Logan Piburn sent me these photos the other day and asked for my opinion.  Based on the model code excerpts below, would you consider these egress doors code-compliant?  Remember, the IBC requirements apply to doors required for egress as well as doors provided for egress purposes.


IBC: Doors in the means of egress shall be readily distinguishable from the adjacent construction and finishes such that the doors are easily recognizable as doors. Mirrors or similar reflecting materials shall not be used on means of egress doors. Means of egress doors shall not be concealed by curtains, drapes, decorations or similar materials.

NFPA 101:  Exit access and exit doors shall be designed and arranged to be clearly recognizable.  Hangings or draperies shall not be placed over exit doors or located so that they conceal or obscure any exit, unless otherwise provided in  [The referenced section – – has to do with tent doors.]

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