April 2019

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Know Your Code Sheet Available – UL 1784

UL 1784 covers the testing of air leakage through door assemblies and other opening protectives installed in wall openings where air leakage is intended to be controlled.

One of the most powerful questions we can ask is: Does Your Door System Meet the Standard? Knowing the code in your territory, and understanding it well enough to ask local code officials if they are (or are not) enforcing it, or to educate architects and other customers what needs to be done to meet the standard can be a great way to get in front of key audiences.

Total Door Systems is the only integrated assembly that exceeds the testing and rating requirements for elevator, hoistway, and elevator lobby codes. We will be making informative cut sheets like this UL 1784 available on a consistent basis for your use. 

Download the UL 1784 Sheet

Total Door Systems Gains Certified Coding Expert – Jack Robbins

Total Door Systems National Business Development Manager Jack Robbins can add a new title to his resume – “IBC Code Expert.” Jack recently underwent training with the International Building Code to become a certified instructor on building codes and standards.

Asking whether a customer’s door meets the standard is one of the most powerful questions we can ask. Tremendous interest has been generated from architects, general contractors, builders and others who want to make sure that they are specifying a product that meets the standard. 

In the coming months, Jack will be presenting a series of webinars and videos that explain common misconceptions about what the code requires, and how Total Door Systems’ solutions removes the complexity and guesswork from product specification for customers.

Jack’s “Smoke Containment Strategies” presentation is available now for download through the site for your review. Please don’t hesitate to connect with Jack at jrobbins@totaldoor.com with questions.


We see plenty of confusion in the field about how standards and codes apply. Take a look at the door in this example, and you’ll see just what we mean. This application requires a fire rated glass. This picture shows a door with tempered glass and no latching device. This does not meet the intent of the code. Get acquainted with code UL 1784. Total Door Systems is the only integrated assembly that exceeds the testing and rating requirements for elevator, hoistway, and elevator lobby doors.

Part of the benefit of a Total Door System is that we take the guesswork out of how multiple codes and standards apply to your installation by ensuring they exceed existing life safety standards. We’re the experts, so that you don’t have to be.

If you have questions about the various standards and codes that affect openings and hardware, make sure that you are regularly checking our LinkedIn page or our website at totaldoor.com. We will be regularly posting helpful information and images to help you Know Your Code. 


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