The Construction Specifier’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a look at the design and specification of specialty doors. “Step into the World of Specialty Doors” is a four-part e-book exploring doors and hardware for a variety of applications, including healthcare.
Sam’s Tavern in Seattle, Washington, has been described as a “whimsical bar.” In order to increase the restaurant and bar’s overall capacity, owner James Snyder opted for two hydraulic doors, designed to open to an outside courtyard. Clad in glass to maximize natural light, the doors lay at a flat 90 degree angle when fully open, which creates a covered patio with additional seating that patrons can enjoy, even on Seattle’s many rainy days.
Located between a high-tech corridor and a trendy neighborhood, Seattle’s Third & Harrison was envisioned by designers at Perkins+Will as a new, sustainably-designed icon for urban professionals interested in working close to the city’s natural elements.
The latest edition of North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS), is now available. Compiled by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the update, 101/I.S.2/A440-17, replaces the 2011 edition of the joint standard.