“The entrance of a building decides the rest of the building.” This old saying holds true till now. The entrance system of the building id the first thing that an onlooker observes and the visitor notices. It decides whether the building is worth visiting. The calling card of the building should be dramatic enough to enhance it and the revolving doors exactly achieve that.
The revolving doors have been in around for 100 years serving different purposes to the building. They are energy efficient because they can prevent drafts. Thus, the heating and the cooling of a building is controlled. Also, they offer hundreds of people pass through them on a daily basis, but have restricted entry passing one person at a time. So in comparison with the normal doors, these doors are more efficient and secure. They not only relieve the stack pressure, but also avoid any “Tailgating” incidents.
There have been different changes in the building structure over the years and to accompany with that, various types of revolving doors are available today. As per the building structure, different types of revolving doors are being adapted for different purposes. As the revolving doors can adapt multiple integrations, there are used at different places as per the needs. They all have unique and sleek abilities and an aesthetic appeal.
A revolving door typically has three or four doors (also called as leaves) that hang around on a central shaft. They rotate around the vertical axis, within a cylindrical enclosure provided. The leaves of the revolving doors are often made up of glass or they usually incorporate it so that the people can see and anticipate each other while passing through the doors.
The manual revolving doors consist of push bar, which cause the leaves to rotate. To prevent it from spinning too fast they also have a speed control to manage the speed of the rotation and leaves. The automatic revolving doors are powered below/above of the central shaft instead of push bars. They can also be powered along the perimeter in some cases. They have safety sensors which allow-controlling the speed along with other parameters.
With the advancement in technology, various modern functionalities are being installed. Thus the revolving doors have become easy to use, and provide safety, security and sustainability. The revolving doors are also customised, with a range of different sizes, finishes and various features in order to meet the needs of the building infrastructure, and the architectural intent.Incorporating all of these in one, these doors are likely to become the door of choice in the future.
In addition to the control of air pressure and temperature, there are various advantages of using a revolving door in a building. And they will prove it to you that the revolving door is the ideal gate entrance to your building.
The revolving doors are known for their energy saving capability. There have been various studies related to this subject and they have found out that after the installation of a revolving door, they can save up to 30 percent in their overall power usage. This can be said equivalent of 1.3 hours of light from a lamp or can provide 0.06 miles of fuel in an automobile. Imagine the environmental benefits one revolving door can give you!
If your building is located in an uproar location with all the honking of cars to people’s babbles, it is likely to affect the worker trying to concentrate.The revolving door helps you in this case and does not allow the outside commotion to regulate inside.
Thus, even if there is a lot of congestion, hullabaloo outside the building, the workers can work in peace inside.
The normal doors not only allow people to pass through but also give way to dust, various insects, mice, etc to go inside of the building. The revolving doors restricts this and shield against these kinds of things.
Restricting entry of people:
The revolving door allows entry of a single person at a time. This helps in controlling the crowd and maintaining uniformity across the building. Also, it can be integrated with the access control systems which can then allow only authorised person to enter in the building.
Efficient use of Space:
Normal doors occupy a certain amount of space inside the building which is also called as dead space. This space cannot be used in anything except at doors. The revolving doors use less space than a normal door and with no dead space. So you have more space to utilise and each and every space can be utilised efficiently.
The revolving doors allow hundreds and thousands of people to pass through every day. So in a public place such as a store or shopping malls, it allows efficient movement of people, whether going in and out of the building.
Also, it offers simultaneous flow, so one person can enter and exit at the same point. Although in a case of normal door, if one person is entering, another person who wants to exit has to wait.