Architects and designers continue to adopt and share strategies to boost universal design for doorways and entrances. Rather than aiming for minimum compliance, which is enforced by codes and ADA, these savvy building professionals are thinking about universal design and user preferences, and differentiating their buildings by leveraging appropriate technologies.

The keys to success include: *Choosing and designing appropriate entries, openings and doors for people with varied abilities. *Applying those door systems to meet and exceed all ADA requirements for entries in buildings of certain sizes. *All while complying with published building codes and standards.


Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the best practices in design for automatic sliding, folding, revolving and swinging doors that meet both ADA compliance and encourage the health and safety of occupants.
  • Examine the role of automatic door systems to the built environment and the operational aspects that enhance the health and safety of occupants.
  • Explore configurations and applications that expand the functionality of door systems including universal access and safety and security devices.
  • Compare and contrast ADA, building codes, and ANSI guidelines in terms of specifying automatic door systems that meet and exceed regulations.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of building code requirements and ADA standards.