BHMA Technical Bulletin: Power Operated Doors
International Building Code: Power-Operated Doors (IBC Section 1008.1.4.2) and
Horizontal Sliding Doors (IBC Section 1008.1.4.3)
Two long-standing sections of the International Building Code (IBC) addressing requirements for doors in the means of egress are resulting in too many "scratch your head" situations. This BHMA Technical Bulletin attempts to illustrate the types of doors addressed by IBC Section 1008.1.4.2 Power-operated doors, and to differentiate these from the type of doors addressed by IBC Section 1008.1.4.3. Horizontal sliding doors.