AMN Healthcare Headquarter’s Office Building in San Diego

It's a Wrap for Safety With Won-Door

By Sharon Haddock

Fire Door Installed at AMN Healthcare Headquarter's Office Building in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The FireGuard doors provided by Won-Door Corporation protect the building's occupants from fire at the same time that they connect the communicating stairways without disruption.

Director of Strategic Accounts for Won-Door, Mike Carter, said the platinum-colored doors play a key role, utilizing shaft enclosure provisions of the International Building Code with exit hardware on both sides of the first stairwell. (The other three have exit hardware inside the stairwell).

The bi-parting doors are sleek, beautiful and unobtrusive, said Carter. They also provide fire resistance for 180 minutes and a smoke and draft seal with top and bottom vinyl sweeps.

They each essentially wrap around the stairs when activated by the building's smoke alarms, sealing off and securing the stairways for passage during an emergency.

The doors are 10 and 11 feet tall in lengths of 51, 68 and 73 feet.

Built by Reno Contracting with Anne Sneed of Howard Sneed Architecture and Design, overseeing the work, the building, located on the corner of High Bluff and El Camino Real (at 12400 High Bluff Drive), has a conference center open to the community for meetings and public events including local corporate, non-profit groups, and association award and reception events.

AMN Healthcare provides short-term, long-term and permanent allied healthcare professional staffing to acute-care hospitals, medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation clinics, home health agencies, schools and pharmacies.