Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990
Calibre® Door Closers, Inc., Orange, CA 92867-3403 represents its' Commercial Series door closer designated by the to conform to those guidelines set forth in Appendix A to Part 1191 - Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, further referenced in text ANSI A117.1 from the American National Standards Institute.
4.13.11 Door Opening Force. The maximum force for pushing or pulling open a door shall be as follows:
(1) Fire doors shall have the minimum opening force allowable by the appropriate administrative authority.
(2) Other doors.
These forces do not apply to the force required to retract latch bolts or to disengage other devices that may hold the door in a closed position.
Some state and local municipalities may enforce guidelines that differ from the Federal guidelines. Furthermore, Building Code inspectors may have a different enforcement agenda to that of Health Code inspectors, which in most instances will further differ from the Fire Marshall's code requirements. Contacting your State, County, or City Building Code Enforcement will best determine which code requirement is most applicable to your specific circumstances.
CAUTION: Door Closers for Low Opening Force Requirements
Any door closer, including those certified by BHMA to conform to ANSI A156.4, and ANSI A117.1, and required to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), California Title 24, and other local modified requirements, that are chosen, installed, and adjusted, based on ADA or other reduced opening force requirements, may not provide sufficient closing power to dependably close and latch the door. The location of the door, and HVAC stack pressures can also affect door closer performance and efficiency of the door closer thus installed.
Calibre Door Closers, Inc.
Orange, CA 92867-3403