November 18th Chapter Meeting

Understanding the Mystery of Doors, Hardware & Codes and
Understanding Architectural Hardware Submittals
Two comprehensive educational programs focused on building codes as they relate to doors and hardware and on reading and interpreting hardware submittals.

Learning Objectives:
- Know how to add clients’ security concerns into specifications.
- Make proper choices in selecting doors, frames & hardware that comply with current building codes.
- Specify hardware that meets building and life safety codes including fire door requirements.
- Understand the importance of balancing life safety vs. security in the built environment.
- Identify the basic components of an architectural door opening.
- Identify the nomenclature of commercial wood doors.
- Understand what information a supplier is trying to convey in hardware submittals.
- Apply knowledge of hardware shop drawings and submittals to increase accuracy and save time in the approval process.

Speaker:
Liana Steffens is an Architectural Consultant for ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in complete door openings solutions. With over 15 years of industry experience, Liana is passionate about providing the architectural community with security and life-safety solutions that balance the needs for aesthetics, convenience, and sustainability. Based out of Long Island, she regularly assists Long Island and NYC firms with the design and coordination of complex building access control systems and emergency egress pathways. Liana’s dedication also permeates outside her workday, including active memberships and volunteer work for several industry-related non-profit organizations: AIA, CSI, DHI, IIDA, and USGBC.

Earn 2.0 Hours CEU/PDH HSW for New York State Architects & Engineers, AIA, and CSI.

Presenter:
Liana Steffens is an Architectural Consultant for ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in complete door openings solutions. With over 15 years of industry experience, Liana is passionate about providing the architectural community with security and life-safety solutions that balance the needs for aesthetics, convenience, and sustainability. Based out of Long Island, she regularly assists Long Island and NYC firms with the design and coordination of complex building access control systems and emergency egress pathways. Liana’s dedication also permeates outside her workday, including active memberships and volunteer work for several industry-related non-profit organizations: AIA, CSI, DHI, IIDA, and USGBC.


Chapter meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM.
We meet at H2M architects + engineers, 538 Broad Hollow Road, 4th Floor East, Melville, NY 11747.
Our meetings are free. For those who don't have time to eat after work, we offer a buffet sandwich dinner for $10 per person.