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Achieving Effective Atrium Smoke Control

Adding an atrium to your building provides considerable appeal both in design and function. However, large open spaces prove to be quite a challenge when it comes to smoke and fire safety. Check out our graphic below on how to effectively satisfy all building codes and keep tenants and visitors safe in the case of emergency. READ MORE »

Assessing Passive Smoke Management Systems

The options are plentiful when it comes to configuring a passive smoke management system. Therefore it is imperative to comprehensively evaluate the entire system to ensure compliance of smoke protection required by building codes. READ MORE »

UL 10D: Testing Details

UL 10D is the new standard for the testing of fire curtain protection assemblies. While testing is important for all safety measures included in a building, fire and smoke protection is especially crucial. Therefore, it is important to know the details behind testing standards as to understand how to properly utilize certain fire curtains in the construction or renovation of your building. READ MORE »

Smoke Rated Curtains as Passive Smoke Barriers

Fire and smoke rated curtains are being used to protect openings into atrium spaces for surrounding floors. Automatically deployed flexible fabric curtains can provide vertical barriers at the atrium edges. Historically, they have been used in conjunction with smoke exhaust systems, or in some cases as a stand-alone passive solution for smoke control. READ MORE »

UL 10D: The Benefits

As you may have heard, in the beginning of 2014, UL 10D became the standard for protective fire curtain testing. While it may not sound like that big of a deal this change actually provides quite a few benefits. READ MORE »

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