The deadline to comment on SDI (ASC A250) (Steel Door Institute) is July 9, 2018.

The standard, BSR/SDI/BHMA A250.13-2014 (R201x), called “Testing & Rating of Severe Windstorm Resistant Components for Swinging Door Assemblies for Protection of Building Envelopes” (Not applicable for FEMA 320/361 or ICC 500 Shelters) is the reaffirmation and redesignation of ANSI A250.13-2014.

This standard provides procedures for testing and establishing load ratings for components of exterior swinging door assemblies for purposes of protection of openings in building envelopes during severe windstorm conditions. It is not intended to simulate wind forces generated by tornadoes. An electronic copy is available here. Send comments (with copy to to