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Doors – Semi-Assist or Low-Energy – that is the question…

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Other than manual sliding, swinging, roll-up, folding, or fire-rated, there are 3 other categories for doors. That is Power-Operated (Automatic), Low-Energy Powered, and Power-Assist. Each of these door types have their own requirements.


Doors – Power Assist and Low Energy

Posted on January 29th, 2014

Pedestrian doors and gates come in many varieties whether – sliding, swinging, or folding and whether manual at one side of the spectrum to fully Power Operated at the other side. In between, we have Power Assist and Low Energy doors. It is these latter two types which have generated confusion and which we will look at including the signage requirements.



Locks, Keys, & Hardware

Posted on July 9th, 2013

A good percentage of all doors and gates have some form of locking device other than a latch. Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADAS) basically includes locks within the hardware section stating it should be located between 34” and 48 “ above the finished floor or ground. California on the other hand allows a maximum […]


Signs and Things – Types

Posted on February 1st, 2013

In a previous article I provided an overview of the component pieces that go into signs. So the next question is, what components go into what kinds of signs? There are many sign types, each with their own requirements and exceptions. In order to understand some of the requirements the Components article should also be […]


Signs and Things – Components

Posted on January 1st, 2013

One of the most forgotten elements is signage. Basically it can be divided into three groups – permanent room signs, way-finding, and informational signs, but there are other types as well. Permanent room signs also have requirements for installation location with criteria for clear floor space in front. Height requirements have now been changed with […]


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