Door Hardware Markings

Door Hardware Markings within interior exit stairways of high rise buildings are required by the following building and fire codes:

  • IBC/IFC 2009, 2012 section 1024.2.6.2
  • IBC/IFC 2015 section 1025.2.6.2
  • NYC LL 141 Section 1024.2.6.2
  • NYC LL26 RS 6.1 Section 2.2.9
  • NFPA 101 section

IBC 2015 section 1025.2.6.2 Code Requirements:

Door hardware shall be marked with not less than 16 square inches (406 mm2) of luminous material. This marking shall be located behind, immediately adjacent to, or on the door handle or escutcheon. Where a panic bar is installed, such material shall be not less than 1 inch (25 mm) wide for the entire length of the actuating bar or touchpad.