circulation path

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1. The traffic pattern through an area or building.
2. In a building, a scheme providing for a smooth, economical, and functional flow of traffic.
3. A means of travel through a building, such as doors, corridors, stairs, and elevators.
4. The continuous flow of a liquid or gas within a closed circuit.
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* Are usable circulation paths at least 32 inches wide for any segment less than 24 inches in length and 36 inches for all segments 24 inches or longer?
* Common-use circulation paths in employee work areas: New guidelines will require an accessible route through employee work areas that are 1,000 square feet in area or greater.
The floor plan and overall circulation path is perhaps the most important component to consider when discussing wayfinding.
The 44 Stanley Marketplace offered an example of an open-air retail center converted from an obsolete industrial facility, with its treatment of public space, circulation paths and unique structural elements.
Placing the fans over circulation paths and not directly over cases, shelving or checkout stands is another factor in successful implementation.
The relationships created between public and private spaces through well-organized circulation paths help facilitate the operation of the building and give it a more natural atmosphere for both patients and staff.
"With its confusing circulation paths and outdated fairground design, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is ready for improvements.
T5 fluorescents are concealed within the ribbons and planes to illuminate circulation paths. T5 fluorescent lines are also integrated into the wood ceilings in corridors, but in a random, irregular pattern, again to connote dynamism.
Georgia Gwinnett's $24.5 million center, designed by Lord, Aeck, and Sargent (Atlanta), features interior circulation paths with digital bulletin boards and a 1O3-inch touchscreen monitor, used to promote campus events and meetings.
- Closed off parts of the ceiling intake port and floor grill using vinyl sheeting to improve the circulation paths of cool and warm air
'We try not to approach our projects as voids to be filled later with plants by someone else' Denied the opportunity to use water across the entire site, the architects decided to simulate a natural landscape by throwing a mix of aquatic plant seeds into the raised containers between the circulation paths and allowing them to grow freely.
The revised guidelines would mandate all metalcasting facilities to make readily achievable modifications to previously exempt employee work areas, including repositioning light switches, installing grab bars and widening circulation paths within work areas so they are wheelchair accessible.