• Integrating Smoke Control During Design Phase of High-Rise Buildings
    TUESDAY, OCT 22, 2019
    Source 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...
  • Using Zoned Smoke Control in High-Rise Buildings
    TUESDAY, OCT 22, 2019
    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...
  • Fire and Smoke Control in High-Rise Apartment Complexes
    WEDNESDAY, OCT 16, 2019
    Source According to the U.S. Fire Administration, between 2013 to 2015 an estimated 109,700 multifamily residential building fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year. These...
  • 6 Common Places Fires in Buildings Begin
    WEDNESDAY, SEP 25, 2019
    Office space fires can be catastrophic. Even if they occur when no occupants are in the building, a fire can cause significant damage to equipment, workspaces and the building’s structure...
  • Including a Fire Suppression System in Building Design
    THURSDAY, SEP 19, 2019
    Source Fire suppression systems are required for all commercial buildings and some new residential buildings, as well. While it is possible to retrofit a building to include a suppression system...