Navigating the complex world of smoke control standards and regulations

Posted by Paul Compton on 17/07/13 10:06

SCO OP HQ Smoke Controlmoke control systems are an essential element in any building’s design for their vital role in preserving life and property. Product and design standards relating to smoke and heat control systems are in constant evolution, as they updated and expanded in response to regulations and experience in the field. Navigating the complexities of designing an effective smoke control system and complying with the standards and regulations in force can seem daunting.

Fire Risk Management magazine recently asked me to provide an overview of the current standards and available guidance in the field of smoke control, as well as an outlook on forthcoming developments.

To download the resulting article, which was published in the July issue of Fire Risk Management, please follow the link below:

Download the FRM Article - Focus: Smoke Control

Paul ComptonPaul is a Technical Director for Colt, experienced in smoke control, HVAC, solar shading and louvre systems.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Regulations