Q&A GraphicIn my current column in USGlass Magazine, I addressed a change to the 2021 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) that allows enclosed exterior spaces like courtyards and roof terraces to be secured.  Past editions of the I-Codes required these spaces to allow free egress into and through the building, but the 2021 editions include a new set of requirements.  If all of the criteria are met, these spaces may be secured when the area is not occupied.

Do you know the answer to this question:  How can an exterior space—like a courtyard or roof terrace—be secured to prevent unauthorized access to the building?   If you’re not sure, check out the post on the USGlass website!

USGlass Magazine is the largest trade publication that specifically serves the architectural glazing industry.  From manufacturing and fabrication, to distribution and installation, the magazine covers all facets of the industry – including the code requirements that apply to these openings!  As the list of my monthly posts grows, you can click here for the whole library.  🙂

For more information about flush bolts, refer to this Decoded article or this whiteboard animation video.

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