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Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Leaves
February 13, 2008

AAMA 925-07, a specification for testing side-hinged door leaves, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to Ken Brenden, AAMA technical standards manager, the revamped six-page document, first published in 2003 and titled Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Leaves, includes several updates.

The purpose of this specification is to establish a standard method of evaluating a side-hinged door leaf for its ability to resist a vertical load along the lock stile in a typical door frame application. Through the life of a side-hinged door system, there may be several causes of an extraordinary vertical load to be applied to the door leaf. Some typical examples include a child hanging from the handle of the door or a load such as a wreath or hangars being supported by the door leaf. This specification determines the effects of such loads when applied to a side-hinged door system, per Brenden.

The Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Leaves is available to members at a cost of $10 for download, $20 for paper copy and $25 for CD. Non-members may purchase the document at a cost of $25 for download, $50 for paper copy and $55 for CD. To order visit the AAMA Online Publication Store at www.aamanet.org


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