Thursday’s 6pm ET Zoom study session is titled, “Fire-rated doors” You’ll take the first five minutes of class to answer the question alone, but if you would like to get a head-start on that, here is the assignment.
An architecture firm designed a large medical building that sits adjacent to another large medical building and both buildings are part of the same hospital. The two buildings are considered separate by code, but have a door connecting them at each floor. Working on the site in construction services phase, an architect has been inspecting the fire-rated doors in the building. Which of the following concerns rise to a level where the architect should document her worries to the owner and contractor. Select the 4 best answers.
One fire-rated door connecting the two buildings is held at 90 degrees with an automated hold-open, but that hold-open doesn’t appear to be attached to the building’s fire alarm system
One fire-rated door uses hinges that weren’t part of the original approved assembly
One fire-rated door is glass
Some fire-rated doors are difficult to push open in normal operation, requiring a significant amount of force
Some fire-rated doors are rated to a lower standard than the walls they sit in
Some fire-rated doors with automatic closers don’t fully self-close and latch during everyday operation
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