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housing equipment of 600 volts or more or equipment of 800 amps or
more with overcurrent devices, switching devices or control devices
and also for battery rooms. This applies to doors within 25 feet of the
required working space.
Fire Door Assemblies - NFPA 80 is the standard for fire doors
and other opening protectives, and this standard includes detailed
requirements for various types of fire doors. Beginning with the 2007
edition, the standard requires annual fire door inspections as part
of the maintenance of a fire door assembly, with the documentation
kept for review by the authority having jurisdiction. A change was
made in the 2013 edition of NFPA 80, requiring fire door assemblies
to be inspected after installation and after maintenance work, in
addition to annually. Allowable modifications to fire door assemblies
are also addressed in this standard, with most job-site preparations
limited to holes of one-inch in diameter.
Smoke Infiltration - The IBC requires fire doors and smoke doors
installed in certain locations to limit air infiltration to 3 cubic feet per
minute per square foot of door opening at one-tenth inch of water for
both the ambient temperature test and the elevated temperature exposure test. While not specifically stated in the codes or standards, in
order to limit the airflow to this level, gasketing is typically required
at the head and jambs and at the meeting stiles of pairs. Door bottoms
are not required for most fire doors and smoke doors.
Accessibility - Updated design standards for compliance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 2012 and
include several requirements to be aware of now. In addition to hardware that operates without tight grasping, tight pinching or twisting
of the wrist, the standard requires hardware that operates with 5
pounds of force or less. On manually operated doors, the area on the
push side of the door within 10 inches of the floor is required to be
flush and smooth with no projecting hardware. If a door has vision
lights or sidelights, at least one light has to be located so the bottom of
the light is no higher than 43 inches above the floor.
Safety Glazing - When glazing is installed in a door, sidelight, or
other hazardous location, it is required to meet impact-resistance
requirements in case of human impact. In the past, fire door assemblies were exempt from the impact-resistance requirements, because
products that would address both fire protection and impact resistance were not available when the safety standards were introduced.
The most common glazing used in fire door assemblies was traditional wired glass, which is very hazardous and accounts for more than
2,000 injuries in schools each year. Current codes do not include the
exception for glass in fire door assemblies, so this glazing must meet
both sets of requirements and each piece of glazing must be marked
to indicate compliance.
School Security - Many schools, offices and other facilities are looking for solutions to address concerns about active shooter incidents.

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Associates of Florida
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Construction of the Hyde
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The Beck Group -
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In the rush to secure classroom doors, code
requirements may be overlooked. A change
has been approved for the 2018 edition
of the IBC, which will reinforce current
requirements for egress, accessibility, and fire
protection, and will also require authorized
access to locked rooms from the outside.
While security is important, it's also critical to
maintain life safety.
There are many other code changes that
can impact construction projects, so staying
up-to-date on the current codes is crucial.
Lori Greene is manager of codes and resources for Allegion. She has worked in
the door hardware industry for more than 30 years, focusing largely on support
and education around code requirements surrounding the doorway. In 2009, she
created iDigHardware.com, a door hardware, code-specific blog, where she shares
her expertise and answers questions across various code-related topics.

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