Division 8 Doors and Windows

Exterior Doors

  1. Primary entry doors should be automatic power operated. Operators should be Electro- Mechanical equal to Stanley Magic Access with power assist option. CPCC has a preference for a bi-parting sliding door operation. Both doors in a vestibule configuration should be power operated. Power operated egress doors shall have electronic strike or latch to allow power operation during times when building is locked.
  2. Power operators shall be activated by an overhead sensor, not a floor mat. Operators shall have auxiliary contacts to allow for card reader and proximity reader activation of the openers.
  3. econdary student entrances or exits to patios shall be power operated with a push pad operation (not fully automatic like the primary entrance).
  4. Note that vestibules are not required; however, they should be provided when there are people working nearby in an open area next to the entrance.
  5. Primary entrance doors designated by CPCC Locksmith should be mortised for Intellikey hardware, Intellikey to be provided by CPCC.
  6. All door frames are to be welded hollow metal frames. Knock down frames are not acceptable. Aluminum door frames may be used to match local adjacent appearance.

Interior Doors


  1. 3'-0" x 7'-0" x 1-3/4" flush wood solid core, stain grade. There may be an occasion for a 3’-4” door and for a pair of 2’-6” doors. All classroom doors and office doors require a vision panel or a side light. Non standard doors are not acceptable. Avoid tall doors or custom doors. Fixed transoms are acceptable, budget permitting.
  2. Use 3’ x 7’ x 1-3/4” hollow metal doors and welded HM metal frames in service areas.
  3. All doors in new construction shall have lever handles that comply with ADAAG requirements. When renovation work requires changing door hardware or which hardware change is requested for functional change, all replacement hardware shall include ADAAG compliant lever handles.
  4. All doorframes are to be welded hollow metal frames. Knock down frames are not acceptable.



All doors will receive a mortise lockset unless otherwise noted. Mortise lockset shall be equal to Yale 8700 series with section trim and lever handle. Mortise locksets must be specified with proper cam to accept a Sargent cylinder. There will be no passagesets unless required by code. Restroom doors shall have push/pull hardware unless the code requires latching.


Designer shall specify Sargent cylinders pined to number one pin. No Substitutions. Contractor shall be directed to install locksets without cylinders (except in certain cases GC may install temporary construction cylinders to secure spaces) and Contractor will give all new Sargent cylinders to the Owner. The Owner’s locksmith will key the cylinders and install them prior to substantial completion. All keys are stored and copied at the Locksmith office on Central Campus for all projects.

Panic Hardware

Specify good quality equal to Von Duprin 3500 series or better. Coordinate panic hardware with:

  • Power operated doors
  • All exterior doors need a manually operated key lock
  • Security system
  • Make sure that dogging the door down will de-activate the opener.


Provide surface mounted closers wherever possible with parallel arms by LCN, Norton or equal. Equal to Super Smoothy LCN-4040 Regular or Super Smoothy LCN-4041 Handicapped. Overhead concealed closers are acceptable in high visibility public storefront applications. Avoid floor mounted closers. Provide “smoothy” feature on closers serving exterior and high use doors.


Provide ball bearing hinges by McKinney or equal. Exterior hinges should be stainless steel with non-removable pin.


  1. Refer to the current CPCC Master Plan for glazing requirements for the Central Campus.
  2. All exterior glazing shall be insulated glazing units. Doors may be single pane tempered glass.
  3. A light tinting is acceptable on other campuses but glazing must be transparent from the exterior. Do not provide dark tints or highly reflective glass. On on existing campus, the new glass shall match or compliment the existing glass. Note: Operable windows come at a premium cost and should be limited in application. Use of passive solar techniques are encouraged, low E glass is standard.
  4. Limited use of operable windows is encouraged with the following qualifications:
    • Window design (i.e. hopper type) does not permit student to fall through opening or allow an intruder to easily enter into the building.
    • Operable windows are accounted for in the HVAC design.
  5. c. Designer to obtain prior approval from Construction Director in Design Development phase.
  6. Mirrors in Restrooms: Provide large full width mirrors. Install in sections no longer than six feet with butt joints to allow easy replacement. Coordinate joint placement to occur between sink locations.