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Stepping Thru Doors, Gates, & Signs, and What Makes Them Accessible

DESCRIPTION

Just about every facility has a door or gate that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance. We will review door and gate requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices. The requirements vary depending upon the type of entry and whether it is swinging, sliding, pocket, or just an opening. There are power-assist, low energy, and automatic doors and gates which have further requirements over and above manual doors. As always, the approach has impact on spatial parameters. We will additionally review permanent room signs which are associated with doors and also have impact on spatial requirements.

SUMMARY
Just about every facility has a door that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — we will review door, gate, and opening requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices and permanent room signage

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the different door types and their requirements
  • Review clear floor space requirements dependent upon approach and door/opening type
  • Learn about hardware and specifications for the door itself
  • Overview different specialty doors and their parameters

typically 5 hours for the full seminar, or 3 hours (no signs)


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