Door operation refers to the diverse variety of door typologies and strategies for closing and securing a space. Designed for a range of everyday uses in buildings including homes, offices, retail and public spaces, and industrial settings, the choice of door operation is essential for controlling the environment and the flow of people from the exterior to the interior of a space. Common everyday forms of door operation include swinging doors, sliding doors, folding doors, revolving doors, and overhead shutter doors.

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Revolving Doors
Axon drawing of a Revolving Door

A Revolving Door is a door that rotates around a vertical axis within a cylindrical enclosure. It typically consists of three or four doors or panels (called “wings or “leaves”) that hang on a central shaft. They allow large numbers of people to pass in and out, and the large diameter can accommodate strollers and wheeled luggage racks. Revolving Doors are energy efficient, as they act as an airlock to prevent drafts, decreasing the loss of heating or cooling for the building.  Revolving Doors were initially designed to relieve stack effect pressure in buildings.

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A Revolving Door is a door that rotates around a vertical axis within a cylindrical enclosure. It typically consists of three or four doors or panels (called “wings or “leaves”) that hang on a central shaft. They allow large numbers of people to pass in and out, and support larger devices.

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Pocket Sliding Doors
Axon drawing illustrating the operation of a Pocket Sliding Door

A Pocket Sliding Door is a door that disappears into a compartment in the adjacent wall when it is fully open. They are often used when there is no room for the swing of a hinged door. Depending on how wide an entry is, a Pocket Sliding Door can have a single door or a double door. They can be open and closed by a roller suspended from an overhead track, or from tracks and guides along the floor. Using a Pocket Sliding Door over a hinged door can free up more space; however, the hidden parts and hardware can make it difficult to replace or repair when something goes wrong.

Drawings of various phases of operating a Pocket Sliding Door showing open, closed and operating positions
A Pocket Sliding Door is a door that disappears into a compartment in the adjacent wall when it is fully open. They are often used when there is no room for the swing of a hinged door. Depending on how wide an entry is, a Pocket Sliding Door can have a single door or a double door.

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Bypass Sliding Doors
Axon drawing of a Bypass Sliding Door

In a Bypass Sliding Door one section of the door passes in front of the other. They are set in a double opening and are often used on closets or pantries. As the top track supports all of the weight, the bottom track is optional, and it is used only to help guide the door. The bottom guide should be used when there is a concern that the door might be bumped hard enough to swing. The system is simple and reasonably priced to divide or close off various storage spaces. With numerous configurations, Bypass Sliding Doors maintain the ease of use and offer a straightforward installation.

Plan drawings of Bypass Sliding Doors in various positions including closed, open, and operational
In a Bypass Sliding Door one section of the door passes in front of the other. They are set in a double opening and are often used on closets or pantries. As the top track supports all of the weight, the bottom track is optional, and it is used only to help guide the door.

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Surface Hung Doors
Axon illustration of a Surface Hung Door in open position

A Surface Hung Door is characteristically the same as the Conventional Hung Door, but the installation requires the frame of the door to be fixed in the to the masonry rather than the opening. The door slides over the face of the wall, and it can save much more space than a conventional door. Surface Hung Doors are useful when renovating a building, as the door can be customized to fit the passage width. The door is well suited to retrofit construction for easy accessibility and ADA compliance. 

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A Surface Hung Door is characteristically the same as the Conventional Hung Door, but the installation requires the frame of the door to be fixed in the to the masonry rather than the opening. The door slides over the face of the wall, and it can save much more space than a conventional door.

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Door Hand Conventions
Diagram illustrating the various Door Hand Conventions used for naming the operation of a door

Door hand conventions are descriptions used when specifying door hardware, such as door closers and locksets. Door handings are based on viewing the door from the outside (secure/key side) of a space and differ based on the location of the hinges and the direction in which the door opens.

Door hand conventions are descriptions used when specifying door hardware, such as door closers and locksets. Door handings are based on viewing the door from the outside (secure/key side) of a space and differ based on the location of the hinges and the direction in which the door opens.

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Left Hand (LH): Hinges on left, door opens into room
Right Hand (RH): Hinges on right, door opens into room
Left Hand Reverse (LHR): Hinges on left, door opens to outside
Right Hand Reverse (RHR): Hinges on right, door opens to outside

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