In recent years, it has become a common architectural practice to integrate sliding door systems into the designs for a variety of commercial projects. This use of sliding doors has become dramatically more common for hospital doors and other healthcare facilities such as outpatient clinics. When constructing or renovating a space as important as a hospital, every little detail matters. Fortunately, interior sliding doors are one element architects can rely on to deliver design excellence in even the most demanding applications.
With proven success in the healthcare sector, AD Systems is pleased to provide healthcare architects with a wide range of sliding door product options that are purpose built for a range of healthcare environments. Having worked with healthcare designers and facility owners for years to satisfy their requirements for a high quality and highly functional product, we understand what healthcare projects demand and work collaboratively to innovative new features and solutions. Sliding doors present a compelling alternative for hospital doors and in other healthcare settings for a number of reasons.
Typical hinged swing doors require a large amount of clearance, (up to 30 square feet), to be able to swing fully open into a room while offering approach clearance. This eliminates the potential use of any floor space in the area taken up by the door and can limit options for placement of furnishings, casework and other required elements of a typical hospital room, toilet room or exam room. . In turn, this inhibits hospital architects from maximizing valuable space, which is a crucial aspect of their job. In contrast, installing AD Systems’ hospital doors that inconspicuously slide along the wall avoids the need for floor clearance and instantly allows hospitals to regain functional space.
Acoustics are one of the most important design features for hospitals, due to the need for patient comfort and recovery, doctor-patient confidentiality, and HIPAA guidelines. Because of this, architects must pay close attention to STC (Sound Transmission Class) or NIC (Noise Isolation Class) ratings. Taking this into account, AD Systems’ sliding hospital doors are built to provide superior acoustic performance so staff and patients can have the privacy to which they’re entitled. In addition, the company’s full-perimeter acoustic seals and option automatic bottom seal take noise control a step further to meet the guidelines set forth by the Facility Guidelines Institute.
Safe and Easy Operation
The innovative design of AD Systems’ sliding hospital doors is geared toward the preservation of safety, understanding the added importance of this when user frequency is particularly high. The company’s soft-close technology allows doors to open and close gently, dampening slams. The ease of operation also applies where ADA regulations are a concern. AD Systems sliding doors are designed with no exposed floor track and to meet operating force requirements. A range of ADA compliant hardware options including locking and latching is available to satisfy security and privacy needs.
Why Architects Choose Hospital Doors From AD Systems
The hospital doors supplied by AD Systems are designed, developed, and produced with quality in mind. Every single product can be counted on to satisfy the industry’s highest standards. Suitable sliding door systems are available for all types of hospital layouts and interior applications, including exam rooms, patient restrooms, emergency rooms, acute care rooms and operating rooms, depending on specific project requirements. The experts at AD Systems encourage healthcare architects to change the way they look at doors and be inspired by the sliding door style.