Q&A from 'ventilation solutions for overheated corridors' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 19/04/16 12:00

I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section during the recent webinar that I presented. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, Corridor ventilation, CPD

How to avoid overheating in common corridors of residential buildings

Posted by Paul Compton on 05/04/16 12:00

The quest for energy efficiency has led to very good insulation in residential buildings. While this is very good for the environment and electricity bills, it is having unintended consequences on stair lobbies, corridors and entrance halls, which tend to overheat. This results in unpleasant conditions for residents and possible issues maintaining cold water supply temperatures.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Corridor ventilation

The latest revision to the SCA Guidance on Smoke Control to Common Escape Routes in Apartment Buildings explained

Posted by Conor Logan on 08/12/15 12:00

The prevention of smoke spread through buildings is of critical importance.

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has published Revision 2 to its ‘Guidance on Smoke Control to Common Escape Routes in Apartment Buildings (Flats and Maisonettes)’, which is available for download from www.feta.co.uk/smokecontrol. This revision became necessary largely owing to the ever increasing complexity in the design of buildings, and also to fall in line with amendments to the recently published BS 9991.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Regulations, Corridor ventilation

Webinar on the latest revision to the SCA Guidance on Smoke Control to Common Escape Routes in Apartment Buildings: Q&A

Posted by Conor Logan on 17/11/15 11:59

I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section during the recent webinar that I presented. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

The background to the webinar is provided on our recent blog. In this blog we refer to Revision 2 of ‘Guidance on Smoke Control to Common Escape Routes in Apartment Buildings (Flats and Maisonettes)’ from The Smoke Control Association (SCA), which is available for download from www.feta.co.uk/smokecontrol. This is an important revision to the Guidance.

There is also a recording of the webinar available.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Regulations, Webinar, Corridor ventilation

Ventilation solutions for overheated corridors in apartment buildings webinar – Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 22/09/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on the ventilation solutions for overheated corridors in apartment buildings webinar, I received some excellent questions during the Q&A section. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Corridor ventilation

A solution to overheating in common corridors of high rise buildings

Posted by Paul Compton on 08/09/15 11:30

In this blog we don’t usually write about our products, but we have recently worked on a project that we think will provide interesting insights about preventing overheating in the common corridors of taller apartment buildings.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Corridor ventilation, Evaporative cooling

How to avoid depressurisation of lobbies when using mechanical shaft systems for smoke control

Posted by Paul Compton on 14/07/15 11:30

Mechanical shaft systems have plenty of advantages compared to a BRE Shaft or any natural system but they suffer from one major disadvantage compared to natural shaft systems.

Why depressurisation can be an issue with with mechanical shaft systems

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Topics: Smoke Control, Smoke shafts, Corridor ventilation

Overheating in corridors: when natural ventilation is not enough, evaporative cooling comes to the rescue

Posted by Paul Compton on 08/07/14 11:30

In previous articles we wrote about how you can solve overheating in residential buildings’ common areas by using the smoke control system to provide simple and effective cross flow ventilation and extract warm, stale air from these spaces. However, there are cases when this won’t be enough and the system will need some help to lower the temperatures to the desired level.
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Topics: Natural ventilation, Overheating, Corridor ventilation, Evaporative cooling

Q&A from 'Protecting Escape routes: Smoke shafts v pressurisation' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 03/07/14 11:30

During my recent webinar on smoke shafts v pressurisationI received a large number of questions. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

If you missed the live webinar, then a recorded version is available here.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, Pressurisation, Smoke shafts, Corridor ventilation

Q&A from our ventilation solutions for overheating corridors webinar

Posted by Laurence Cockman on 15/04/14 11:30

At my recent "Ventilation solutions for overheating corridors in apartment buildings" webinar, I received some interesting questions in the Q&A session. Here are my answers, which have been edited slightly for clarity.

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Topics: Natural ventilation, Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Overheating, Corridor ventilation

Dual ventilation in residential common corridors: an interesting solution

Posted by Paul Compton on 26/11/13 11:30

Overheating in common corridors in residential buildings has become an increasingly vexing problem, which can be addressed by using a two-shaft smoke control system for day-to-day ventilation. One of the major issues is how many floors we can ventilate concurrently while still achieving a reasonable air flow balance between floors.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, HVAC, Overheating, Corridor ventilation, CPD