Accessibility of Operable Windows: NAFS operating force limitations

May 24, 2014

Accessibility and barrier-free design notwithstanding, the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), referenced in the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC), sets different operating force limits for standard CW and AW Performance Class windows. There are inherent differences between window types.

NAFS operating source requirements for standard non-accessible windows.[1]
NAFS operating source requirements for standard (non-accessible) windows.

To read the full article, click here[2].

Endnotes:
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  2. here: http://www.constructioncanada.net/accessibility-of-operable-windows/

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