Did you know that asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation is the lead cause of fire-related deaths? This cause actually exceeds burns by a 3:1 ratio. This statistic has driven certain building codes such as enclosed elevator lobbies in order to protect occupants from both fire and smoke. in the event of an emergency.
When discussing smoke and fire-rated curtains, emphasis is always put on doorways or elevators. However, it is also important to consider any internal windows you may have.
Smoke-rated opening protectives from Smoke Guard California provide solutions for buildings with insufficient space for an enclosed elevator lobby.
Airports provide a unique challenge when it comes to fire safety, they combine the complexities of open atriums with compartmentalized secure spaces. Therefore, the ability to securely section off smoke and fire in the case of an emergency is a necessity.