In designing a path of egress for a building, there may be instances in which a high-speed door becomes a component of the path. Joseph Hetzel, P.E., technical director of the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association, explains how high-speed doors can be used as a means of egress, or exit, by describing options, code guidance and specification guidance.
The Salem Building and Safety Division team recommends that any building department considering accreditation should cultivate buy-in from staff and be open to changing the status quo.
Some of the typical questions asked of the technical support team of the International Code Council regarding the the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code are addressed.
Increasing climate-related natural disasters have brought the topic of resilient design to the forefront and building design professionals must now consider the many elements shaping the resilience of the built environment.
The Code Council’s Board Shadow Program enables seasoned code professionals and emerging industry leaders to facilitate a feedback loop of challenge, solution, development and learning.