Remember when I used to take the kids on family road trips or international voyages, and I would post about the interesting doors I saw in our travels?  Well, this is one of my favorite weeks of the year, when many people are traveling and nobody seems too interested in codes, and I’m in Copenhagen!  Why??  Well, my oldest daughter is here studying abroad, so I decided to work from Denmark for a bit.

Yesterday we went to a used clothing market in a building that used to be a roundhouse for the Copenhagen Tram – now it’s a sports complex.  The market was held in a large room that would definitely be considered an assembly occupancy on days that it wasn’t full of clothes for sale, and check out the exits…there they are waaaaay down at the other end:

The US model codes would require panic hardware for these doors, if they were serving a calculated occupant load of 50 people or more (I-Codes) or 100 people or more (NFPA Codes).  The hardware installed here would not comply with the panic hardware requirements, and would also require special knowledge or effort, which is prohibited for doors in a means of egress:



Here are some of the original doors from when the trams would pass through them:

And finally, since we won’t have a Fixed-it Friday post this week (I’ll be off for Thanksgiving), here’s another door at this facility that should have had an overhead stop instead of the homemade alternative:


I’m so excited to see what I can find to share tomorrow!

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