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 Glossary     October 20, 2017  

Automatic Doors/Auto Doors

There are several kinds of automatic personnel doors, which are often referred to as “access doors” to distinguish them from garage doors:

HINGED DOORS which pivot along one side. Many hinged doors only open outward or inward, but can also be designed to open in both directions.

FOLDING DOORS which have several panels that fold when opened. Folding doors are sometimes called accordion doors and are used where there may be limited space for a straight door to swing.

REVOLVING DOORS which rotate around a center shaft. They permit people to walk in or out of a building at the same time. Revolving doors incorporate airlocks to reduce the amount of heating or air conditioning lost when the doors are used.

SLIDING DOORS which slide along tracks. These are often installed for space considerations. Sliding glass doors are often used to maximize views through the doors.

Automatic access doors open or close electronically using a sensor or a switch. Sensors care activated either by pressure (e.g. stepping onto a floor mat), motion (e.g. activating an infra-red beam) or a remote control device (e.g. a security key card.)

Handicap Door

Handicap doors are the results of the disability rights legislation which is designed to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. ADA approved handicap doors are designed to increase the independence, accessibility and safety for handicapped people. 

With the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, the term can be used to focus on doors specifically designed for people with special needs. Today, public and private buildings generally must offer access doors for people with disabilities.  

Access Door

Access door is a term used to describe the degree to which a door is available to as many people as possible. All access doors are designed to assist people.

With the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, the term can be used to focus on doors specifically designed for people with special needs. Today, public and private buildings generally must offer access doors for people with disabilities.   

Accessible entrance

Accessible entrance is a term used to describe the degree to which a door is available to as many people as possible. All access doors are designed to assist people.

With the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, the term can be used to focus on doors specifically designed for people with special needs. Today, public and private buildings generally must offer access doors for people with disabilities.   

ADA (automatic/approved/compliant,etc) doors

With the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, this term is used to focus on doors specifically designed for people with special needs. Today, public and private buildings generally must offer access doors for people with disabilities.  

ADA Compliant Door Hardware

With the passage of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, this term is used to focus on door hardware specifically designed for people with special needs. Today, public and private buildings generally must offer access doors for people with disabilities.  

Door openers (use automatic doors above)

Emergency exit doors

Emergency exit doors are clearly marked with the word ‘exit’. They will lead occupants to a stairway or street level exit outside of a building in the event of a fir or other emergency.

Fire doors

Fire door are fire-resistant and are used as part of a fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire or smoke between rooms. They are also designed to help people to safely leave a building. The door, door frame, smoke seals  and the hardware must meet the testing guidelines. Fire doors have a fire-resistance numerical which quantifies the number of hours of resistance to a test fire.

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