The DC700G-FT Security Door Closer from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware and Access Control Group has been shortlisted for the Architectural Ironmongery (AI) Specification Awards.
Organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the AI Specification Awards identify and reward excellence in the specification of architectural ironmongery in the construction industry.
The DC700G-FT has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Product design and innovation’, which is a new award for 2019.
Launched earlier this year, the DC700G-FT allows any fire or non-fire rated door to be retrofitted with an electrical locking mechanism. With no morticing or rebating required because the door closer, lock and wiring is all surface mounted, sites do not need to be concerned that the installation will risk a fire door’s certification, or create a lot of mess and disruption.
In addition, the locking mechanism releases under its full rated load, so it is safe to use on escape ways, stair cores or final escape doors.
The door closer also features Cam-Motion® technology, ensuring the door is light to open while retaining its closing power. This ensures it meets both the opening force detailed in BS 8300-2:2018, as well as the necessary fire closing force requirements.
This is in line with the Equality Act 2010 and Approved Document M and B. Additionally the DC700G-FT is CE Marked in all three mounting positions and independently tested for use on fire doors.
Paul Johnson, Commercial Director at ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware and Access Control Group, said: “We are thrilled that our class leading innovation has been recognised by the AI Specification Awards. These awards truly represent the best that architectural ironmongery has to offer, providing a celebration of the finest work in the industry.”