Architects today who are looking to use this same design concept of connecting indoors and outdoors have more options and better choices than those who preceded us. In particular, designing with multi-panel sliding glass doors provides an opportunity to create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces while blending fully into the total building design. As a product, multi-slide glass doors are typically comprised of a number of individual sliding door panels that are guided on a head track above and ride on a floor sill below with door bottom mounted rolling hardware. When open, they can either stack in one or more parking bays along the plane of the opening or recess into a pocket designed for that purpose.
- Identify and recognize the characteristics of high-performance multi-sliding glass doors as defined by national standards
- Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to create buildings that allow direct connection to the outdoors.
- Assess the functional contributions of multi-slide glass doors as they contribute to green and sustainable design.
- Specify multi-slide glass doors in a variety of green and conventional buildings and formulate appropriate selections related to specific applications.