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Civic and Government

Civic and Government facilities have unique needs. Protecting the building and its occupants from fire and smoke, preventing unwanted access and helping to enhance space utilization are all accomplished with Cornell product solutions.

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Cafeterias & Food Courts

The most common application in cafeterias is a Counter Door at a food serving station. Be sure to consider requirements for fire rated countertops wherever fire rated counter doors are required. Other options are SentryGate Grilles or Counter Grilles - both providing access control while allowing visibility.

Securing cafeterias after hours can be accomplished can be accomplished by using our Rolling Security Grilles or Side Folding Grilles and Closures.


The right product for corridors must provide security and separation control from public areas. However, there must also be a consideration for safety and egress to allow for alternate means of escape should a fire, public disturbance or other emergency situation arise. The CrossingGard Emergency Response Grille addresses both security and egress, immediately responding in an emergency situation by automatically opening and allowing for safe escape. Other options are our Rolling Grilles and our Side Folding Grilles and Closures.

Fire Containment
Fire Containment

Protecting a civic or government facility and its occupants against the spread of fire is undoubtedly a major part of any project. Cornell’s Advanced Fire Systems and Rolling Fire Doors help to address this design need by automatically closing in the event of fire detection.

Explore our Firemiser Insulated Fire Door to meet multiple design needs, with UL rated fire protection plus security, sound attenuation and environmental separation. Rolling Fire Doors are designed for daily use to provide security and access control. Our SmokeShield products address the need for smoke control with UL labeled perimeter smoke seals.

Space Separation
Multi-Use Areas / Space Separation

Civic and Government facilities often have large, multiuse rooms that often need to be segmented into smaller sections. TranZform Accordion Partitions quickly, easily and cost effectively transform a large room into two or more independent spaces. TranZform Sound provides unparalleled sound control in addition to providing privacy and security separation. TranZform Space is the right solution in areas where convenient separation of space is desired, such as off hour pedestrian control, closets and storage areas.


Ensuring secure access to civic and government facilities requires faster opening and closing speeds and sturdy construction. Cornell’s Extreme 1024 Performance Door provides the security of a traditional rolling steel door with the added reliability of a higher cycle life and productivity enhancing opening speed of 24 inches per second. Our Thermiser Max and Thermiser Insulated Service Doors also maintaining climate control.

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