Keeping smoke and fire under control can be problematic when it comes to open atriums. A smoke management system must be implemented to allow time for occupants to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency.
When planning a building’s design, there are a variety of options an architect can choose. These options depend on the height and capacity of the atrium. One option is a passive smoke management system. A passive system simply separates the areas affected by smoke or fire to allow for effective evacuation. These partitions usually come in the form of fire doors or fire and smoke-rated curtains.
Smoke and fire partitions can recess completely into the walls or ceilings and be basically invisible when not in use. In addition to being out of sight, fire partitions require limited power and do not obstruct entering emergency crews.
From vertically deploying partitions to horizontally deploying flexible fire and smoke-rated atrium partitions, we have the solutions you need to maintain the design aesthetics of your building while keeping your occupants safe. For more information on the custom solution you need, call us today.