Pressurisation is one of the possible solutions to provide smoke ventilation in escape stairs, common lobbies and corridors in residential buildings, as required by Approved Document B to the Building Regulations. With the advent of BS 9999 and BS 9991, both of which recommend pressurisation for fire fighting stairs in buildings taller than 30m, pressurisation has become a more common solution.
Pressurisation is a specialised subject and the standard, BS EN 12101-6, is not particularly user friendly so we would always advise getting advice from a specialist, but we are here to assist. If you’d like to know more, you can begin by reading our article on “Seven good practices for pressurisation systems” and attend our forthcoming webinar.
BS EN 12101-6 is currently being comprehensively amended, but the process is extremely slow so we can confidently predict that the current standard will remain in force for some years. Time spent understanding design to the current standard is definitely not wasted.
Join Paul Compton, Technical Director at ColtUK, from 12.30-13.30 GMT on Friday 6 December 2013, as he presents a webinar on pressurisation systems in residential and commercial buildings.
This seminar covers:
- An explanation of the basic legislative requirements
- Classes in BS EN 12101-6; Their uses and design requirements
- Specifying the equipment
The webinar is CPD-certified, which means that by completing it you will be able to claim CPD points. At the conclusion of the webinar you will be emailed a form enabling you to request a CPD certificate from us.
To register for this webinar please follow the link below.
Paul Compton is a Technical Director for Colt, experienced in smoke control, HVAC, solar shading and louvre systems.