Video: Where is Panic Hardware Required by Code?

Do you know where panic hardware is required by building codes?

Panic hardware, also known as an exit device, is designed to provide building occupants fast and easy egress in an emergency. Because of its durability and ease of use, panic hardware is commonly installed in places where it isn’t required by code. But despite its popularity, the question, “When is panic hardware required by code?” is one that many architects and specifiers continue to struggle with because there isn’t a simple answer to this seemingly simple question.

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