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design options for smoke control at the elevator shaft and hoistway as well as other vertical shafts in buildings

design options for smoke control at the elevator shaft and hoistway as well as other vertical shafts in buildings

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    • 1. Get me out of here alive.
    • 2. For designers of multistory buildings controlling smoke movement in a fire is paramount to preserving lives
    • 3. Smoke ....
      • Envelops building interior in just minutes
      • Kills 4400 people / yr.
      • Injures 25000 people /yr.
      • $14 Bil./ year in property damage
    • 4. Elevator shafts, open atriums and stairways provide the most likely route for smoke to travel
    • 5. Building codes require smoke protection for...
      • Shaft enclosures openings (707.7)
      • Elevator lobbies (707.14)
      • Atriums (404.5)
      • Stair and escalator openings (707.2.2.1)
      • Healthcare corridors and smoke compartments
      • Areas of refuge
    • 6. Hoistway doors do NOT stop smoke because of the 3/8” gap between the door and frame
    • 7. Traditional solutions can be ugly, waste space and can still leak smoke Roof mount pressurization Additional door Enclosed lobby
    • 8. Smoke Guard System is nearly invisible until needed --- and more effective at controlling smoke, protecting lives, and property
    • 9. Additional smoke control solutions available from Smoke Guard
    • 10. For more information on smoke control and Smoke Guard products visit smokeguard.com or call RSM Services @ 413-596-3503

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