ERIC Number: ED028603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Public Entrance Doors. Proceedings of a Conference of the Building Research Institute, Division of Engineering and Industrial Research (Spring 1961).
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Several areas are discussed including--(1) architectural criteria, (2) installation and operation of public entrance doors, (3) weather protection, (4) materials and maintenance factors, (5) coordinating hardware for entrance doors, and (6) open forum discussion. Six factors are cited as being critical in the design of public doorways--(1) the need for a complete study of the entrance doorway in order to minimize physical problems, (2) consideration of the building's function and the usage of the specific doorway in the design and selection of materials, (3) the need to provide security against unauthorized entry, (4) durability of the entire assembly, (5) operation of the doorway should be obvious, simple and free from potential accidential hazards, and (6) the budget assigned must be adequate to provide satisfactory design and installation of quality entrances in public facilities. (RH)
Descriptors: Building Design, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Doors, Economic Factors, Facility Requirements, Finishing, Maintenance, Public Facilities, Research Criteria, Structural Elements (Construction)
Building Research Institute, Division of Engineering and Industrial Research, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. ($6.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.