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If it looks like a door and swings like a door, building occupants (and the code official) will probably think it’s a door, and it should operate like doors are supposed to.
By |March 26th, 2020|
In order to understand the code requirements that apply to […]
By |July 20th, 2017|
Many of today’s architectural designs incorporate outdoor spaces such as balconies, terraces, and courtyards, allowing building occupants access to natural light and fresh air. How do the model codes handle these areas?
By |August 24th, 2016|
My next online Decoded class will be held on Wednesday, January 21st from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern. This is the third class in the series of 4 presented on behalf of the Door & Hardware Institute, and I will cover the requirements for life safety and egress...
By |January 12th, 2015|
A common question when replacing doors and hardware during a renovation is whether one leaf of a pair can be “fixed” in place, or whether an opening can be eliminated completely. It’s very risky to make this decision without consulting the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), but it is helpful to understand some of the factors that could affect the location, size, and quantity of required exits before preparing your request for the AHJ...
By |December 31st, 2014|
[Back to main Decoded page.] The third class in this […]
By |June 10th, 2014|
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By |May 2nd, 2014|
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By |March 17th, 2014|
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By |December 7th, 2013|
[Back to main Decoded page.] The code classes in the […]
By |November 26th, 2013|