If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that in the summer I usually post some photos from various road trips and vacation days that I take with my family while working a somewhat flexible schedule.  We have a big trip coming up that I will tell you more about once we get underway, but meanwhile check out these doors that I saw on a recent errand in Boston:

TD Garden 1

aaTD Garden 2

Some of you might be thinking…”Doors can’t be disguised like that!” but this mural is on the access or ingress side of the door, not the egress side.  The model codes require means of egress doors to be readily distinguishable and easily recognizable as doors, but this requirement is typically applied to the egress side of the door.  One argument might be that the fire department may not immediately recognize these doors as a way into the space, but that’s one of the reasons for firefighters to periodically visit the buildings in their area of coverage so they know what to expect when a fire occurs.

The use of adhesive vinyl advertising is on the rise (have you seen some of the buses with full wraps?) so we will see more of this on doors – hopefully not on the egress side!  Here’s one that I saw way back in 2010 that incorporates see-through graphics over the glass.  If you see a door with adhesive vinyl graphics, I’d love a photo!

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