Revolving doors create modern entrances that reduce energy and save businesses space. But, as with any entrance that is used by the public, there are some implications to consider for creating the safest experience possible. Consider 5 safety tips for the safest revolving door entry.
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Many people and authorities are taking a serious look at energy efficiency, especially where large, commercial buildings in metro cities are concerned – and rightfully so. The biggest energy users in commercial buildings are lighting and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) – accounting for 19% of all the energy used in the United States, according to ASi Controls.
Unfortunately, there are no nationally enforced energy codes or “standards” that commercial building owners must abide by in the United States. Energy codes are agreed upon at the state and local levels. There are some guidelines, however, put out by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). These two organizations focus on conservation requirements for the building envelope.
You’ve done the research – revolving doors will save your company significantly on its energy bills, allow you to regain interior floor space, and help you stand out from the rest of the buildings on the block. Your research also tells you that the door should last decades past the purchase date. And it will, if you don’t overlook one critical item during installation: the flooring.
I have over 30 years of experience in the revolving door business and I’ve seen time and again how neglecting the flooring can come back to bite – maybe not instantly – but definitely years down the road. Let’s explore why a level floor is necessary and when a floor frame might be required during installation.
Creating a revolving door specification (“spec” for short) can be extremely challenging. Many architects and specifiers today utilize online specification services for identifying the revolving doors they want to incorporate into their projects. These online sites often provide “master” revolving door specs that bundle numerous different types of doors into a single 20+ page document. The architect or specifier has to know what to keep and what to delete. This process creates the potential for errors.
Airports have undoubtedly become high-risk environments that are routinely regulated by national and international legislation. Over time, the threat to global travel has increased, meaning that the likelihood of violations regarding international travel has become highly likely. Therefore, the need to build a flexible solution weighs heavily on those whose role it is to assess and evaluate the internal safety of an airport while still continuously addressing the needs of passengers, airport visitors and employees alike.
With almost all buildings in the public and private environment, the entrance is, rightly, expected to be accessible to everyone. Due to the increasing aging population, it is becoming more and more important to take the elderly and people with disabilities into account.
It is no secret that we’re living in a time of great unrest. The news is laden with headlines publicizing "lives matter" and "occupy Wall Street" movements, political protests, active shooter incidents…the list goes on. As a result, businesses are seeing an urgent need to protect their customers and staff from the impacts of these disruptive, destructive, and even deadly acts.
After 49 years in the grocery business, Bob Mariano is a legend in the Chicago area and beyond. After beginning as a deli clerk in 1967 and working his way up the corporate ladder for Dominick’s Finer Foods, eventually becoming President and CEO in 1995, Bob took on leadership of Roundy's stores in 2002.
Recently, the city of New York passed a law stating all city businesses are now required to keep their doors closed during business hours. Energy freely escaping any building is clearly not good, but how many of us consider what we may be letting into our buildings? Unwanted guests include hot and cold air, dust, fumes, dirt, water, and anything else that can get through. The type of door you have can make all the difference.