30 percent of all punch list items.

Doors and hardware are very important. Not only do they provide a protective barrier for people and property but more importantly, they save our lives! Think about what would happen if a raging fire could not be stopped by a secure fire door.  Or how many times do we feel safe because we are behind a door locked to the outside?  When it comes to building design, doors are among the most problematic coordination items – for architects, engineers, constructors…and security managers!

Each door and its related components must be correctly listed in the door schedule, associated Division 8 specifications and security device layouts so that the work may be correctly bid and implemented without problems or change orders.

Our February 20th meeting will be held at IDN-Canada and will be a fully interactive, ‘hands-on’ event that will aim to educate attendees on the various deliverables, hardware options, code and compliance issues and focus areas.  We will have local industry representatives that you can meet, discuss issues and make the event your own.  This venue will provide us with an opportunity to review hardware options and solutions in a vendor-agnostic setting.

IDN CANADA, International Distribution Network, provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through its eight offices located across Canada. With a wholesale distribution network representing over 300 manufacturers, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service.

Date: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

  • 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Registration / Networking / Dinner
  • 6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Chapter Business – Updates and Announcements
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interactive demonstrations and ‘hands on’ displays


1228 Old Innes Road #317
Ottawa, ON K1B 3V3
Free onsite parking available.

OC Transpo Route 47 serve Old Innes Road.  Route 42 runs along Innes Road with stops at Bantree Street.

Tickets are $25 Current ASIS Members / $25 Full-time students / $35 Non-members and guests

All tickets must be purchased in advance online. You will receive a confirmation receipt.

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