[Bldg-sim] What does this mean?

Leonard Sciarra leonard_sciarra at gensler.com
Tue Feb 7 08:37:41 PST 2012

Yes and Yes, however there a number of weatherseals ranging from the curtains you show to a glorified 'pillow' that bolts onto the building and truck smushes against it.

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From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org [mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Nick Caton
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 9:55 AM
To: bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: [Bldg-sim] What does this mean?

Hi everyone - got what I hope is a simple question to share!

>From the 90.1 Section 5 mandatory requirements: Loading Dock Weatherseals. In climate zones
4 through 8, cargo doors and loading dock doors shall be
equipped with weatherseals to restrict infiltration when vehicles
are parked in the doorway.

Following is a picture illustrating what I'm visualizing for this requirement:

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Picture Link:  http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UekexCK7TJ8/TC1VROvdomI/AAAAAAAAA1A/eKyytTr2q0k/s1600/doors.jpg

QUESTION:  Am I correct in understanding this requirement is prescribing something like the raised loading dock "curtains" pictured above?  Am I correct in asserting such weather sealing means is not required of on-grade rolling doors which will not in regular use have vehicles parked against them?


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