Tag Archives: fire door

Adaptive Reuse: Inner-city High School Campus Builds Up

The doors used effectively separate the elevator lobby area from the corridors in Georgia’s North Atlanta High School high-rise building.  Photos © Jim Roof/Won-Door FireGuard

By Sharon Haddock

The new North Atlanta High School has risen from the ashes of an old office complex and now boasts safe access and egress for students across campus.

Designed by Collins Cooper Carusi Architects along with Cooper Carry & Associates, the 23-ha (56-acre) site was previously a complex of aging IBM office buildings that included two 11-story towers. Reborn as a school, the project is targeting Silver under the Leadership in Energy and …

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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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