I know – I just asked WWYD? yesterday, but I have another good one from Roschmann Steel & Glass Constructions Inc. The vestibule in the partial plan below is the main entrance/exit for a high-rise building, and the ground-floor exits serve a total calculated occupant load of 1,325 people. The exit shown below serves 350 occupants.
For aesthetic purposes, a change is being considered to the configuration of the swinging pair of doors at the exterior – each leaf would be increased from 36 inches wide to 62 inches wide. The doors would be 96 inches in height, 1/2-inch-thick tempered glass with top and bottom rails. The pivot point would be 20 inches from the edge of the door.
I have some thoughts on this application, but I’d like to hear from you first.
- Have you ever supplied or specified door like this?
- What are the potential code issues with this application?
- Is the projection of the hinge edge into the vestibule a problem?
- What about functional challenges?