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Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations by David Kent Ballast

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Chapter 4F. Doors and Windows

The selection and design of doors and glass building components is complicated by the many conditions under which they must perform. The tables in this part provide easy-to-use guidelines to assist you in making such selections. Tables 4F-1 through 4F-6 give concise data on doors, frames, and hardware selection. Tables 4F-7 through 4F-12 outline the various properties of glass and the selection and design of glazing materials.

Table 4F-1. Fire Door Classifications

Fire Door Rating (in hours)

Opening Class

Use of Wall

Rating of Wall (in hours)

3

A

Fire walls

Fire separations

3 or 4

1 1/2

B

Vertical shafts

Exit stairs

Fire separations

2

1

B

Vertical shafts

Exit stairs

Fire separations

1

3/4

C

Fire-resistive partitions

Corridors

Hazardous ...

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