According to a report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America, health care construction was up 4 percent in 2008. Construction of new hospitals and new medical offices or renovations on existing facilities require particular hardware. General Contractors depend on vendors like Quality Door & Hardware to procure hardware to meet standards in medical and acute care facilities construction. Aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel,  push and pull plates are items medical institutions commonly change and contractors need in their supply chain. Grab bars that need to support loads in excess of 900lbs are stocked and available for immediate delivery. Fire-rated and non-fire rated Exit devices are required in numerous locations throughout the building to comply with life safety code, along with specific related hardware, such as closers and locksets. If you have any particular hardware needs and require some assistance, please call (800) 992-3667 (door). We carry a full-line of architectural hardware from a large list of manufacturers and are happy to assist you today!