If any of you attended DHI’s AH2 class in Savannah, Georgia back in the Good Old Days, you may have had one of my all-time favorite instructors – Bob Jutzi. I actually use a lot of his techniques when I teach, to try to make my classes more engaging and dare I say “fun”? I don’t have a flat-cat Earl, but I still have the monkey from my AH2 class (and a monkey arm from another year). Bob sent me the photos below so if you want to leave him a “howdy” you can do so in the comments.
Bob has obviously been holding out on me because I’ve mentioned at least twice how much I enjoy seeing panics on bathroom doors (once, twice). This is a first though – a single restroom with a panic? I could insert an inappropriate comment here but I will hold it. 😉
This spring hinge / closing device may get the job done (sort of), but it’s a little tough on the door:
This very cool revolving door wouldn’t meet the egress requirements, but it’s very creative. All 3 of these photos were taken in Italy – this one at an art gallery.
Just a couple of days ago, one of my favorite architects asked me how to detail a fire-rated opening in a masonry wall. I did NOT suggest this application…the frame is bolted to the face of the wall, and the existing opening is actually smaller than the new one so it reduces the clear width. Yes, this is a fire door assembly, and according to Bob it was approved by the AHJ.