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Impactable Dock Doors Help Increase Safety in Warehouses

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Warehouse doors can help increase safety by helping protect the integrity of the floor. They are designed to prevent the elements from the entering the facility, and reduce the threat of condensation from creating a slipping/tripping hazard for those on foot or those trying to quickly maneuver forklifts in tight areas. They also serve to reduce impact accidents and injuries by absorbing ‘hits.’ To ensure the right assembly, there are numerous high-pressure and missile-impact tests that demonstrate the strength of the doors—important for facing up to high winds.

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Impactable Dock Doors: Florida Building Code (FBC) 1715.5.3, “Exterior Door Assemblies”

Exterior door assemblies not covered by Florida Building Code (FBC) 1715.5.2, “Exterior Windows, Siding, and Patio Glass,” or FBC 1715.5.3.1, “Exterior Door Assemblies,” shall be tested for structural integrity in accordance with Procedure A of ASTM E330, Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylight,s and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference, at a load of 1.5 times the required design pressure load. The load shall be sustained for 10 seconds with no permanent deformation of any main frame or panel member in excess of 0.4 percent of its span after the load is removed. The design pressures, as determined from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, are permitted to be multiplied by 0.6. High-velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ) must comply with Testing Application Standard (TAS) 202. After each specified loading, there must be no glass breakage, permanent damage to fasteners, hardware parts, or any other damage that causes the door to be inoperable.

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Steeling for Success: More to metal doors than just the metal

All photos courtesy Allegion

This article looks at the various types of steel doors, including options that protect against extreme weather, include glass for retailers and others, fight corrosion, made for healthcare locations and even blast doors. It also examines codes and standards, and how steel door industry associations are working to clear confusion for design professionals.

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Questions About Fire Doors: Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)

Photos courtesy Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Fire doors are an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system, and doors in a means of egress provide life safety by allowing people to exit quickly when necessary. Still, the requirements remain a mystery for many architects and specifiers. This article addresses some of the basic code requirements pertaining to fire doors, in hopes of making them a little less mysterious.

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Safety, Security, and Specialty Doors: Finding new solutions within familiar products

All images courtesy Cornell Iron Works

Design/construction professionals are faced with evolving requirements that couple the demands for environmental separation and access control, while still maintaining fire protection and emergency egress for building occupants. While these new challenges appear daunting, it may be surprising to learn their solutions can often be found by looking at familiar products from a different perspective. This article looks at rolling grilles for emergency response, Fire-rated accordion doors, and rolling steel fire doors.

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