CES 2 - Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements

Length: 1 Hour

Credits: 1 Learning Unit, Health Safety Welfare (HSW)

This course will introduce the use of fire-and smoke-rated curtains as fire and smoke separation in atrium, stair and escalator designs in open floor plans. The course includes a review of the building code requirements for these designs and how flexible rated curtains can be used to comply with these requirements. We’ll cover the use of flexible curtains to supplement smoke evacuation or to replace smoke evacuation altogether as an alternative smoke control solution. Where required by code, the use of these curtains to provide floor to floor separation of escalators and stairs not part of the main egress path will be reviewed.