ANSI Revises Standard for Swinging Door Assemblies

March 11th, 2014 by DWM Magazine

The American National Standards Institute has made a revision to a standard involving the Steel Door Institute (SDI) (ASC A250). The standard is ANSI A250.13-2014, Testing & Rating of Severe Windstorm Resistant Components for Swinging Door Assemblies for Protection of Building Envelopes. It is not applicable for FEMA 320/361 of ICC-500 Shelters) (revision of ANSI A250.13-2008).

The standard provides procedure for testing and establishing load ratings for components of exterior swinging door assemblies for purposes of protection of openings in building envelopes during severe windstorm conditions, such as a hurricane that produces sustained wind speeds or gusts in a range of 110 to 15 mph as defined by ASCE 7.

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