Mobility in Old Age: Doors Must Facilitate Access, Not Make it Harder In the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a Swedish pensioner is tired of being underestimated because of his age. The charming protagonist Allan Karlsson decides to take control. He walks outside his window in his slippers
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Why Your Door Hardware and Accessories Matter In the much-beloved children’s literature classic The Chronicles of Narnia, four adventurous siblings open a door and enter a new world of frozen eternal winter. But once they’re out of the safe environment of their bedrooms, they realize they’re intruders in the territory of the White
How to Plan Accessible Evacuation Routes for Office Buildings Emergencies and accidents can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere, including the workplace. The United States Department of Labor includes both natural and humanmade incidents as a workplace emergency. These include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, toxic gas releases, chemical spills, radiological accidents, explosions, civil disturbances,
The Ultimate Guide to Fire Doors: The 5 Critical Points to Consider Fires are among the most dangerous and costly accidents that can happen in a building. In 2018, in the US alone, there was a civilian fire death every 2 hours and 24 minutes, taking almost 3,000 lives and costing USD 25.6
The Importance of Fire Doors for Creating Safe Buildings Building design today, and throughout the 20th century, has been significantly shaped by fire safety considerations. Architects today are familiar with the wide range of code requirements for a building to be compliant, from materials, to fire extinguisher locations, to fire-rated walls and doors.