• Smoke Protection at the University of Michigan
    FRIDAY, SEP 10, 2021
    Faced with several unique design challenges, the architects and designers of the University of Michigan Biosciences Building and the new wing of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning…
  • 5 Examples of Automatic Fire and Smoke Curtains
    MONDAY, JUL 12, 2021
    Smoke and fire curtains are a useful and sometimes critical tool at helping to contain smoke and fire in a building. Automatic curtains can be deployed quickly to help block…
  • What Are the Requirements for Smoke Evacuation Systems in Buildings?
    TUESDAY, FEB 16, 2021
    Smoke, and the chemicals that it contains, can sometimes be more damaging and deadly than the flames from a fire, which is why many buildings have strict smoke evacuation…
  • How Fast Does a Building Fire Spread?
    WEDNESDAY, DEC 09, 2020
    Fire is something that should never be underestimated, especially when it relates to buildings and structures. It is crucial to understand just how fast fire spreads in a building, regardless…
  • Understanding the Differences Between Fire Partitions and Fire Barriers
    TUESDAY, SEP 01, 2020
    Building codes require fire barriers to be installed in various parts of a building to help stop and block the spread of flames and smoke. Both fire partitions and fire…