As an architectural specialties contractor our focus is in consultative sales, pre-construction solutions, professional installation, and on-going service of fire and life safety solutions. Our experienced team is well-versed in the requirements for smoke and fire protection outlined in both the California, Nevada and International Building Codes, as well as the code-compliant solutions available to meet these requirements. View our product offerings:
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Custom Smoke and Fire Doors: The FOLD
Large openings can cause some trouble when it comes to fire and smoke safety. Luckily the FOLD door from SGCA Doors can span openings up to 90 feet wide and 30 feet high. This door offers a variety of cladding and glazing options to not only integrate into your design, but to add to it. Th..
Custom Smoke & Fire Doors
Fire and smoke safety in spaces with high ceilings can be quite tricky. This is especially true if aesthetics are important. In the past, rolling steel doors were the only option. However, with today’s technology and design options, we can create custom doors that are both beautiful and funct..
Enclosed Elevator Lobby Alternatives: Part 1
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..
The Advantages of Deployable Curtain Systems
Deployable smoke and fire rated curtains have been used for quite some time to effectively protect elevators. However, their integration into atrium design is fairly new. Compared with a complex smoke exhaust system, passive smoke curtains are a simpler solution that is less expensive to certify..
The Differences Between Smoke Management & Smoke Containment
There are two types of smoke management systems: passive and active. Active smoke management systems utilize mechanical equipment to control the spread of smoke through exhaust or evacuation systems. Exhaust vents located near or in the ceilings evacuate smoke from the building to allow addition..