In my current column in USGlass Magazine, I addressed the requirements for delayed egress locks, which have become common in retail facilities. This hardware allows egress to be delayed for 15 seconds (or 30 seconds where approved by the AHJ), but the model codes include a long list of criteria for these doors. Can you answer this question:
What is required for code-compliant delayed egress hardware?
Which occupancies are allowed to have delayed egress locks, and how does this hardware function during a fire or other emergency? If you’re not sure of the mandates for delayed egress applications, 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. 🙂