Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies creates resource specifically for architects and designers

CARMEL, IN – March 5, 2012 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, announced today that architects and designers can now go to the company's website and find everything they need in one place. The website complements the spec writing, code consulting, product selection, training and AIA courses the company provides architects to help them define and specify security solutions easier. The architect section includes information on continuing education and AIA courses, green initiatives, links to code and compliance organizations, product selection guides and technical documentation, security solutions, a spec writer link and other pertinent security information.

"Our new architect site has just been completed and, already, we're getting feedback on how helpful it is," emphasizes Melany Whalin, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies marketing manager for influencers. "We have consolidated everything architects want into our architecture section, which we think architects will find the most helpful in the security industry."

According to Whalin, much of the information on the website was garnered from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' over 120 specification writers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. They write 7,000 specifications, amounting to over one million leaves, each year. Recent major projects include One World Trade Center in New York, the University of Miami Life Sciences Building, Children's Hospital Boston and Camp Withycombe 41st Infantry Division Headquarters in Clackamas, Oregon.

Architects can browse the continuing education and AIA catalogs within the site to find what courses are available and even link to online courses. In the "Information on Sustainable Building" section, they can get information on LEED. Architects can read case studies, articles on hot topics or join a blog conversation about door hardware solutions codes and industry issues. Once the correct product is identified, the architect can then download documents, such as specification sheets, diagrams and standards.

There is even a section on spec writing services with links to codes and compliance organizations. Architects can fill out a form to contact one of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' specification writers for help on writing specifications for 08 11 13 steel doors and frames, 08 71 00 finish hardware, 08 74 00 access control and 28 13 00 access control.

Other services available from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies include preparation of complete hardware specifications, hardware sets and numerical door indexes. Architects can ask for assistance with substitution requests, application and product questions, RFIs and the value engineering process. They can get reviews and comments on hardware submittals. They can also obtain consulting on the necessary building codes to ensure fire, life safety and accessibility requirements are met. Architects can receive product catalog cuts and wiring elevations. Lastly, they can request Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies experts to conduct job site reviews, pre-installation inspections and post-installation inspections.

The website is http://w3.securitytechnologies.com/communities/architects/Pages/default.aspx.

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