If you are dealing with a building that has a phenomenal design aesthetic it can be hard to swallow that you may have to put ugly smoke and fire doors in place to make it safe. Obviously, safety is the main concern, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in to poor design.
Elevator shafts can often act like chimneys in multi-story buildings as they enable large amounts of air to move from floor to floor. Because of this, elevator shafts can easily transport smoke throughout a building in the case of a fire. Therefore, installing a fire and smoke containment system within an elevator shaft is crucial for building fire safety.