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Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings: Part 3

Smoke control by definition only seeks to compartmentalize the smoke and limit its spread to other parts of the building. In skyscrapers, this is especially important as there are many occupants that have to evacuate. READ MORE »

Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings: Part 2

As mentioned in the first part of this series, high-rise buildings provide a variety of complications when it comes to controlling smoke and fire in the event of an emergency. Due to large square footage a combination of systems are often used to create an effective form of smoke control and management. READ MORE »

Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings: Part 1

Very tall buildings have several unique characteristics that increase the severity of potential fire events including higher occupancy, longer evacuation times, access issues for responders and potential water pressure/availability issues. Because of these potential obstacles, integrating adequate smoke control systems during the design process is essential. READ MORE »

Replacing the Traditional Fire Door: Airport Concourses

Traditional fire doors used to be the only option to secure areas from fire and smoke. These doors take up valuable space in hallways and lobbies and can easily be blocked by furniture or other impediments. Luckily, today’s technology provides many other options to keep public areas safe from fire and smoke. READ MORE »

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