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How High Design & Building Codes Can Co-Exist

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  • Alternatives to Enclosed Elevator Lobbies: Part 2
    THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    According to FEMA, asphyxiation from smoke is the leading cause of fire death, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. Due to those kinds of realities, building must be designed to…
  • Alternatives to Enclosed Elevator Lobbies: Part 1
    TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    In multi-story buildings, elevator shafts can act like chimneys as they enable large amounts of air to move from floor to floor. Just as they enable the movement of air,…
  • The Advantages of Deployable Curtain Systems
    MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    Deployable smoke and fire containment curtains have been used for quite some time to effectively protect elevators. However, their integration into atrium design is relatively new. Flexible fire and smoke…
  • Smoke Containment vs. Smoke Management
    SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
    Smoke management systems are referred to as either passive or active. Active smoke management systems typically utilize smoke exhaust or evacuation systems. These systems utilize mechanical equipment to control the…
  • Atrium Solutions – What Are Your Options?
    SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
    As far as modern design goes, expanding the amount of natural light in a building by opening up the atrium continues to be very popular. Not only can an atrium…