Frame and Door Submittal

Frames and Doors are listed on submittals (shop drawings) indicating opening numbers, location description and critical frame and door information such as size, fire ratings, etcetera. This document includes details such as preamble, product info, anchoring/wall details, hardware locations and drawings of frames and doors.

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Hardware Submittal

Hardware submittals are a detailed list of the hardware to be used per door opening. The listing includes such items as opening numbers, location description, keying information and critical frame and door information such as size, fire ratings, a detailed listing of the products to be used complete with fasteners and finished, etcetera. This document includes details such as preamble, product info, description of operation for access controls, hardware locations and so on.

Our industry has standardized the sequence in which product is listed on hardware submittals and that sequencing is as follows:

  1. Hinges
    knuckle, continuous, piano, alum door replacement, pivots, reinforcing hinges, power transfer, floor closers
  2. Inactive Door (of pair) Securing Hardware (pair doors only)
    flush bolts, surface bolts, removable mullions, dummy trim, multi point lock, cremone bolt, door position switch, electric strike, magnetic lock
  3. Active Door (of pair)/Single Door Securing Hardware
    lockset, latchset, deadbolt, exit device, multi-point lock, cylinder, electric strike, door position switch, magnetic, lock, electronic locking devices and accessories, dutch door bolt, roller latches
  4. Operating Trim
    pulls, pushes, push/pull
  5. Pair Door Assessories
    coordinators, carry bar
  6. Closing and Controlling Devices
    surface closers, concealed closers, mounting brackets, power door operators-link to specific page, overhead door stops and/or holders
  7. Protective Plates and Trim
    mop plate, kick plate, stretcher plate, armour plate, door edges
  8. Stops and Holders
    floor stops, wall stop, electro-magnetic door holders
  9. Gasketing
    Astragals, Thresholds, Weatherstripping
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Hardware Product Grading

There are three grades of hardware available:

  • Grade 1 – Heavy duty, used in high-frequency openings
    • schools
    • arenas
    • hospitals
  • Grade 2 – Standard duty, used in moderate used openings
    • commercial
    • office
    • hotels/motels
  • Grade 3 – Light duty, used in low-frequency openings
    • apartments
    • residential housing

Specifications – Division 8 and 10

ProAble Hardware Specialties employs staff with many years of experience that can help you either create new specifications, or update your existing ones to help you ensure everything is in order as it pertains to the divisions/products listed below. We are professionally able to custom tailor a specification to suit your application.

Division 8 – Steel (Hollow Metal) Frames and Doors
Division 8 – Wood Doors
Division 8 – Finish Door Hardware: Mechanical, Electrical, Barrier Free, Access Controls
Division 10 – Toilet Partitions
Division 10 – Washroom Accessories
Division 10 – Lockers


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The London and District Construction Association
The London and District Construction Association was founded in 1898 to help bring together contractors, manufactures, suppliers, and many other firms associated with the construction industry. It serves not only Middlesex County, but also Bruce, Perth, Huron, Oxford, and Elgin counties. It offers access to plans, bidder’s lists, addenda, etc. through their website, or printing or copying hardcopies. For its members, it also offers many educational services, and seminars.

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The Door and Hardware Institute Canada
The Door and Hardware Institute Canada represents the architectural openings industry in Canada. Established in 1977, DHI Canada has close to 700 members. Individual members are actively engaged in distribution or manufacturing, as sales representatives or agencies representing products of the architectural openings industry to industry professionals. DHI Canada is closely affiliated with DHI International and their 5,000 members in the U.S., Canada and abroad. DHI is very proud of its credentialing programs, for more information about the programs please go to our Employment page.

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CANADIAN STEEL DOOR MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION was established in 1974 and represents Canadian manufacturers of frames and doors. The Association delivers standards and specifications regarding the manufacture and installation of steel doors, frames and related items, for the guidance of specifiers, end users, AEC professionals, and those interested in the construction trades at large.

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The Canadian Security Association (CANASA)
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is the national non-profit organization, established in 1977, dedicated to promoting the interests of its members and the safety and security of all Canadians. We are the recognized voice of the electronic security industry and have a growing membership of more than 1250 companies across Canada, representing all segments of the industry. We support our members through a comprehensive network of services, including high quality security education, government relations, marketing, communications, leading industry trade shows and the latest industry information and news.

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Canada Green Building Council
The Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System designed to help improve energy conservation, air quality, and protect the environment both during construction, and after occupancy.