Doors let people go in and out of buildings, but they can also prevent people from entering or leaving. That pair of basic facts is the reason it's challenging to avoid conflicts between fire/life safety objectives and security goals. To achieve both takes a little homework. FMs should understand codes, traffic patterns in the building, and security risks, among other factors. Click here for a detailed look at the safety and security criteria that FMs should consider when evaluating door and door hardware options.
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