The International Building Code (IBC) provides the rules and regulations that are most widely adopted in the United States. These construction and design codes provide fire door regulations to ensure the safety of a building’s occupants.
Did you know smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire death, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio? Due to that reality, buildings must be designed to protect its occupants from both fire and smoke.
When discussing vertically deploying smoke & fire-rated opening protectives, emphasis is always put on doorways or elevators. However, it is also important to consider any internal windows you may have.