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Advantages of Deployable Fire Partitions

Flexible fire and smoke partitions provide many advantages over a stand-alone, complex, smoke exhaust system. Not only do deployable fire partitions provide effective protection around elevators as well as integrated into an atrium design, but they do so at reduced costs.

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Alternatives to Elevator Lobbies & Fire Safety

Did you know that asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation is the lead cause of fire-related deaths? This cause exceeds burns by a 3:1 ratio. This harsh reality is what drives certain building codes such as enclosed elevator lobbies in order to protect occupants from both fire and smoke.

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Alternatives to Elevator Lobbies & Fire Safety

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.

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Alternatives to Elevator Lobbies: Design vs. Safety

Elevator lobbies provide quite the design obstacle when trying to integrate openness and sunlight into a multi-story building. This atrium area provides a critical first impression for the patrons of the building and a traditional elevator lobby does not allow for much flexibility when it comes to aesthetics.

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Alternatives to Enclosed Elevator Lobbies: Accordion Doors

Enclosed elevator lobbies are required by most building codes to limit the ability of smoke and fire to travel from floor to floor via elevator shafts.

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Are Enclosed Elevator Lobbies Necessary? Not Necessarily!

Enclosed elevator lobbies have a variety of purposes.

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Assessing Passive Smoke Management Systems

The options are plentiful when it comes to configuring a passive smoke management system.

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Atrium Separation in Health Care

Health Care buildings such as hospitals and clinics provide unique obstacles when trying to satisfy building codes and also provide the security and privacy necessary.

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Atrium Separation in Health Care: Part 2

Depending on the type of health care building, it may be important to have a more active smoke management system in place than just deployable smoke curtains.

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Atrium Separation in Health Care: Part 3

A passive smoke management systems requires no mechanical systems to support them. They are typically easier to install as they do not require intervention from an engineer.