Code Considerations

Experts in code compliance have contributed to the contents of these interpretations. Appropriate references to the code sections are provided throughout this narrative.

The Fire Door Armor™ barricade is to be installed, in field, on existing fire doors in existing occupancies vs. new occupancies, in classrooms and other-use rooms. Codes for existing occupancies are more general in nature as they must cover generations of buildings constructed to meet codes at differing levels of code evolution. This leaves significant room for interpretation with local AHJ’s having the final authority of what is code compliant and what is not.

Included in the following link are some key code issues and their related interpretation/justification.


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