Building Design and Construction

Horizontally Hinged Doors

Effective use of horizontally hinged swinging doors is made in such applications as craneway entrances to buildings. Widths exceeding 100 ft at or near the top of the building can be opened to depths of 4 to 18 ft. Frequently, horizontally sliding doors are employed below crane doors to increase the opening. If so, the top guides are contained in the bottom of the crane door; so the sliding door must be opened before the swinging door.
Top-hinged swinging doors are made of light materials, such as structural steel and exterior-grade plywood. The panel can be motor-operated to open in 1 min or less.

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