December 01, 2002 |

Homework assignment

The rolling and counter doors at Findley Elementary School in Beaverton, Pa., have a SpectraShield finish on them, chosen by the school because it is environmentally friendly and durable. According to the maker, it outperforms field-applied liquid paints in color retention, UV stability, and resistance to corrosion, chemicals, and abrasion.


Reader Service No. 302

Behind the green door

Environmentally conscious wood doors come in both nonrated and 20-minute fire-rated applications, with either neutral pressure or positive pressure fire-labels. Environmental-Class doors are suited for offices, schools, hospitals, and government facilities. Offered in veneer species, medium density overlay, or plastic laminate.

Marshfield Door Systems.

Reader Service No. 300

Framing the look

Pre-finished steel door frame is pre-assembled for lower field costs and faster installation. The maker claims MiterGard door frame protects against installation errors, with its "L-shaped" casing component, which allows for other sections to slide into the header for better fit.


Reader Service No. 306

Fire-rated doors

Fire-rated hardwood framing and doors available in a variety of wood species, with fire ratings from 20 to 90 minutes, in sizes up to 48x96 in. Finished at the factory to match the color scheme of the project. Doors come standard with hardware packages, including ball-bearing pivot hinges, surface-mounted or concealed closers, or single-mortise locks and panic hardware.

Technical Glass Products.

Reader Service No. 305

Oooo la la!

Hilton Corp.'s Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas specified custom-made Seamless-brand clad aluminum doors and frames for entryways. Cladding is 464 alloy naval brass and #8 polished mirror and lacquer coating, with S-shaped muntins and custom "P" (for "Paris," bien sûr!) door handles. Glazing stops are also clad for a uniform look with the door frame. Doors come with a one-year warranty. The project's architect was Las Vegas-based Bergman-Walls and Associates.

Dawson Doors.

Reader Service No. 301

Overlay Init