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.
Sample Healthcare Spec
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.
Knock Down vs. Welded Frames
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.
Sample K-12 Specification
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.
Specifying Blast Resistant Assemblies
Learn about specifying steel doors and frames for blast resistance. This standard covers the terminology, levels of protection, and how to request a quote.
Specifying Bullet Resistant Assemblies
Covers where bullet resistant doors are often located, the standards and performance levels to specify to, and the design options that are available.
Specifying Acoustic Assemblies
Learn about acoustic doors and which STC ratings are commonly specified. Learn more in SDI 128 – Guidelines for Acoustical Performance of Standard Steel Doors and Frames.
The Risks of Grouting Frames
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.
Specifying Tornado Assemblies
Learn about tornado-resistant door openings, their corresponding FEMA and ICC standards, and the guidelines for specifying windstorm products.
AIA Course: Specifying Specialty Doors
Learn about the most popular specialty doors today, including blast & bullet resistant, acoustic, forced entry, tornado resistant and more.