Hotel Room – Barn Doors Dangerous by Design – Best Left on Barns

Barn doors may be best left on barns. I currently receive about a call a month to ask if I can help with a hotel room sliding barn door injury. This is a trend that has continued since hotel designers decided that it would be a great concept to install sliding type barn doors to separate bathrooms and other areas from the hotel guest bedroom.

The first time I saw a door of this type installed in a newly renovated hotel room, I immediately thought that this was an accident waiting to happen. It was either going to create a pinch injury, a crush incident, or the door would just fall off the hanging rail and smash into someone. I was more concerned that unattended children playing with these doors would get seriously injured.

Sure enough, within a month of seeing this kind of door installation, the calls started coming into the office. These calls have been ongoing for the last 4 years.

The peculiar aspect of these installations is that there are too many small hardware component pieces that can become loose and ultimately fall off causing detachment of the door. Various manufacturers use different types and qualities of materials to make the doors slide, however, most door systems are subject to the same problems. They loosen, fall apart, fall off of their track or move out of adjustment leading to serious personal injuries of hotel guests as the sliding doors disconnect from their hanging hardware in one way or another.


Defectively operating hotel room barn doors have created injuries in many different ways. Hanger bars have become detached from the wall. Guide rollers and limiters have become disconnected. Screws have gone missing and were unchecked. Door hangers have lost their grip. Rollers have cracked and broken. Rubber stops have disappeared. The base plates and screws that keep the door from swinging away from the wall have broken or disconnected completely from the floor. Rust has affected the hardware due to moisture from the bathroom, and parts have seized. Glass doors have shattered due to stresses imparted as the door has been pushed into obstructions when they are out of alignment.

When depositions of hotel staff are taken and they are asked about how the barn door systems are maintained, the typical answer is “we don’t do much”. Sometimes they claim that they have boxes of replacement parts left from the original installation, and “when we notice something wrong, we go get one of those spare parts”. Many hotels claim that they make routine inspections of their guest rooms, but I haven’t encountered one hotel that pays the needed attention to these doors, even after an injury incident occurs.

In most hotels the housekeepers are charged with cleaning and preparing the rooms for new guests. Those housekeepers are the only check for room condition prior to a new occupancy. Housekeeping concerns are usually limited to quickly checking to see if the carpet is soiled, trash can liners are in place, the bed sheets are clean, and toiletries are in place in the bathroom. Housekeepers do not have the skill set, time in the room or training to evaluate loose hardware on sliding barn doors. Some managers have claimed that they inspect the rooms with other hotel personnel on a routine scheduled cycle, but their inspections are often too far apart. Quarterly or even monthly room checks are inadequate to counteract the daily changes that occur with the hardware on most barn style doors. I have never seen any information regarding specific barn door hardware inspections. In general, life safety and room security are the extent of any door inspections, if those issues are even evaluated.


Installations and hardware of these barn door systems often include up to 30 separate components. There are bracket hangers that are attached to the top of some type of a slab door. Doors can weigh over 200 pounds depending upon the door width, thickness, and height. The door hangers are attached to a roller of some sort. These rollers can be made from steel, rubber, plastic or aluminum. Glass doors are hung using slots or holes that have been precut in the glass prior to tempering. Glass doors have hardware that must be gasketed with rubber or plastic to keep metal components from making contact with the glass directly. All doors using rollers are held in place with an axel or screws. Next, the rod or bar stock that these rollers move on must be properly attached to the wall.

To ensure that the carrier rods or bars are safely mounted, there must be steel backing plates or wooden blocking in the appropriate location of the adjacent wall. Sometimes, a renovation of the room has not included these backing materials, and the hanging rods are founded into drywall alone. The brackets that mount these rods or brackets have to be positively located into some formidable blocking materials, and appropriately mounted using proper screws designed to maintain the weight of the door and sliding systems. Deformation of the finished drywall surface, due to the weight of improperly designed systems, has created looseness of the hanging tracks, and ultimately led to barn door failures.

Many barn door carriers have only a top roller and rely upon a bar or piece of metal to keep the door from lifting off the hanging track. Some more sophisticated systems may have both a top and bottom roller to limit the movement of the door when the door is inadvertently pushed up by usage. Most wooden or metal barn door hardware sets require a slot cut into the bottom of the door so that a flat plate, screw or t shaped piece of metal can keep the door from swinging diagonally away from the opening when used. Glass barn doors often have L shaped floor guides to direct the travel of the sliding door. Not every barn door system has this bottom piece of hardware and some are very weak.

In addition to these basic components, there are also additional stop pieces, limiters, snubbers and other regulating pieces that maintain the door on the hanging rod or bar stock, depending upon the system, manufacturer, and design of the door hardware. Some barn doors are basically glass sheets. These doors are usually tempered or made of laminated safety glass. Moving doors made of glass can spontaneously shatter due to stresses imparted to the glass as early as when manufactured. Glass doors used for these barn door installations are like all other glass doors. They can be affected by previous use, impact from vacuums or other normal operational conditions. Sometimes holes or slots prepared in the glass that are used to hang the doors

become stressed and the door shatters without warning. Using a sliding glass door comes with increased risk of failure as it is a moving piece of glass. Glass is generally not as resilient to stresses as a solid wood or a metal door and adds to the possibility of injury.

Add to all these various components, numerous screws to attach these parts. Often, the screws are designed to have some sort of proprietary wrench or driver. It has been seen repeatedly that the hotel maintenance staff does not have possession of these proprietary adjusting tools. Sometimes the screws have simple slotted heads or allen screws, but they all require positive torqueing in order to assure that the screws will not loosen in usage. It is good trade practice to bind these screws either with a chemical thread locking agent or by deforming the screw threads to guard against loosening. That extra measure of security is rarely observed when defectively operating barn door hardware has been inspected.

My construction company has built hotel rooms for many major hotel chains since the early 1980′s. New designs and ideas were generally tried out and refined in several design stages and reviews before actually being constructed and put into public use. First, the hotel designers would configure the rooms for function. They would conceptually design most of the elements for a new project. After review by different design departments with operations and management commentary, my company would be called upon to build a model room to full scale in a warehouse. The rooms, all components, including doors, hardware, plumbing fixtures, lighting, furniture and finishes would all be scrutinized during these model room mock-ups. Construction spatial conflicts, operational concerns, maintenance of products, sampling of finishes would all be photographed and checked and rechecked prior to offering a new concept to a hotel in need of refurbishment. That is the responsible way that a professional hotel group reworks their projects.


It appears that recent design choices, such as the sliding barn door did not undergo the same design gauntlet that has been the standard in prior years. In the effort to find a cool new look to appeal to the current marketplace as to how to configure guest rooms, and with a goal of increasing useable room square footage, the poor design choice to use sliding barn style doors has become commonplace. If the amount of injury claims I am aware of is indicative of a small portion of all sliding door injuries, this type of door installation is a poor and predictable design failure. Sliding barn doors appears to be leading the hotel industry as a major contributor of unsafe room conditions.

From the hotel perspective, many chains require that a design format is followed whenever a renovation is undertaken. That means that if the hotel chain design requires installation of these barn doors, they are generally incorporated in a renovation project without question. The contractors that are installing these products are often doing so without any past expertise or forethought as to how to properly install this hardware.

From my inspections of dozens of defective barn door installations in hotel rooms where personal injuries or wrongful death has occurred, many products have exhibited observable damage to the screw heads, rollers and various components that were made during the original installation or through improper maintenance and repairs.

When the renovated rooms have been turned over to the local hotel management at the end of a construction project it is typical to receive product instructions and suggested maintenance routines for equipment. I have not been shown any documentation that describes how the hotel staff is supposed to care for these doors. Training, maintenance protocols or any basic instructional materials that provide any information or warning that the hardware will become loose with use, wear, rust or break down in a short period of time is non-existent. This seems to be evidence that there was little thought given to the ongoing use and long-term functions of these door systems.

Designers do not always get it right. That is why major hotel chains used to review proposed changes for renovations and new designs for an extended period of time prior to putting new ideas into hotel guestrooms. In the case of sliding barn doors, designers have made an extremely poor choice regarding the safety of the hotel guests. These doors require continual observation and constant attention to ensure secure fittings. Without a diligent inspection routine performed on a daily basis, and every time the room is turned over, there is no way to know if all the hardware is properly attached and secure.


Sliding barn doors have been appropriate for barns for hundreds of years. Hotel rooms are not barns. This recent design trend has not taken enough consideration of the different occupants using these rooms. It has not addressed the continual requirements for observation and maintenance or considered the inherent danger with the door configuration. Children are often injured when they are leaning on an adjacent wall space and the door slides open in their direction. Guests that attempt to access these sliding barn doors in the middle of the night, not realizing that the door slides left to right, have pushed or pulled upon them, as it they were a ubiquitous hinged door. These late-night encounters have resulted in many injury claims where the sliding door has ended up on top of the groggy hotel guest. Sliding barn doors are simply a bad design element in today’s attempt to provide a trendy design for guests. Lack of training, appropriate maintenance or understanding that continuous observations need to be made on the part of the hotel management is an ongoing problem with regard to these sliding door systems. If hotels had opted for old fashioned pocket doors installed between walls, instead of this current trend to surface mount barn doors now being installed, there would be significantly less injuries to unsuspecting guests today.

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Step-By-Step Instructions Of Doors

There are a wide variety of doors made of many different materials which can be used within the home. Doors vary in thickness and in size as well. Doors for the home come from 11/8” to over 2″ in thickness. However, most interior doors are 13/8” thick while the popular exterior door is 1¾” thick.

While the height and width of doors varies considerably, certain sizes are considered common by the trade. Among the sizes most readily available are:

2’6″ x 6’6″
2’8″ x 6’8″
2’10″ x 6’10″
3′ x 7′

In addition to the everyday doors that are set in place with hinges on one side, there are many other types of doors which the handyman can use in his home. Actually, doors can be classified according to the technique of hanging; these are:

1. Hinged doors – batten, hollow-core, solid, panel – all fastened to the door jamb with two or three hinges, depending upon the size of the door.
2. Sliding doors – these have become increasingly popular during the past few years. They are mounted on tracks and move back and forth instead of opening in and out.
3. Folding doors – accordion folding doors save both floor and wall space. They offer the same advantages as the sliding doors, but in addition they fold compactly so that you have practically full access through the doorway when the accordion-fold door is opened.
4. Recessed doors – an old style door has been revived in the modern manner. Floating action hardware makes it possible to open the door into the wall. You can use any flush or panel door.

Types of Hinged Doors

A door, whether interior or exterior, should harmonize with the architecture and furnishings of the house. If you have a door or doors which don’t seem to fit in properly, you may replace them with ready-made doors obtained at a lumber or building supply dealer. That is, if your present doorways are standard size and don’t need special dimensions. Or, with a little imagination and energy you can remodel an old door so that it will reflect your own taste.

Flush Door – This is, of course, the height of all modern style in a door, as it is all of one piece, without any paneling or molding. The very absence of any trim makes it an ideal door which may be adapted to any type of room.

One-panel Door – While this is not as austere in design as the flush door, it is also a simple style which fits in with any modern or traditional house.

Two-panel Door – This could also have three or four panels, according to your taste, with the panels spaced underneath each other in the proportions you desire.

Six-panel Door – When a door has made more than four panels, it becomes impossible to have them all horizontally; this necessitates making two rows of panels, proportioned according to your decorating taste.

Dutch Door – This is a horizontally divided door, usually across the center, and it allows for the top part to be open while the bottom section remains closed. This is of special value in a door leading to the exterior of the house, when ventilation is desired but a certain amount of privacy is maintained through the closed bottom. Also, this is recommended for the interior of the house, between rooms, when there is an active small child or an animal pet that needs to be kept within bounds.

Glass-paned Exterior Door – An exterior door may be made most attractive through using as panels, clear, opaque, frosted, or even colored glass. If the existing door has wood panels you want to replace, it is not a difficult task to remove them and insert the glass, finishing off with the existing molding or new molding bought for the purpose.


When finishing a basement or attic or adding a room to your home, you have to make provisions for doors. The actual framing is very simple and can be done with only a rule, square and hand saw. If you follow the few simple steps shown here, you will have made a door frame in the professional manner.

How to Hang with Hinges

Doors may be hung right hand or left hand. The hand side of the door does not mean the knob side of the door. The proper hand of the door means the hinge side or edge, whether opening from or toward you.

- In blueprints of a home when the architect marks the door openings R, it means that the door is to be hung with the hinges to the right and swinging out away from you.

- When the door opening is marked RR, it means that the door is hung on the same jamb but opens toward you.

- Marking the opening with an L indicates that the hinges are to be placed on the left jamb as you face the door from the outside and the door opens away from you.

The hand of a door is determined from the outside. The term “outside” refers to the street side of an entrance and the corridor side of a room. In a communicating door, room to room, the outside of the door is the side from which, when the door is closed, the hinges are not visible and the door opens from you.

The outside of a closet door, opening either hand, is the room side and this applies to sliding doors as well as hinged doors. When standing outside of a door, if the hinge butts on the right, it is a right hand door; on the left, a left hand door. Kitchen doors in recent installations are hung so that they can be swung away from you as you approach them from either side. This type of door requires special spring hinges which are generally mortised into the door.


Generally, house doors are hung on hinges made of iron, steel, brass or bronze, or on steel hinges which have been coppered, nickeled, or oxidized. There are also a number of invisible hinges which are available. Hinges should be checked to see that the loose pins are not painted over and inoperative. The use of the loose pins makes it possible to remove the door for any purpose without taking off the hinges.
Hanging a door requires care and precision to insure the proper and efficient functioning of the door. The following steps outline the proper procedure in hanging a door:

1. Fit the door to the frame allowing 1/16” at the top and each side.
2. If a threshold is already in place, the door should be marked to allow for the thickness of the threshold plus ¼” clearance.
3. After marking and indicating the amount of stock to be removed, plane the door until it fits the side of the frame from which it is to be hung. Also plane the top and bottom so that the door fits the frame with the clearances indicated in steps 1 and 2.
4. Wedge the door into position and mark a short line on the hinge edge of the door 8″ from the top of the door and a line the same distance from the bottom of the door. These lines indicate the position of the top edges of the upper and lower hinges.
5. Remove the door and stand it up edgeways. Place the hinge in place on the edge of the door, lining up the upper edge of the top hinge with the line on the door.
6. Using a scriber or knife point, mark carefully the outline of the hinge on the door edge.
7. Make the same layout of the hinge location at the bottom edge of the door.
8. Use the scriber to locate the positions of the hinges on the door frame at the top and bottom.
9. Mark a line on the side of the door to indicate the depth of gain or the section of wood to be cut away for the hinge to rest in.
10. Mark also the depth of gain on the door frame.
11. Chisel out the wood on the door frame and door edges or use a router.
12. Separate the hinge parts and fasten them in place on the frame and door with screws.
13. Use a drill to start the screw holes and make sure that the hinge leaf pulls tight into place.
14. Place the door into position and insert the pins.
15. Check the door swing and make any adjustments necessary.

Using a Butt Gage

If you plan to install a number of doors in your home, it is best to buy a butt gage. This handy tool will simplify your installation problem and help you avoid making mistakes.

How to Make Flush Doors

While flush doors are available in many different sizes in your local lumber yard, you might want a size that is not readily available or you might wish to build your own.
You need seasoned lumber if you wish to avoid difficulties later. If you use green lumber, the door will warp as the lumber dries inside your home. For an interior door, use 1″ stock with the outside panels made of 1/8” hardboard or ¼” plywood. For an exterior door, use 1″ stock for the inside frame, ½” exterior grade for the outside and ¼” plywood for the inside.

Lock Installation

The various types of locks generally used on house doors may be divided into two categories:
1. Rim locks
2. Mortise locks

Rim locks are more easily located and installed than the mortise locks. However, they are generally unsightly and bulky. In addition they can easily be removed by simply taking out the screws which fasten them to the door. The rim locks have been generally replaced by the mortise locks which are stronger and more attractive.
Mortise locks come in a wide variety of styles and shapes. Cylindrical and tubular locks are designed so that a keyhole plate is eliminated and neater more decorative door treatments are now possible. Many manufacturers such as Yale and others now provide a template with the lock package. The template makes it a simple and fast operation to install a lock. These templates are designed to work on both the door surfaces and each lock has its own template.

Installing a Mortise Lock

1. If your lock has been provided with a template simply follow the instructions printed on it.
2. Without a template, locate the knob spindle and key holes by using the keyhole plate or the lock. Mark their positions on the side of the door.
3. Bore the holes for the spindle and key.
4. Locate the center line on the edge of the door and mark the position of the mortise to receive the box of the lock. Bore and chisel out the mortise.
5. Place the box in the mortise and with a sharp knife point or scriber mark the area to be cut out for the gain of the lock.
6. Remove the lock and cut out the gain.
7. Fasten the lock into position with the screws provided and attach the key hole plate and knobs.
8. Close the door and mark the vertical position of the latch on the door jamb.
9. Open the door and locate the position of the latch by means of the vertical line. Locate the horizontal position of the latch plate by marking a center line on the door jamb. This center line must be the same distance from the stop molding as is the center line of the door edge which will hit the stop molding.
10. Cut the mortise or gain for the latch plate and insert into position with screws provided.
11. Chisel, drill or bore out the openings for the latch and bolt.

How to Install a Cylindrical Lock

1. Mark height line across edge of the door – 38″ is the usual height above the floor. Fold the template over the edge of the door, centering it on the height line. Mark centers of the 7/8” and 17/8” holes needed with this make and type of lock.
2. Bore a 17/8” hole through the door using a brace and expansion bit and then a 7/8” hole into the edge of the door with a brace and bit at the points marked when using the template. Cut out for latch front with a chisel and install the latch unit.
3. Mark height line for strike on the door jamb. Mark the vertical center line – this center line must be the same distance from the stop molding as latch case center line is from edge of door which will hit the stop molding. Cut mortise in jamb with a chisel for the strike and box. Insert both and tighten securely with screws.
4. Adjust the lock to the width of the door. To adjust this type of lock for a 13/8” door, unscrew the outside rose plate 1/8” from the case. To adjust for a 1¾” door, unscrew the outside rose to provide 5/16” between rose plate and case. Adjusting for any thickness between 11/8” and 1¾” is done by setting the rose plate at a suitable intermediate position.
5. With latch case in place, insert the lock assembly into the 17/8” hole, making sure that the lock case catches retainer legs and retractor snaps over the tail of the mechanism.
6. Place the rose plate over fastening screws with “top” up and turn clockwise until the unit stops. Then tighten screws securely.
7. Place the inside rose over rose plate with notch in rose over spring retainer and snap rose down so it is flush with the door.
8. Install the inside knob by aligning the lug on the knob with narrow slot on edge of spindle. Push knob all the way in until the retainer clicks in slot on knob.
9. This lock is set for a right hand door. When properly installed the name of the manufacturer must be above the key slot. If not, the hand must be changed.
10. To change the hand of the lock, turn outside knob counter-clockwise approximately 45° and insert a small nail in hole of trim cap. Depress retainer and slide the knob off. Turn the knob 180° until manufacturer’s name is on top and then replace the knob.
11. To reverse the latch for doors opening outward, pull the latch front rim “A” from latch unit “B” and rotate the bolt head “C” 180° or one-half turn. Then replace the latch front. The latch case should be installed with beveled surface of bolt facing the door jamb and side of case stamped “outside” facing the outside of the door.

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SAFETY COMPARISON – Automatic Doors and Manual Doors

The purpose of this article is to provide a basic comparison of the differences in the safe function and usage of automatic and manually operated doors of all kinds.

The most basic issue in determining whether a door is considered to be functioning safely has to do with the inherent design that was created by the manufacturer of every specific door system. Automated and semi-automatic doors of many types are ubiquitous throughout the world.

Most people come in contact with some form of self-powered doorways on a daily basis. Untrained usage of most door systems occurs without much conscious thought on the part of the user. The assumption upon encountering an opening with a door blocking your path is that it will either open by itself or you will have to push or pull upon the door handle to gain passage to the area you wish to access. Interactions with doors of all types are common to most people, and basic quick evaluations of most doorways are generally instantly made by the user.

The first logical reaction when approaching a door is that you will need to enter the building by passing through the doorway. Your expectation is that this doorway is either automated or non-automatic because you have seen this type of door in many other locations during your lifetime. You have a stored sub conscious memory based upon your experiences from previous encounters with doorways that certain characteristics of appearance have specific related motive possibilities.

Secondly, you can determine and expect how the door should react to your approach. If no automatic operations are detected when you are within a few feet of the door then you make the quick determination that the door will require your physical exertion to operate and move through it.

Once either of these two options is determined you, as the user, understand your obligations to gain access to the desired area.


Visual cues that usually indicate that a doorway is non automatic include door knobs, handles, or panic hardware devices. If there are directional labels such as PUSH or PULL on the door, that generally will increase the speed with which a user can determine the personal obligations for passage through the doorway. On the other hand, if the door opens automatically as you are approaching it, your stored knowledge of memory triggers retained past scenarios where you have successfully walked through an opening without ever having to have touched the doors to gain access.

In every situation, personal decisions based upon visual clues provided result in some form of interaction with the doorway that we must pass through.

Whether the doorway is automatic or manually motivated, we are all accustomed, in some degree, to expect certain parameters be met. Those parameters include the concepts that every doorway we use is generally in good repair and properly functioning. Most people using doors are not aware of the potential for personal injury from a malfunctioning doorway.

Many injury cases are attributable to ­malfunctioning door systems of both the automated and manual type. Generally included in this roster of personal injury cases are claims for wrongful death that have been created by negative interactions with various types of door systems. However, many times door injury claims are the result of the user improperly interacting with a properly maintained and safely operating doorway.


The majority of injuries from automatic door systems have been directly attributed to and proven to be related to the improperly maintained condition of the door systems. The most prevalent reason for these injuries is the lack of regularly scheduled and competent preventative maintenance and the owner’s negligent decision to not inspect the door. Injuries related to automatic door systems have usually been due to some form of disconnected sensory integration or improperly adjusted door controls. However, in approximately 10% of the personal injury cases related to automated doors, the users of these doorways have been completely responsible for their injuries. People have walked into fixed panels of revolving doors while carrying on conversations on their mobile phones. They have been unaware of their obligations to observe other users as they share the rotating compartments, or have been impatient to wait for their turn to use the door. Observation of surveillance video shows elderly people falling in a “flinch” response or anticipated anxiety to a sliding door system that never made contact with them. Other users have improperly activated switches that operated adjacent doorways, and out of frustration, impatience, or lack of understanding, incorrectly pulled on doors that were meant to open in opposite directions leading to injuries that were solely the fault of the user and not an equipment defect of any kind.


It is very difficult to determine which kind of door is the safest. Observations as a door expert witness are that there are so many independent variables in each case that there are no trends or repeated specific causes that any definitive comparison can be made.

Door and door hardware manufacturers have their products evaluated by independent testing labs to assure that they meet or exceed minimum safety standards prior to providing them to the public. Independent testing labs abuse and torture these devices to the point of failure, and generally will not endorse the products, or accept the design until the functions greatly exceed the minimum standards.

Given a specific set of requirements, product placement and the location of the door installation, certain door systems may offer an increased level of performance over another. However, in general, there has not been an application where either kind of door, automatic or manual cannot function interchangeably, appropriately and safely if kept in proper repair and maintained per the manufacturers requirements. If a doorway is compliant for function and meets the needs of industry standards for design, both manual and automatic doors are acceptable choices for usage by the general public. If either manual or automatic doorways are not properly maintained, then both of these options become potentially dangerous.


In the case of an opening where heavy or cumbersome objects are routinely moved through an opening, such as in a big box store environment, automated doors that are properly functioning may be a better choice. It is probable that the store would benefit from the lower rate of damage that would be created by collision of carts with a non automatic doorway, and the patrons may feel that shopping is easier if doors open for them without effort, if automatic.


When manual doorways are the only source of entry and exit, there has been no study of any validity that store patron traffic has been decreased as a result of the lack of automated door systems or lessened convenience. A manual doorway that is more difficult to use due to the lack of automation does not make it unsafe, if it is properly operating. So, there is no negligence on the part of the store management not choosing to install automatic doors in place of the existing properly operating manual door system. If a manual doorway is compliant to ADA, ANSI Standards, local codes, and life safety requirements, a building owner has met the requirements for normal standard of care.


Some manufacturer’s organizations suggest that automated doors are preferred over manual doors. This is done solely in self-promotion of the organization. They are simply trying to increase the automatic door product placement in the door marketplace. It seems that the advertising is self-serving and is primarily in the interests of the organization membership who will directly benefit from increased sales of automated door systems, without generally showing any advantage when it comes to increased safe usage.

Trends in building practices have changed over the years, and older stores and buildings often do not include automated systems. They may contain the same sort of entry door systems that are non-automatic. An example would be many older hotels that have revolving doors used for the primary entrance to the lobby area. Some doors of this type are considered “period correct” to the building, and the owners have opted to maintain the original “feel” of the environment and may be opposed to modernizing the opening with a fully automated doorway. That is not a sub-standard condition.


Below is a list of case examples from actual cases involving automatic and manual revolving door injury claims where users have sustained significant injuries. In most of these cases, the user interactions with the revolving doors would not have been any different whether they were fully automated or strictly manual revolving doors. Due to the specific conditions that were particular to these door systems, the types of injuries would not have been any less severe if the doors were automated and functioning with all of the modern safety systems installed or manually operated.

Automated swinging doors are still present in many locations throughout the country. These door types were among the first automated door systems to be placed in retail locations. The most noticeable difference in these door systems since original installation are the change in sensor design, type, and integration. Originally, many of these swinging doors relied upon pressure sensitive mats to motivate the operation of the door. Today, improperly functioning swing doors, even with the modern sensor packages, are responsible for many of the injuries on my current list of active cases across the country. In many locations, these doorways were originally equipped with a manual door closer of some kind. The desire to automate the opening was promoted as a safer and more convenient way for shoppers to enter and leave a store. While automation assists a shopper passing through an opening, an improperly functioning system is a significant detriment to a user and far more dangerous than any manually operated doorway.

In comparison, if the original manual door operator was in place, functioning correctly, and properly maintained, a shopper using the doorway in the exact same manner as with the defective automated operator, the manual door closer would provide more safety than an out of adjustment or malfunctioning automated door operator.

Malfunctioning manually operated swing doors have been responsible for severe ligament injuries and major contusions. Frequently, manual door closers that are out of adjustment or not maintained have created significant forces that have broken bones, torn Achilles tendons, and amputated fingers and toes. They have inflicted injuries that have resulted in several deaths.

Due to the variety of problems that are inherent to swing doors, many store locations have opted to replace them with sliding door systems that are fully automated. However, sliding doors that are not maintained correctly have been responsible for many wrongful death claims. Also, many common injuries sustained in automated sliding door systems include broken bones, blunt force trauma leading to blood clots and strokes, and crushing types of forces that have created significant head, neck, and back problems.


Another major source of automatic and manual door injury claims arise from improperly maintained and functioning overhead garage doors and parking access gate systems. Both automated and manually operated systems have resulted in major injuries. In some cases the automated garage door operator was being used without any of the available safety features that the manufacturer designed into the system. In an effort to bypass the safety features and/or save the repair costs associated with the proper repairs, owners of homes, condos, and apartment buildings have become responsible for injuries and the death of their occupants due to poor decisions that were made about required maintenance and repair.

Commercial overhead door systems are also a major source for injuries in the workplace. In almost every case where maintenance has been deferred or the doorways are never checked, some component or combination of components fail, and that has ultimately resulted in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

From my extensive involvement as a door contractor and automatic door expert for hundreds of door injury cases of all types, it is my current opinion that there is no absolute defining difference between automated and manual controlled door system safety issues.

Both types of door systems need to be evaluated and maintained on a regular scheduled basis.
When defective, users are equally exposed to potential harm in both types of door systems.
Trade industry claims made to promote one product over another are generally without any merit and have not proven any safety advantage to the user of any type of doorway.
The only real way to assure that every doorway is safe is to be aware of the door system as you are using it. Observe the functions of the doorway in advance of passing through it, and pay attention the entire time you are interacting with the door systems of every kind.
Other published articles relating to doors and automatic door safety.

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Over the past 15 years, I have been involved in over 100 residential garage door injury cases and I am generally retained as the door expert almost equally by plaintiff and defense. I provide an unbiased neutral assessment of every claim.

The following article is derived from various common conditions that have led to a claim. Reviewing some of the most recent resolved cases has prompted me to write this article in an attempt to provide some substantial information to others contemplating litigation. It is almost impossible to include every variation, nuance, or combination of events pertaining to garage door injuries in this short article. The cases discussed in this article are based upon multiple previous claims that are similar in nature. I am repeatedly contacted by attorneys describing the same kind of injuries involving garage doors. It is not unusual for my office to have multiple active claims with very similar circumstances. If you are an attorney considering taking a potential garage door injury case, it is probable that I have previous experience with a similar or identical situation to your potential claim.

Garage Door injuries pertaining to rental properties:

Amputations of toes and fingers are probably the most common injury attributed to residential garage doors. It has been my experience as the retained door expert that the majority of cases that involve these types of door related amputations occur in rental properties.

Who is responsible? Why are so many claims from rental properties?

The landlord has failed to inspect the overall condition of the rental property prior to or during tenancy.
The landlord does not know, or care about the condition of the garage door. Because the property was purchased to be torn down for future development, current circumstances have created development delays so the property was rented to a short term tenant.
The property was inherited from elderly relatives that formerly lived there. The new owners are not professional landlords, and never thought that any defects of the property existed or were important.
The door operator needed replacing, but the landlord did not want to spend the money or effort as the tenant was not using the garage to park cars, only store household goods.
The door does not have current compliant safety devices installed or appropriate hardware such as an exterior door handle to move the door up or down.
Improperly maintained or deferred maintenance because of cost.
Section 8 or low rent tenancy.
Tenants have inappropriately used the garage door or created damage to the door and opener.
Parental supervision of tenant children is lacking.
Tenant did not pay the electric bill and the automatic door opener cannot function.
The owner has hired a management company that is responsible for oversight and maintenance, and does not want to provide the appropriate maintenance due to cost.
A management company provides inappropriate repairs by unskilled and untrained workers.
Every garage door must be properly balanced to operate safely
Many amputations of fingers and toes have occurred as a result of an improperly balanced garage door. These cases are often the result of limited interaction with a seldom used sectional or single panel door. I have been retained on many cases where a tenant only used the door a couple of times prior to sustaining an injury, but had been living in the property for a few years.

In other claims, tenants attempting to exit the door as a pedestrian have had the door violently slam down on top of their head and neck or it landed on their feet, breaking bones or trapping a couple of toes, smashing them beyond recognition. Fingers have been crushed or cut off, and hands have also become crushed between the meeting sections of a sectional garage door as the door rapidly descends because of improperly tensioned, broken or disconnected springs.

Tenants, attempting to fix a garage door on their own have also suffered severe injuries to all parts of the body. One tenant actually became entangled in the trolley release cord, and fell off of the ladder she was using, hanging herself in the process. Tenants often blame the landlord for their injury because the owner failed to make timely repairs. Sometimes, that blame is legitimate, as multiple requests to have something fixed have gone unanswered. Other times, the tenant was acting without allowing the landlord a reasonable amount of time to have the door repaired. Regardless, most door repairs should be made by qualified personnel or trained professional garage door service providers.

In many amputation claims, disconnected or malfunctioning automatic garage door openers have meant that users have had to manually open or close the doors. Many of the people that have become injured were unaware that the door was improperly balanced prior to their incident because they generally relied upon the automatic controller to open and close the door for them. In some cases, no handle on the exterior of the door was installed. When the door was manually pushed or pulled, the tenant was unable to control the movement of the door, and inadvertently reached between pinch points (mating locations of individual sectional panels) of the moving door.

In almost every injury case, the landlord has been included in the blame for the incident. In some of those cases it was determined that the tenants had abused and misused the equipment creating their own unsafe condition. Some of the injuries were directly attributed to deferred observations and no professional maintenance on the part of the ownership, while others were due to improper installation issues and bad service providers. In most of these claims, the dangerous condition of the garage door is due to deferred maintenance, missing hardware, improper spring adjustments, failed springs or cables, or defective automatic door operators.

Basic components of a garage door system:

There are many different types of garage doors found in residential properties. In antique homes, hinged carriage doors are often found. Sliding barn type doors were once common. As hardware was developed, pivot hinges and stretch springs allowed single panel doors to be used. Single panel overhead doors, once built on-site, have all but been replaced by factory supplied sectional doors. Sectional doors are probably the most common type currently installed in the United States. Sectional doors have a variety of benefits that single panel overhead doors lack. Sectional doors offer a variety of options in design, flexibility of installation, insulation, choice of materials, and style that were not common in the past.

Sectional doors generally employ one of two types of counterbalance systems to motivate them. In certain geographic areas where cold temperatures are common, tensioned stretch springs are frequently installed. They assist the operator (manually or mechanically) to allow the sectional door to open and close without any stress to the system. A more modern and robust common system includes torsion springs attached to a rotating rod with wire cables and pulleys.

In most garage doors spring tension is responsible for smooth operation of the door. The springs stretch and retract or coil and uncoil as different positions of the door are reached. In general, doors have the most tension on the springs when the door is fully closed. A fully opened door has little or no tension on the power assist springs. A properly tensioned and balanced sectional residential garage door should remain stationary approximately mid-point in its path of travel. It may drift slightly up or down, but it should remain relatively neutrally buoyant.

In order for a manual garage door to become an automatic door many of the same basic spring components must be properly installed and functioning. This author has other articles of how sectional doors work, overhead door and other door related injuries.

If a residential garage door is properly balanced, it is easy to attach an automatic door operator to assume the task of opening and closing the door. No properly adjusted and functioning automatic garage door controller should be able to overcome the forces of a defectively operating unbalanced door.

Basic safety devices available for residential garage doors:

Most new garage door operators include several safety devices to protect all users. In most basic systems currently sold there are at least two automatic safety systems to protect the public from being crushed by the closing door.

One basic function includes an automatic reverse of the door when in the opening or closing cycle. If the door encounters obstructive forces, it generally will stop and move in the opposite direction of travel. In the closing mode, the downward force is often checked by placing a small stuffed animal on the threshold floor of the garage. The motor controller has a field adjustable force control that is set to react when a soft obstruction, such as a teddy bear is slightly compressed. This simulates the potential obstruction that may be caused by a small child in the path of the downward door travel.

The second safety device, commonly in usage are photo electric beams. These beams when properly located and integrated across the full width of the garage threshold will not allow the door to close if the beam is broken by something in the threshold path of travel of the door.
From the end user’s perspective, a basic residential automated garage door should operate without concern due to all of the available safety products. From a professional installer’s perspective, there are numerous requirements that need to be addressed for an automatic operator to function safely.
The difference in obligation between the two is expressed in the installation manual vs the owner’s manual. Normally, there are several systems that need to be calibrated by the installer that the homeowner will never have any reason to interact with. That is also one of the reasons why a professional service provider should inspect and maintain an automatic operator on a routine annual basis. Initially, the door operator installer sets system parameters that assure safe operation of the automatic garage door operator. These systems need to be checked and verified for continued safe operation of the door operator by a professional trained service provider.

Maintenance and homeowner obligations differ from professional service providers

How the doors are professionally installed, maintained and evaluated is important. However, homeowners and tenants living in a single family home or condo should take it upon themselves to determine whether or not the door they use daily is working properly. Generally, no maintenance is ever done by most homeowners to the average home garage door, until some component fails requiring professional repairs. Tenants should quickly communicate with the landlord if problems with the garage door occurs, unless their lease agreement requires the tenant to maintain the property.

Manufacturers recommend visual inspection of all attached hardware at least once a month in a residential setting. Professional annual service and tuning is suggested. In reality, I do not know many homeowners that observe, inspect, or proactively service their garage doors. Usually, the thing that promotes maintenance is a failure of some door component. The motor will stop working, a spring will break, or the door gets stuck in its track. This is not the industry suggested protocol to assure safe operation and usage of any garage door, but is all too often what takes place.

Landlord responsibilities pertaining to garage doors

(excluding negotiated lease obligations)

In general, a residential rental property landlord has a totally different level of obligation than a private homeowner. Anytime a property is rented to a tenant, and several times during the course of the year, a thorough inspection of all aspects of the rental property should take place. The requirement for semi-annual inspections should be written into the lease agreement with the tenant. Landlords should evaluate, document, and photograph the condition of all systems (including the garage door and automatic operator) throughout their property prior to renting to a tenant. They can then compare any change or damage that can be attributed to their tenant, and verify the need for repairs prior to an injury occurring. This preliminary observation is beneficial to both the landlord and the tenant. It quantifies all conditions of the rental property before the tenant moves in, and can later serve as proof if any damage created by the tenant is disputed prior to moving out of the property.

The majority of claims pertaining to these injuries have occurred in rental properties. Some reasons for these claims are listed above in this article. Fewer injury claims involve private homeowners, but these are generally attributed to new construction defects of the garage door and operator or improper installation of some garage door component by an owner or substandard professional service provider.

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4 Prominent Benefits of Hiring a Tree Removal Service

In summer, people get out to enjoy the beautiful warm weather while having a great time at their desired destinations. Some people complete their yardwork projects to turn their dream into reality. For instance, they can remove the dead tress from their backyard. Although trees look great, many of them can create problems. If you can’t remove a tree yourself, you can hire a professional tree removal service. Given below are some benefits of these services.

1. Saves tons of Time and Money

The biggest benefit of these services is that they can help you save tons of time and money. Although these services are paid, you can still save money as you won’t need to invest in the required tools and equipment. Additionally, if you do the job yourself, you may end up damaging something valuable in your house.

On the other hand, hiring a professional ensures the job is done properly and there are no chances of damage to anything. Plus, you can have the job done in a timely fashion.

2. No Safety Concerns

If you think that the roots of the trees may be damaging the foundations of your house, it’s better that you hire the services of a removal service for a long-term for regular trimming and pruning. This will ensure your property will be protected against possible damage down the road.

On the other hand, if you trim or prune your trees on your own, you may end up injuring yourself or other people around you. The thing is that professionals use the right tools and follow the right steps in order to get rid of unwanted dead trees. Therefore, the surroundings of your house will not be touched. In other words, there will be no safety concerns if you have an expert do the job for you.

3. They have the required equipment

Another prominent advantage of a professional service is that their employees are well equipped, which means they can use the right tools and other equipment for each job. Aside from this, they have years of experience using the equipment in order to perform the job and save you from injury. On the other hand, you may not have the required tools and equipment to carry out this type of dangerous jobs.

4. Neat and Clean Landscape

Although DIY projects are interesting, you may run into problems, especially if you have no idea how to go about bringing a tree down. Besides, even if you can cut a tree down, you may find it a pretty time consuming task to clean all the mess. On the other hand, professional services are ideal if you want to get the project done in a way that it keeps your backyard just like before, neat and clean.

Long story short, if you want to improve your property by getting rid of fallen or dead trees, we suggest that you check out the services of an experienced provider. Doing the job yourself can save you money, but may cost you more down the road or may cost you if the job is not done properly.

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Relationships: Can Childhood Trauma Cause Someone To Keep People At A Distance?

Although someone may want to form deeper connections with others and to even have an intimate relationship, this might not have been possible. When it comes to the former, they may have only been able to get so close to people, and, when it comes to the latter, it might not be any better.

If they were to think about what is going on, they could end up feeling helpless and hopeless. What is taking place can then be seen as something that is totally out of their control, which can mean that they will end up feeling down and even depressed.

The Right Things

This is not to say that, up until this point, they will have simply sat around and hoped that their life would change, though. For a number of years, they may have put in a lot of effort to change this area of their life.

However, while they will have done a lot, they won’t have been able to get very far. In fact, what they may see is that all this effort has just caused them to feel even more frustrated and angry.

Another Scenario

Conversely, one may have found that they have been able to get close to others but, when this happens, they don’t feel comfortable. Instead of feeling happy about being closer to another, they feel the need to back away.

This could be something that baffles them and will have most likely prevented them from being able to move forward in this area of their life. They could believe that there is no reason why they should feel this way around others.

The Same Position

If someone is trying to get close to others and they haven’t had the aforementioned experience, it might only be a matter of time until they do. It could just be that they haven’t got to this point yet.

Before long, then, they could find that they also feel uncomfortable experiencing the very thing that they desire. Therefore, as opposed to saying that these are two experiences, it might be more accurate to say that they are simply two different stages that one will go through.

A Cold Existence

When someone doesn’t feel comfortable getting close to others, they are likely to spend a fair amount of time feeling lonely. This can be a time when they will feel disconnected from everyone and everything.

If they don’t feel this way, it could show that they have simply disconnected from their feelings/body. They can feel numb during this time but, before long, they could consume something, for instance, artificially changing their mood and temporarily bringing themselves to life in the process.

Something Isn’t Right

Now, as they are an interdependent human being and need others, it could be said that it is strange that they have the need to keep people at a distance. What should feel comfortable if being close to the right people – people who they feel safe with, have similar values and value, for example.

As a result of this, one could believe that there must be something inherently wrong with them or they wouldn’t have this problem. What could come to mind at this point is that they have a ‘fear of intimacy’ and even a fear of people

Diving Down

If they do come to this conclusion, their conditioned mind could believe that both of these fears are irrational and that they just need to push themselves. These labels may fit but, at the end of the day, they are simply labels – labels that can be a starting point to looking deeper and gaining more self-knowledge or something that can prevent this from taking place.

What needs to be looked into is why one wouldn’t feel comfortable with being close to others; something that is a vital part of their ability to survive and thrive. There is a strong chance that something happened to them at the beginning of their life and their conscious mind has forgotten all about this.

Way Back

During their formative years, they may have been abused and/or neglected on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Said another way, this would have a period of their life when they were routinely violated.

As they were boundary-less and unable to defend themselves, they wouldn’t have been able to do anything about what was going on. The only thing that they could do was to disconnect from themselves and, thereby, to no longer be aware of what was taking place.

The Foundations Were Laid

In addition to this, their mind would have formed a number of associations to keep them alive. One can be that other people are a threat to their survival and another can be that they need to keep them at a distance to survive.

The years would have passed but their whole being will be loaded up with trauma and it won’t want them to get close to anyone. It won’t matter that this stage of their life is over or that not everyone is the same as a big part of them will be stuck in the past and, consequently, will perceive life in the same way.


If one can relate to this, and they are ready to change their life, they may need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or healer.

Author, transformational writer, teacher and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand, six hundred in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

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Cities Of The Plain by Marcel Proust

Times change. Of that there is no doubt. Platitudes, however, remain platitudes whenever they are, like a dose of vaccine, rolled out. Their use, perhaps just once, but certainly on the second occasion, ought to inoculate and protect their user from ever again suffering their nauseating mundanity. But such immunity is rarely achieved, especially amongst those who find simple instructions, such as “stay at home” or “avoid clichés, at all costs” quite impossible to interpret or indeed remember.

I recall the time, not so long distanced, when even the mention of certain sexual habits might only be referred to in passing, accompanied by the bat of an eye, the nervous clearing of the throat or the deliberate and calculated inclusion of classical allusion, lest the speaker appear himself to be tainted by such professedly immoral practices. The inclusion of gender was important, here, for these unspoken, unnamed behaviours, alluded to habits the remained illegal and indictable amongst men, while the female equivalent bore a different name, lusciously classical, and, whilst not officially tolerated, it generally remained beyond the interest of the law.

But it was not only the classical, but also the biblical world that provided the means of referring to these despicable, but apparently common practices. The Cities of the Plain, Sodom and Gomorrah, suffered divine retribution – at least the experience is recorded as divine – because of the prevalence of these crimes against nature within their walls. In more modern times, we have passed beyond the age when the natural can be criminal, and also beyond the clichés of vilifying and ridiculing via censorious judgment or humour. For all its use of the theme, the filmed series never did include the title Carry on Sodomy, despite the near-repeated scripts’ regular use of both censure and ridicule to raise laughs from audiences who elsewhere might judge and scorn.

And so we arrive at Sodom and Gomorrah, volume four of A La Recherche De Temps Perdu, A Remembrance Of Things Past, or words to that effect. At its time of writing, an observation that significant numbers of French high society might just be able to trace their descent to these cities of the plain would have shocked. Eyebrows would have been raised, throats cleared, and private laughs would have hidden behind social condemnation, as gentlemen conversed on the way to the brothel, where the workers to be encountered did not really count, because it was clearly poverty that required them to behave thus. But times do change. Now it is not this discussion of homosexuality that might shock, but the destination of the conversants.

So now when we read of homosexual men and women, gays and lesbians, queers and dykes, we cannot suffer either the shock or the surprise of exposure to ideas we now ignore politely in public or condemn only in private. Neither can we, almost certainly, associate with the kind of society in which the revelations were being made. The lives, and more exactly the attitudes, of these people are now utterly foreign to our experience, though they may well still exist. The realization reminds us that we regularly admire images in the form of galleried art, which bear as little relation to our own lives as do the characters Marcel Proust creates, but because paintings have nothing audible to say in their own words, we fail to recognize the cultural gulf of our distance from what they depict.

Times may change, but our propensity to apply false logic persists. Marcel Proust’s observation of doctors is almost contemporary. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to outcome. “Wine in moderation, it can do no harm, it is always a tonic… Sexual enjoyment? After all it is a natural function. I allow you to use, but not to abuse it, you understand. Excess in anything is wrong.” At once, what a temptation to the patient, to renounce those two life givers, water and chastity. He also recognized that by a certain age, human beings cease to be individuals and become research projects. He had arrived at that stage of exhaustion in which a sick man’s body became a retort in which we study chemical reactions. In our own time, we codify this as aging.

But then we may, like the English public schoolboy, develop personal and internal resistance to propensities that could previously prosecute via physical activity. Various English Prime Ministers have thus profited from the Eton Wall Game in public whilst in private they probably remained on the other side of the wall. “Suppose we took a turn in the garden, Sir,” I said to Swann, while Comte Arnulphe, in a lisping voice which seem to indicate that mentally at least, his development was incomplete, replied to M. de Charlus with an artlessly obliging precision: “I, oh, golf chiefly, tennis, football, running, polo I’m really keen on.” So Minerva, being subdivided, ceased in certain deities to be goddess of wisdom, and incarnated part of herself in a purely sporting, horse loving deity, Athene Hippia. Thus we may find the limitations we impose on ourselves limiting.

At least the Old Etonian Prime Ministers would have coped admirably with the classical allusion, and probably still would. Times may change, but we only understand how they have changed when we trouble ourselves to experience remembrance of times past and engage with its characters, both larger and ultimately smaller than life.

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The CLEAR Approach To Selling A House!

Since, for most people, the asset value, of their homes, represents, their single – biggest, financial asset, wouldn’t it make sense, to use the best approach, when they, decide, it’s time, to sell their house? Since, there is no such thing, as, one – size – fits – all, when it comes to real estate transactions, the smartest approach, usually, is, taking advantage of the combination of time – tested strategies, as well as customizing the specific approach, to the circumstances, and actual, property/ house! With, that, in mind, most would benefit, when/ if, they took advantage of, using a CLEAR approach, strategy, and action plan! Therefore, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why, it matters.

1. Competition; clarity; create/ creative; condition; communication: The best results occur, when agent, and client, proceed, on the same – page, and, this comes, from enhanced, communication, from the onset! One must know and consider, the competition, so there is clarity, in terms of the reasoning, in terms of creating, the initial, listing price! Objectively, evaluate, and compare, the strengths, and weaknesses, in terms of the house, and property condition!

2. Listing Price; listening; location: It’s important for a homeowner to realize, listing (or, asking) price, and what it sells for, are, often, different. Agent/ client discussions, must center – around, effective listening, and empathy! In real estate, location, and its variables, are significant!

3. Emphasis; empathy; esthetics: Is there anything, about, the esthetics, and appearance, of a property, which might make this one, stronger, or weaker? It’s wise to place the marketing emphasis, about perceived strengths (accentuate the positive), and, always, remaining, empathetic!

4. Approach; area; assets; advantages: Knowing, and appreciating, both, the advantages, and disadvantages, is a great beginning, to the finest, possible, approach! What are the primary, assets, and what aspects, of the specific area, add, or distract, from the perceived value, and attractiveness of this house?

5. Region; reasons; rationale; realistic; rooms: Considerations, such as the particular region, the number, size, and attractiveness of the rooms, are major factors, in marketing a home! Quality real estate agents, articulate, clearly, their reasons, and rationale, to their clients!

When, the CLEAR approach, to selling houses, is understood, and followed, the results usually benefit, and the overall, transaction, is generally, less stressful! Will you follow these basic steps, to get the best results?

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Shri Ram Global School Listed in Top 5 Schools in Greater Noida

Shri Ram Global is one of the top schools in Greater Noida. It is one of the most established Co-Educational, CBSE Affiliated English Medium School in Greater Noida West. The Shri Ram Educational Trust manages the school. They have already supported and managed India’s finest educational and prestigious centers like Shri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Shri Ram College of Women.

About the School

The School stands amongst the top five schools in Noida, Noida Extension, and Greater Noida. The school offers modern infrastructure and amenities in the best possible way for the children’s overall development. It is globally renowned and claims to be the home of liberal education. Shri Ram Global School focuses on the physical, social, mental, and overall aspects of young minds stepping into the community.


The school is constructed over a vast patch of land and sprawling campus of about 4 acres, catering STEM Labs, Swimming Pools, various sports like Cricket, Tennis and Football playground; Studios for performing visual arts, Indoor Courts for Basketball, Badminton and Skating Activities, Junior Gym, Technology enabled Auditorium and Classrooms with WIFI and CCTV facilities.


Shri Ram Global School is one of the best schools in the Greater Noida and Noida, which thrives on providing excellent education and the holistic development of the child. The school emphasizes co-curricular activities to unlock the full potential of the children and encourages enhanced learning. Shri Ram Global School offers the joy of learning and pursuing activities and interests beyond syllabus and exam restrictions to better the children’s growth.

The curriculum goes beyond the classroom education system to shape young minds and creates opportunities for creativity, innovation, social and intellectual development. Teachers use technology Enabled sessions with audio-visual media to provide a practical and real time understanding of academic concepts and learning.

With the implementation of dedicated staff and a motivated workforce, the School’s mission is to deliver an excellent learning curriculum and outstanding quality of education to create a harmonious ambiance for students. With a small class size of 24 and a healthy teacher-student ratio, the school imparts knowledge through interactive learning sessions to create a solid foundation from pre-school to the secondary level. The diverse curriculum makes it one of the best schools in Noida and Greater Noida extension.

Quality of Teachers

The School provides experienced and learned staff to help every child become a skilled and effective learner. Teachers focus on a wide range of enrichment activities to widen experience, build self-confidence, and expand communication skills. Shri Ram Global is one of the best schools with organized ways of learning and supports children’s individual needs. Shri Ram Global School’s staff provides individual attention and support to the children, making it one of the leading schools in Noida and Greater Noida. With the exceptionally bright and learned teachers, the youngsters emerge as all-rounders and strong decision-makers.


The School is chaired by one of the leading social activists and an entrepreneur Ms. Jyoti Kapur. She believes in imparting an individual child centric atmosphere for a healthy physical and mental wellbeing of the child.

Following the tagline of “Learning to BE,” the school’s management is committed to creating an excellent learning environment for a child’s smooth transition from home to school and society.

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