Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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mcdmag.com September/October 2014 | Medical Construction & Design 21 wall to ensure the space can perfectly accommodate all components of the door and its motion path. Because swing door clear openings differ from sliding doors, be sure to check that drawings indicate the required clear opening, not just the door leaf size. Be sure to specify a track and hardware system that can easily handle the weight of a sliding door, particularly when installing a barn door, in which all of the door's weight must be born by the top track. Slid- ing door manufacturers can assist in this selection process by recommending appropri- ate components based on the material type, desired aesthetic and the shape/weight of the particular door being installed. Some manufacturers provide certifi ed installation training programs to ensure that quality doors are properly installed by well-informed teams. Although sliding doors prove a relatively simple installation in most settings for capable contractors, it is cru- cial that the install team fully understands all challenges associated with sliding doors to avoid warping, improper track movement and hardware failure over time. Beauty in simplicity When correctly installed, sliding doors can provide a long-term, super-effi cient, easy-to-use and beautiful solu- tion for healthcare settings. With options for soft-closing, automatic open/close and sound attenuation, these lightweight but durable doors provide all the fl exibility and usability needed to suit the growing demands of medical construction. Sliding doors are a newer, trending option for today's — and tomorrow's — exam and patient rooms. Amongst the innumerable complexi- ties of healthcare design and construction, sliding doors provide a simple solution. ■ Dustin Swartz is general manager of Aurora Doors. He has been designing, developing and build- ing architectural products for nearly 20 years. Swartz leads the development and design of high- performance interior doors, wall partitions and other products. >> from page 18 At Seattle Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bellevue, Washington, doors are top hung with no exposed fl oor tracks to preserve easy access for a wide range of users. 8200 Series Mortise Lock with BHD Trim 8200 Series Mortise Lock with BHL Trim 8200 Series Mortise Lock with ALP Trim A safe environment is a healthy one. Strong, reliable and thoughtfully designed, the 8200 mortise lock with BHW trim from our Behavioral Health Series ™ is perfect for demanding healthcare applications. With sloping surfaces and a unique integrated lever and escutcheon, the suite of products from the Behavioral Health Series ™ provides an answer for every level of patient risk. All without compromising the style, functionality and versatility you expect from SARGENT. Scan the tag or visit the web site below for more information. www.sargentlock.com Strong and Secure Innovative door hardware, designed for behavioral health facilities 8200 Series Mortise Lock with BHW Trim Get the free mobile app at http://gettag.mobi Copyright © 2013 Sargent Manufacturing Company, an ASSA ABLOY Group company. All rights reserved. © Photo by Norix Group, Inc.

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