Door-Use Study

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Journal titlePaper, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
Subjectdoors; accessibility; handicapped persons; use ( utilization); Building envelope; porte; accessibilite; handicape; usage (utilisation)
AbstractDoors are frequently inconvenient to people who are burdened or lack physical agility or strength. This report describes a study undertaken at DBR/NRC to determine the difficulties that arise in the use of doors. The study comprised the evaluation of current research, field observations and a series of laboratory tests. In the last, the ease of opening doors depending on differential air pressures, mechanical closures and latching hardware was assessed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number19783
NPARC number20386125
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Record identifier3f545fd8-771a-49a3-9eb8-afbca965be93
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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