In the wake of any tragedy, society struggles collectively to process the loss. For some, it is the loss of friends and loved ones, but for most, it is the feelings of safety and trust that are diminished.
The most prized types of windows and doors—composed of custom, handcrafted, solid, hot-rolled steel—grace innumerable luxury residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, and historically prominent structures across the United States.
Similar to most industrial sectors, regulatory requirements in both pharmaceutical and food manufacturing have become more stringent than ever. In response, the equipment and processes used in these industries have also become more sophisticated.
Specifying and installing doors and hardware has become increasingly complex. Integrated doors have emerged as a popular solution to combat this trend, and make it easier to select and install the correct product for many types of openings.
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.
Exterior door assemblies not covered by Florida Building Code (FBC) 1715.5.2, “Exterior Windows, Siding, and Patio Glass,” or FBC 17126.96.36.199, “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...
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.
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.
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.
by Adrian Gerard Saldanha and David H. Nicastro, PE
Leaking exterior doors are a common problem affecting building owners and tenants, causing property damage, and requiring expensive repairs. Designers and builders are aware of the issue. Nevertheless, they continually struggle to prevent water infiltration through this fundamental building element.