University Facilities

Division 08 - Openings

08 10 00 Doors and Frames

General Information

Areaways and other accesses to mechanical rooms, electrical vaults, and other areas containing equipment, including departmental research and teaching equipment, shall be large enough to pass the largest piece of equipment without undue disassembly.

The design shall place doors and frames in positions that discourage and minimize the entrance of water without the dependence on caulking and sealants.


Personnel doors are to be 7’-0” in height, minimum. The preferred size for single doors, and for each leaf of pairs of doors, is 3’-0” x 7’-0”. The preferred door thickness is 1-3/4”, as a standard. The 7-0” height shall be maintained even where narrower doors may be necessary. The use of doors less than 7’-0” in height for access to plumbing chases and mechanical equipment spaces must receive prior approval by the Project Manager.

Exit doors are to be designed to receive the appropriate panic hardware. The building plan must locate exit doors so that the stresses are minimized by the impact of hurried egress from the building by its occupants.

Exterior hollow metal doors shall be 14 gauge steel; others may be 16 gauge.

Heavy doors, fire doors, and doors wider than 3’-0” must be installed using four heavy duty ball bearing butts.

Storefront type doors for entrances and exits that use panic type hardware must be designed with stiles wide enough to receive the appropriate panic hardware.


Steel door frames for openings wider than 3’-0”, and all steel frames for exterior doors shall be constructed of 14 gauge material. Interior frames for doors narrower than 3’-0” may be constructed of 16 gauge material. All frames are to be fully welded.

"Wrap around" steel frames shall be used in masonry walls so that the masonry wall fits into the frame. The use of “inset” type frames or “knock-down” type frames shall not be allowed without the consent of the Project Manager.

08 50 00 Windows

The design and selection of window types and materials is dependent on the facility design, the location of the facility within the campus, and any specialty use of the facility. Consult the Project Manager and the Design Guidelines from the University Planning and Design Office for additional information.

The use of window wells is discouraged for facilities at Clemson University.

08 60 00 Roof Windows and Skylights

The use of roof windows and skylights is discouraged for facilities at Clemson University.

08 70 00 Hardware

Design Information

The Building Code deals with the type of hardware required for doors of certain types and uses. It mandates specific requirements concerning hardware for egress doors, doors in smoke barriers, stairway enclosures, and other doors between rooms and fire-rated exit corridors. Selection of hardware is also influenced by the requirements and recommendations of ANSI A117.1 for access by the persons with disabilities. The design documents must clearly indicate the specific hardware intended for each door.

Finish Hardware

Finish hardware must normally be bid as an allowance item to the construction contract, unless it includes access control hardware. The A/E must prepare an adequate hardware schedule for review by the Owner's locksmith prior to bidding the project. Consult with the Project Manager for additional information or assistance.

The materials, design, and finish of the specified hardware must be consistent with those currently in use at Clemson University. Consult with the Project Manager for specific requirements concerning these selections in order to allow proper review of the selected hardware. Please review the PRODUCTS AND MATERIAL section at the end of this Division for selection of the approved hardware devices.

Specify that all storefront doors to have a minimum 5 inch rails and stiles – aluminum finish.

The following products must not be used on University facilities:

  • Pivot hinges on both interior and exterior doors
  • Bottom rail locking devices
  • Concealed or flush mounted head and foot bolts with the exception of head bolts for fire hold open hallway doors
  • Concealed closers of any kind.
  • Electrified strike plates or strike plates on mullions.

All locksets shall be equipped with interchangeable cores as manufactured by the Stanley Security Solutions (formerly Best Universal Lock Company) of Indianapolis, Indiana. The project must specify the use of temporary or “construction” cores during the construction phase of the project. The Owner will install permanent cores in the locksets when assuming control of the facility.

08 71 13 Automatic Door Openers

Every new building must have mechanically assisted door operators at primary entrances. The mechanical mechanisms must be activated by push-plate actuators protected with an all-weather seal.

08 74 00 Access Control Hardware

Door hardware will require door preparation to be defined under project hardware schedule.

Cabling, Conduits and/or pathways from head end equipment to door location shall be furnished by Contractor.

All Card reader equipment and installation, including the Door Hardware, shall be provided by the University.

Where an automatic door operator is coordinated with an electric strike, system design must provide mortise cylinder type key switch for two-position (on/off) operation.

All card reader and/or electrically unlocked or monitored doors shall be equipped with door position switches, Request to Exit functions and, fully adjustable latchbolt monitoring integral to the door hardware.

Card reader and/or electrically unlocked doors shall be operated as pairs where applicable.

All access control power supplies and control panels shall be integrated into the emergency fire alarm panel.

08 80 00 Glazing

The Building Code addresses the use of glass in buildings. It incorporates, by reference, the provisions of ANSI Z97.1 concerning wire glass for use in fire rated doors, windows and view panels in rated walls as well as those of CPSC 16-CFR, Part 1201, relating to the use of glass in hazardous locations. The designer shall be aware of these code requirements and restrictions and incorporate them in the design.

The selection of glazing material (i.e., tinted glass, etc.) may also be influenced by the type of facility and its location within the campus and its relationship with surrounding facilities. Consult the Project Manager for information concerning glazing material in the facility.



Mortise Locksets

Stanley Security Solutions: Best Hardware/45H Series, 7 Core Housing, “D” Function Code, 15 Lever/Knob Style, “J” Trim Style with Full Escutcheon, 626 Finish, Door Hand – RH, LH, RHR, LHR.

Cylindrical Locksets

Stanley Security Solutions: Best 93K Series Cylindrical Lock.

Panic Hardware

Von Duprin 98/99 with keyed removable mullion – exterior and interior doors

Advantex Panic 10 (wide style) & 40 (narrow style) with keyed removable mullions (no keyed dogging). Lever trim is optional – D (S,T,U) Keyed removable mullion F90KR with factory installed rim cylinder.

Large electrified solenoid only (with quick wire disconnects for installing and removing to repair) with Request to Exit functions.

All hardware removed must be returned to Clemson University lock shop.

Automatic Door Opener

Record 6100 Series ADA Low Energy Operator


LCN, 40 Series and/or 41 Series.


Select Hinges (Select Products Limited) – full mortise – specify continuous hinges on exterior doors.


Interchangeable (7-pin) cores as manufactured by Stanley Security Solutions (Best Universal)


Exterior doors with wide stile profile only.