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Here’s the scenario:

Imagine a multi-family residential building under construction, that needs to comply with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).  The hardware specification calls for a dummy lever on the push side of the door leading from the master bedroom to a walk-in closet.  The door also has a roller latch.  There is no dummy lever or door pull specified for the pull side of the door.  If someone closes the door while they are in the walk-in closet, they will have to try to open the door by reaching their fingers (or a coat hanger) under the bottom of the door.


a) Where in the IBC does it state that this door must have a door pull or dummy lever on the closet side of the door?

b) If the door pull or dummy lever is required by the IBC, who is responsible for the added cost?

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