ASSA ABLOY Launches Interactive Egress Calculator to Specify Code Compliant Doors and Hardware

The global access control leader develops hardware industry’s first digital tool to make it easier for industry professionals to determine code compliant doors and hardware for various spaces.

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, September 15, 2020 – Today, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, a global leader in access solutions, introduced the ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator, an interactive tool that helps select the proper code compliant doors and hardware for various openings based on individual states’ adopted version of the International Building Codes®. Originally developed as a Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet for customers, a more interactive tool to make the tedious process of finding code compliant hardware requirements simpler seemed like a natural evolution. Architects, designers, contractors, life safety personnel, and others can access this tool via desktop, tablet and smartphone, whether they are at a project job site or in the office.

The first of its kind in the hardware industry, the Egress Calculator determines the occupant load of a room or space, the minimum opening clearance needed for exit and exit access doorways, and the required swing direction of doors. It can also provide references to the minimum hardware requirements for side-hinged and pivoted swinging doors, and fire and/or smoke rated doors based on the exceptions for each occupancy type.

Building codes and standards have been around for centuries to protect the health, welfare and safety of inhabitants. The adoption and enforcement of these codes falls to state and local governments, thus creating one of the biggest challenges for architects, designers, and contractors: staying knowledgeable about codes as they change over time and between location of projects. ASSA ABLOY’s Egress Calculator helps industry professionals quickly stay apprised of the codes and standards in the palm of their hand, thought it does not replace the need for them having their own copy of the code.

“ASSA ABLOY has always been committed to not only providing customers with the best possible solutions, but also with tools and training that educate them on how to make strategic decisions about their facilities’ openings and access control,” said Katie Flower, AOC, CSI, CDT, Training Specialist at ASSA ABLOY Academy. “We’re excited to offer customers the ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator as another resource in our suite of digital tools and trainings, which are all available for free.”

ASSA ABLOY recommends attending one of their upcoming Egress Calculator training sessions on September 17 and October 1 to understand how to best utilize the tool. To learn more about ASSA ABLOY’s Egress Calculator and other digital tools and training, visit https://www.assaabloyacademy.com/en/americas/.

 

ABOUT ASSA ABLOY

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of 8,2 billion euros. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions leads the development within door openings and products for access solutions in homes, businesses and institutions. Our offering includes doors, door and window hardware, mechanical and smart locks, access control and service.

ABOUT ASSA ABLOY DOOR SECURITY SOLUTIONS

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions combines the expertise of the industry’s most knowledgeable door opening experts with the comprehensive product offering of leading door and hardware brands to provide complete solutions to partners and end-users in commercial, retail, multi-family, government and institutional facilities. Coupling innovative technologies with insight on specifications, design, support, training and code compliance, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions works closely with the architectural, security, facilities and integrator communities to address the many challenges they encounter serving and securing their customers. www.assaabloydss.com