Design Guidelines
Macquarie University Property
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Doors

Doors General

Door widths are to be determined based on their application, to ensure sufficient access and egress clear width to exceed building regulatory requirements.

Internal Doors generally are to be flush veneered solid core 40mm thick 2040mm high, faced both sides with Tasmanian oak veneer and on hinge and lock edges with 10mm solid edge strips.   

External Doors generally entrance doors into building lobbies and waiting areas are to be a pair of (or single as appropriate) aluminium framed and glazed doors of colour to match those already used on the campus.  

Entrance doors are to be power operated.

Auto Opening Entrance Doors

Where required by the project entrance doors are to be bi parting sliding doors (two leaves) automatically power activated entrance doors.   

Electrical supply to power activated door operators is to be on a dedicated circuit and may require emergency power supply where the doors are part of the required exits.

Aluminium framed doors

The aluminium framing of glazed doors is to be heavy duty institutional quality. Reinforce door stiles and rails and frame heads and jambs where hinges, closers, and locks are fixed with 2mm thick aluminium backing plates to take fixing screws. Specify midrail to each leaf to eliminate deformation.

Elsewhere external doors are to be solid timber as above sheeted both sides with anodised or powder coated aluminium, laminated and glued under pressure.

Glazed doors

All glazing to be Grade A safety glass.

Acoustic separation doors

Refer to Acoustic specification for details of door acoustic requirements and door details.  

Fire Rated doors

Fire Rated Doors to be used where required by regulation for fire separation.  

Note store rooms and the like in Communal Halls and entertainment venues are to be fire rated to meet regulatory requirements.

Secure Louvre doors

Secure louvre doors are to be used in externally accessed plantrooms to provide ventilation required for equipment as well as openings to enable removal of larger items of equipment.

Protection of External Doors

Protect each external entrance or doorway by designing a recess or a projected roof over, to minimise the effects of windblown rain.

Door Hardware

Locks and Locksets

All furniture is to be selected based on the following principles:

  • To be robust, durable, and suit the functional requirements  
  • To provide consistence across the university campus, in the appearance, functionality, quality and maintainability by University staff.
  • To be able to be incorporated into the universities building management systems   
  • Panic bolts are to be selected to minimise noise.
  • Furniture shapes and locking functions are to meet the NCC/BCA access and egress requirements
  • Furniture is to be, generally satin finished stainless steel or satin chrome heavy duty, cylinder mortice locks.  
  • Locksets are to be supplied with lock broach to meet University requirements using Bi lock cylinders.   
  • Consultants or contractors are to seek advice from the Property Office on type of broach to be installed before proceeding to specify or to purchase locksets.  
  • Site security is the responsibility of the construction contractors and Locksets may be keyed to suit builder's security requirements during construction. Rekeying at completion of project to the Universities requirements is to be carried out by a locksmith nominated by the University and employed by the Builder as a specialist subcontractor.
  • During construction the Builder is to make his own provisions for security as set out above.
  • Specify stainless steel strike shield security covers over all external locks, through bolted, powder coated to match doors.
  • Locks and locksets are to include all components, to enable the complete functional operation as required, including:
    • Lock body
    • Lock barrel (Bilock barrel to be supplied by the University)
    • Outer handle and face plate
    • Inner handle and face plate
    • Lock rebate adapter (if necessary for double rebated doors)
    • Lock Strike plates
    • Keys (supplied with the barrels by the University)

Door locks are to be handed and must be ordered accordingly:

  • Right Hand – From the outside; (door swings away from you) lock on right hand side, hinges on left
  • Left Hand – from the outside; (door swings away from you) lock on left hand side, hinges on right.

Doors, Roller Shutters and Grilles

Doors General

  • Door widths are to be determined based on their application, to ensure sufficient access and egress clear width to exceed building regulatory requirements.
  • Internal doors generally are to be flush veneered solid core 40mm thick 2040mm high, faced both sides with Tasmanian oak veneer and on hinge and lock edges with 10mm solid edge strips.
  • External Doors generally entrance doors into building lobbies and waiting areas are to be a pair of (or single as appropriate) aluminium framed and glazed doors of colour to match those already used on the campus.
  • Building entrance doors are to be power operated.

Door Selection Requirements

The following table sets out the door requirements based on the functional space requirements. 

 LINK TO TABLE

Auto Opening Entrance Doors

Where required by the project entrance doors are to be bi parting sliding doors (two leaves) automatically power activated entrance doors.

Electrical supply to power activated door operators is to be on a dedicated circuit and may require emergency power supply where the doors are part of the required exits.

Auto Opening Room Entrance Door

General

Auto Opening Sliding doors may be used to enable access to specific rooms for mobility impaired persons, as identified within each particular project.

The use of Auto Opening Sliding doors is subject to MQP and Project team approval.

Operational Equipment

Include the following auto opening equipment:

  • 1 BWN SL-200 Automatic Sliding Door Operator complete with electric locking, failsafe system,
  • Rocker action buttons for entry and exit, 1
  • "Vacant in Green – Engaged in Red" sign
  • and spring return, security compatible, access key switch.

Operating Function Procedure

TO ENTER

Press the external button – door unlocks and opens – user enters – upon entry – the "Engaged" sign illuminates – door closes and locks – external button is deactivated. (Note: The system will remain in this configuration until the internal button is activated).

TO EXIT

Press the internal button – door unlocks and opens – user exits and the "Vacant" sign illuminates – the external button is reactivated – door closes and locks.

Other Switch Functions:

Help Button (refer to Fixtures- Amenities for Mobility Impaired Persons)

When activated the alarm is raised at a pre-determined location – the helper (Security Staff) use a security key which will activate door opening switch located next to the external button, to allow access to the room. – the door will close and lock behind them. Exit to be as per normal procedure.

Aluminium framed doors

The aluminium framing of glazed doors is to be heavy duty institutional quality.

Reinforce door stiles and rails and frame heads and jambs where hinges, closers, and locks are fixed with 2mm thick aluminium backing plates to take fixing screws. Specify midrail to each leaf to eliminate deformation.

Elsewhere external doors are to be solid timber as above sheeted both sides with anodised or powder coated aluminium, laminated and glued under pressure.

Glazed doors

All glazing to be Grade A safety glass.

Acoustic separation doors

Refer to Acoustic specification for details of door acoustic requirements and door details.

Fire Rated doors

Fire Rated Doors to be used where required by regulation for fire separation.

Note store rooms and the like in Communal Halls and entertainment venues are to be fire rated to meet regulatory requirements.

Secure Louvre doors

Secure louvre doors are to be used in externally accessed plantrooms to provide ventilation required for equipment as well as openings to enable removal of larger items of equipment.

Protection of External Doors

Protect each external entrance or doorway by designing a recess or a projected roof over, to minimise the effects of windblown rain.

Door Hardware

Locks and Locksets

All furniture is to be selected based on the following principles:

  • To be robust, durable, and suite the functional requirements
  • To provide consistence across the university campus, in the appearance, functionality, quality and maintainability by University staff.
  • To be able to be incorporated into the universities building management systems
  • Panic bolts are to be selected to minimise noise.
  • Furniture shapes and locking functions are to meet the NCC/BCA access and egress requirements
  • Furniture is to be, generally satin finished stainless steel or satin chrome heavy duty, cylinder mortice locks.
  • Locksets are to be supplied with lock broach to meet University requirements using Bi lock cylinders.
  • Consultants or contractors are to seek BGO advice on type of broach to be installed before proceeding to specify or to purchase locksets.
  • Site security is the responsibility of the construction contractors and Locksets may be keyed to suite builder's security requirements during construction. Re-keyed at completion of project to the Universities requirements with Bi-lock cylinders is to be carried out by a locksmith nominated by the University and employed by the Builder as a specialist subcontractor.
  • During construction the Builder is to make his own provisions for security as set out above.
  • Specify stainless steel strike shield security covers over all external locks, through bolted, powder coated to match doors.
  • Locks and locksets are to include all components, to enable the complete functional operation as required, including:
    • Lock body
    • Lock barrel ( Bilock barrel to be supplied by the University)
    • Outer handle and face plate
    • Inner handle and face plate
    • Lock rebate adapter (if necessary for double rebated doors)
    • Lock Strike plates
    • Keys (supplied with the barrels by the University)

Door locks are to be handed and must be ordered accordingly:

  • Right Hand – From the outside;(door swings away from you) lock on right hand side, hinges on left
  • Left Hand – from the outside; (door swings away from you) lock on left hand side, hinges on right

Lock types

The University has the following main types of locks that are installed, these are:

  1. Storeroom,
  2. Cupboard
  3. Classroom,
  4. Office,
  5. Passage, and
  6. Privacy

Each of the types of locks are made up of the following:

 LINK TO TABLES

Keying

Keying of any new locks will be arranged by the university using their designated contractor/specialist.


KEYING

SPACE

KEYING / LOCKING

MASTER KEYING

OTHER42

Workspace/Office

Keyed to Differ (KD) (if door Provided)

Master keyed - Administration & Staff (AF) (if Door Provided)


Meeting Rooms / Seminar rooms

Not Locked



Copy/Print Areas/




Comms Rooms

Keyed to Differ (KD)

Master keyed - Comms/IT Services


Toilets

Not Locked



Cleaners /Store Room

Keyed to Differ (KD)

Master keyed - Maintenance Services


First Aid Rooms

Not Locked


Privacy Latch

Tea Area/lunch rooms

Not Locked



Tutorial Rooms

Swipe Card Access - Tutorial

Master keyed - Tutorial


Theatres / theatrettes




Laboratories, (dry, Wet & Damp)

Cardax External swipe for auto opeing.
Keyed alike - Science Learning (Sc)

Master keyed - Learning Spaces (LS)

-

Lab Prep rooms

Keyed alike - Science Learning (Sc)

Master keyed - Learning Spaces (LS)


Chemical Store

Keyed to Differ (KD)

Master keyed - Stores (ST)

-

Electromagnetic Locks

Where door locks are remotely controlled by, Building Management Security System or Access Swipe cards, they are to use electromagnetic locks, electric strikes or a combination of both.

All electronic locks & Electronic strikes are to be monitored by the Building Management System.

Generally each external door, main switch room doors and Mechanical Services plant room doors are to be electronically monitored and locked.

Refer to Section 'Security' (G 16)

Hinges

External doors should be hung on stainless steel, butt hinges of sizes to suit the specific door or aluminium hinges for aluminium framed doors as specified below.

Internal hinges are to be 100mm steel with extended butts where doors are required to open 180 degrees.

Hinges to aluminium framed doors to be McCallum & Co A104 heavy duty aluminium fast fix hinges.

Floor mounted door springs are to be used only where agreed with project control group and the Buildings and Grounds Office.

Door Closers

Concealed closers. Double action surface mounted head closers: Briton 2003 or 2005 or Ryobi, handed.

Include Hold open function only where specially required for the particular project.

Fit closers to all hinged external doors and elsewhere where required.

Fit fire rated door closers to all fire rated doors.

Main building entrance doors are to be power operated either sliding with sensors or hinged for use by the disabled.

Hinged doors are to be activated by push buttons placed to the side of doors for use both externally and internally.

Hinged powered doors are also to function as normal doors fitted with door closers.

All powered doors are to be fitted with UPS to ensure function continues in emergency situation.

Door Stops

Black rubber stops affixed to wall where possible to come opposite door knob.

Coat Hooks

Lockwood L432 Door bumper and robe hook.

Toilet Latch

Lockwood L547-548. S.C.P. bolt with turn knob inside, and slotted emergency key externally with indicator.

Door Grilles

All door grills to be aluminium or powder coated metal screw fixed in place.

Door Jambs

Internal door jambs should normally be aluminium except where the use of steel jambs is required.

Cut out jambs at the strike plate to allow the strike to extend completely into the frame cavity.

Provide both aluminium and steel door frames with backing plates for hinges and where required for other door hardware.

Steel frames in wet areas and externally are to be galvanised with SS hinges.

Partition door frames are to be specified to be constructed of sufficient strength to resist deformation allowing forced entry. See also D.1.36 'Stiffness'.

Magnetic Hold Open Devices

In general use fire isolated stairs and In high traffic areas where there is a desire to encourage occupant general movement and fire or smoke rated doors are required, include electro magnetic hold open devices connected to and activated by the building fire alarm system to all fire doors.

Include sequence closers where required for doors in two leaves.

Acoustic Seals

Specify acoustic seals (Raven or equal) to doors as required to meet acoustic requirements called for by the Brief. Bottom edge door seals are to be surface mounted not recessed. The face of the door fitted with a surface mounted seal is not to have a kick plate.

Glazing

Door and partition glazing is to be selected for the specific location to meet the performance requirements of the location.

Glazing to all doors is to be Grade A safety glass and to meet the requirements of the Relvant Australian Standard.

Glazing to external doors is to be selected based on the following:

  • Glass type and visual appearance is to be consistent across the façade.
  • Use of high performance glazing is preferred to the use standard float glass with tinting films,
  • Tinted film is to be applied only to existing glazing.
  • Where new glazing is required to be tinted, is to be integrally tinted glass.
Applied Tinting Patterns:

Tinted film is to be applied only to existing glazing. 3M Scotchcal 7725-314 'Dusted Crystal' or 3M Scotchal 7725-324, 'Frosted Crystal' or equal window film tint by Austratint.

New glazing, where required to be tinted, is to be integrally tinted glass. If tinting film is employed it is to be applied to all windows or partitions, as applicable, in each wall.