Design Solutions: Smoke Protection at the Elevator Hoistway

Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 Learning Unit + HSW

Description:

The course will provide you a better understanding of how smoke migrates in multi-story building fires and how building codes in the United States have evolved to address this danger. Throughout this course we illustrate the physics of vertical smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building fires and the hazards this presents for building occupants. The instructor will review various methods that have been developed to meet these code requirements to limit vertical smoke migration.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the behavior of the fire and smoke in a mid- or high-rise building.
  2. Understand how the building codes address smoke migration in a fire and the effect of smoke migration on the means of egress via elevator lobbies in event of a building fire.
  3. To review the product applications that have been developed to assist in meeting building code requirements concerning the control of smoke migration via elevator hoistways, and in providing means of egress for building occupants.

Fire and Smoke Curtains: Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements

Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 Learning Unit + HSW

Description:

This course will introduce the use of fire- and smoke-rated curtains as fire and smoke separation in atrium, stair and escalator designs in open floor plans. The course includes a review of the building code requirements for these designs and how flexible rated curtains can be used to comply with these requirements. We’ll cover the use of flexible curtains to supplement smoke evacuation or to replace smoke evacuation altogether as an alternative smoke control solution. Where required by code, the use of these curtains to provide floor to floor separation of escalators and stairs not part of the main egress path will be reviewed.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss fire and smoke code requirements for atrium designs, interior stairs, and escalators.
  2. Describe the sustainable features of fire- & smoke-rated curtains.
  3. Explain how fire and smoke curtains can be used to supplement or replace smoke evacuation systems in ways that save energy and reduce mechanical systems costs.
  4. Summarize the ways fire and smoke curtains may be specified so they enhance daylighting by supporting atrium design.

Opening Protectives: New Perspectives in Fire + Smoke Curtains

Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 Learning Unit + HSW

Description:

The evolution of high-temperature materials has made it possible to provide minimal, high performance, code-compliant smoke and fire rated protection for openings throughout the constructed environment. This presentation will touch on the building code requirements for fire and smoke protection throughout the constructed environment. Our discussion will address the building code requirements for fire and smoke protection of openings and the innovative curtain solutions available for elevator openings, atrium spaces, stairs, and escalator openings.

Objectives:

  1. Examine vertical smoke movement in buildings.
  2. Review the requirements of IBC 2009 & 2012 to address smoke movement.
  3. Explore the architectural options available for elevator protection.
  4. Explain the use of fire & smoke curtains to reduce or eliminate mechanical systems.

Reimagining Overhead Doors: The Counterweight Difference

Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 Learning Unit + HSW

Description:

In this one-hour course, find out how overhead doors are being reimagined to serve expanding design needs in a variety of applications and project types. We’ll look at different types of overhead doors, how they work, and their applications. Drilling down on counterweight doors, we assess their design flexibility, safety and durability attributes, as well as contributions to sustainable projects. The course will wrap with case studies of applications.

Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast the different types of overhead doors, how they operate, general applications and performance
  2. Define counterweight doors and discuss their advantages in terms of operability, weatherability/durability, maintenance, design flexibility and aesthetic
  3. Identify general safety features for overhead doors and discuss UL standards
  4. Discuss how overhead doors can contribute to the sustainability of a project in terms of materials used for fabrication as well as potential improvements to the indoor environment

The Fundamentals of Photoluminescent Egress System Products

Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 Learning Unit + HSW

Description:

An overview of the fundamentals of photoluminescent egress system products including terminology, designs, and applications.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the History of photoluminescent
  2. Understand the Building Codes for photoluminescence
  3. Define the performance of photoluminescence
  4. Be able to identify components of an egress system

All Smoke Guard Inc. or Smoke Guard distributor CES facilitators receive formal training on CES guidelines and presentation skills and are certified by Smoke Guard Inc. to give this program. Please contact info@sgcal.com for more information.