BHMA Technical Bulletin: Power Operated Doors

International Building Code: Power-Operated Doors 2009 & 2012 IBC Section 1008.1.4.2; 2015 & 2018 IBC Section1010.1.4.2
Special Purpose Horizontal Sliding, Accordion, or Folding Doors 2009 & 2012 IBC Section 1008.1.4.3; 2015 & 2018 IBC Section 1010.1.4.3
 
08/21/2018
 
INTRODUCTION
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 2009 & 2012 IBC Section 1008.1.4.2 Power-operated doors (revised to Section 1010.1.4.2 with the 2015 and 2018 IBC), and to differentiate these from the type of doors addressed by 2009 & 2012 IBC Section 1008.1.4.3. Horizontal sliding doors (revised to Section 1010.1.4.3 Special Purpose Horizontal Sliding, Accordion, or Folding Doors with the 2015 and 2018 IBC),
 

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