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Recommended documentation for door hardware specifications

Specifying door hardware requires detailed and structured information usually provided through door schedules, elevations, annotated floor plans in conjunction with door hardware co-ordination discussions to indicate special door applications where applicable. 


Recommended project documentation

  • Owner Standards and Requirements for doors or hardware
  • Door Schedule(s)
  • Door Types & Frame Elevations
  • Life Safety, Fire and Model Building Code construction requirements
  • Security Drawings with noted opening requirements if applicable for project. They must include architectural door openings numbers.


Recommended door schedule information

  • Door Marks
  • Dimensions
  • Door Material & Type
  • Frame Material & Type
  • Jamb / Head / Sill Details
  • Applicable Ratings
    • Fire Rating
    • STC Rating


  • Optional Special requirements
    • Access control (Card Reader or Keypad Openings)
    • Magnetic Hold Open
    • Electrical Openings housing over 800 AMPS of service
    • Automatic Door Operators
    • Exit Devices
    • Exit Only
    • Bullet / Blast / Wind Resistance Assemblies


  • Aesthetic preferences
    • Decorative hardware 
    • Finishes


Finish selections

Refer to the website below for available hardware, lever and finish selections. (Available in the US market only)

The Good Design Studio


Best practices when working with door marks

Best practices when working with Type Marks

Avoiding identical Door Marks in multi-building site projects