From the outset, Dortek worked alongside the project team to identify key areas that would require specialist molded fiberglass doors. This collaboration allowed the team to use specific design details that Dortek have developed over its time working in world class medical research facilities. Some of these details included: Extended frame backstop – this protects the back edge of a door from heavy rolling loads when opened at 90 degree angle. Dortek’s integral blind system – Inta Vista. This blind incorporates both the blackout function and red tint film needed in behavioral research areas.
These details, along with university specific hardware and design considerations were incorporated into a strong project specification. Dortek worked with Power Construction to coordinate submittals, delivery scheduling, installation and commissioning through a seamless process.
Dortek supplied 147 Molded FRP door sets along with 5 glass sliding doors for this project. FRP fire doors were required in some circumstances, Dortek’s UL 10C rated fire doors allowed the designers to keep aesthetic consistency throughout each area using rated and non rated doors. Stainless Steel frames were utilized on this project as this facility type is known to have heavy racks and carts moving along corridors at regular intervals. The use of stainless frames offers more design flexibility durability over extended periods of time.
Pfizer required hygienic doors for a new pharmaceutical laboratory as part of an expansion at their Sanford site.
Dortek supplied 55 FRP doors across laboratory areas, testing rooms, corridors and exit escapes. Our doors were fitted with specialist plant on frames to suit cleanroom wall panels and with American hardware to match existing doors within the facility. Doors in testing rooms were also supplied with interlocking systems for access control. Dortek doors were specified due to their longevity and ultra-clean, non-porous finish.