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Nov 29 2017

WW: What’s missing?

This Wordless Wednesday video is from the Daily Mail…what’s missing from this application?

This egress attempt took about 3 hours but has been edited down to a 4-minute video…there’s a surprise at 2:47:

14 Responses to “WW: What’s missing?”

  1. Charles says:

    My reason “push buttons” should not be in allowed by code anymore!!!!!

    Modern technology just add hardware at the door to release the magnetic lock!!!

    I guess that was the only exit from the Building?

  2. lach says:

    Was that a mag lock button release?

    • Lori says:

      Yes, but if the door was in the US it would have required a sensor so the person wouldn’t have to know to push the button.

      – Lori

  3. Carl says:


  4. Jon Mckinney says:

    Is it held with a electromagnetic lock without a request-to-exit?

  5. Richard McKie says:

    Loved it! You have to watch the whole thing. 🙂
    A bit of signage would have saved the door but we would have missed
    4 minutes of great entertainment.


    There is a Mouse in the House .lol priceless..I guess the obvious lack of signage would be my guess .like emergency exit only push button to release door.

    • Lori says:

      Hi David –

      What is missing (at least if this was in the US) is the sensor that should have unlocked the door when the person entered the vestibule. The push button is an emergency override but the sensor is supposed to be there so the person doesn’t have to know to push the button.

      – Lori

  7. Charles says:

    What IBC or UBC, ICBO code cycle did the sensor start being a requirement?

    I still think push buttons should go away

    • Lori says:

      The push buttons are just an emergency override, required in addition to the sensor. I’m pretty sure the button and sensor have both been required since the section was added to the model codes. I checked the 2000 editions of 101 and the IBC and both include the button and sensor.

      – Lori

  8. Dwight Havens says:

    A set of irons…

  9. curtis meskus says:

    persistence yes, brains no

  10. Mark says:

    Too funny. I wonder how the foot surgery went?

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