Vertical smoke curtains are an important fire safety system for modern buildings. Studies show that smoke inhalation causes more fire-related deaths than the fires themselves, so measures like vertical and elevator smoke curtains can make a critical difference in an emergency.
Elevator smoke doors play a critical yet often overlooked role in protecting lives and property in building fires. Facility managers must understand these life-saving fire protection systems to ensure code compliance and optimize fire preparedness. Let’s examine the primary benefits of elevator smoke doors.
Although there are many architectural styles to choose from, today’s modern building designs always have one thing in common – the need for a well-designed elevator system. Elevators are the key players in making buildings more efficient, accessible and safe, especially in emergencies.
Airports are bustling hubs of activity where large, open spaces collide with smaller, secure compartments. It's a unique challenge that demands the highest level of fire protection. In an emergency, it's critical to securely contain smoke and fire to protect people and property. That's why fire safety and protection codes are an essential consideration for airport planners and designers. But how do you achieve the right balance of safety and functionality?
Step right up and take a peek behind the scenes of fire protection in the healthcare industry! We all know fire doors are a dime a dozen in commercial buildings, but hospitals face a whole new level of complexity when it comes to fire preparedness.
Step back in time and imagine walking through the halls of a centuries-old building, surrounded by precious artifacts, documents, and architectural features that have stood the test of time. The value of these historic landmarks is immeasurable, making it crucial to protect them from the devastating effects of fire and smoke damage.
While planning for fire safety has always been an integral part of building design, smoke containment has only become an important consideration in recent decades. This is even more true for the elevator shaft. From increasing evacuation times for building occupants to helping firefighters and first responders quickly navigate building floors, installing elevator smoke curtains with fire-rated elevator doors can greatly enhance the safety of your building during an emergency. Let’s explore some of the most important things your clients need to know about elevator smoke containment and how you can help them understand the advantages of a properly installed smoke curtain system.
Protecting your property from smoke damage is easier than ever before with today’s technology. Currently, there are two common methods of smoke management — active and passive — which mitigate the spread and damage of smoke, protect your building and save lives. Let’s explore the difference between active and passive smoke management and how to implement both systems in your building.