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Course Description: AEC Daily: Glass Doors: Hardware Set Selection and Specification
The term glass doors can be a good catchall for a category that plays a significant role in commercial office applications. From frameless glass doors to simple entry doors with narrow, medium, or wide stiles to demountable glass wall systems, selecting the correct hardware can be challenging and impacts ADA compliance and occupant safety and comfort. This course explores the available styles, compares locally manufactured hardware to imported sets, and discusses selection considerations and specification criteria.
Recall the benefits and advantages of demountable glass wall systems, such as maximizing daylight exposure and ensuring occupant safety and security, and their role in influencing interior commercial and office space.
Identify characteristics of various glass wall systems and glass doors, the relevant parameters for evaluation, and their impact on user comfort and safety.
Discuss selection and specification criteria for glass door hardware sets and their components in relation to safety criteria and ADA compliance.
Summarize expert recommendations and common mistakes when it comes to selecting and specifying hardware.