Why use smoke control? A brief explanation

Posted by Conor Logan on 07/02/17 13:30

Smoke control systems are designed to prevent smaller fires becoming the larger ones, as once there is a large fire, any smoke control system will generally be overwhelmed. Smoke control systems are installed to provide assistance in the early stages and thereby to reduce the risk of this.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Regulations, Webinar

Fire and smoke curtain webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 13/09/16 12:00

Thanks to all those who attended my webinar last week on the design considerations when integrating smoke and fire curtains into a building. The webinar is now available as a recording, which you can watch at any time.

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Topics: Curtains, Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar

9 tips for smoke and fire curtain installations

Posted by Paul Compton on 02/08/16 12:00

Installing fire curtains and smoke curtains can be tricky to get right. Here are 9 hopefully useful tips to help you. Read More

Topics: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Curtains

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

Q&A from 'the fundamentals of evaporative cooling' webinar

Posted by Paul Langford on 15/03/16 12:05

I received some excellent questions during my recent webinar on evaporative cooling. 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: Webinar, Climate Control, Evaporative cooling

Are you missing out on the savings that come with evaporative cooling?

Posted by Paul Langford on 23/02/16 12:00

Evaporative cooling is an exceptionally efficient and economical means of cooling industrial buildings, production facilities, warehouses and data centres. It is not a new technology, infact it is widely used around the world. So why isn’t it more widespread in the UK?

Common misconceptions about this excellent technology are stopping many facilities managers and factory owners from taking advantage of the considerable savings it can achieve for them. Let’s address these concerns and look at the main benefits of evaporative cooling.

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Topics: Webinar, Energy saving, Evaporative cooling, Whitepaper

Q&A from 'smoke control versus pressurisation' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 16/02/16 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.

There is also a recording of the webinar available.

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Topics: Webinar, Pressurisation, Smoke shafts, CPD

What are the options for smoke control when changing the use of a building?

Posted by Paul Compton on 09/02/16 12:00

Owing to the different types of occupancy patterns, the Building Regulations rightly provide differing guidance for commercial and residential buildings.

So, when a building changes use, assuming that the developer is not prepared to alter the layout of the stair, it is likely that Building Control will insist on a fire engineered solution leading to the highest degree of protection in terms of the smoke control system

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Topics: Webinar, Pressurisation, Smoke shafts, Residential Buildings

Q&A from 'The general principles of smoke control' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 19/01/16 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, CPD

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

Smoke and fire curtains webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 03/11/15 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: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Curtains

Smoke and environmental ventilation of multi-storey buildings using shafts webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 21/07/15 11:30

Here is a copy of the questions and answers from our recent webinar on smoke and environmental ventilation of multi-storey buildings using shafts, slightly edited for clarity.

During the webinar I introduced our new whitepaper on the subject, which you can download here.

There is also a recording of the webinar available here.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Smoke shafts

Car park ventilation webinar Q&A

Posted by Conor Logan on 23/06/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on car park ventilation, I received lots of excellent questions during the Q&A section. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity.

During the webinar I introduced our new whitepaper on designing car park ventilation systems, which you can download here.

There is also a recording of the webinar available.

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Topics: Webinar, Car Park Ventilation

All the resources you need to correctly specify weather louvres

Posted by Paul Compton on 02/06/15 11:30

If you have ever written a louvre specification, you will know how large a number of variables you have to deal with in order to select the right louvre for your design.

Here are some resources and key considerations to help you when specifying weather louvres.

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Topics: Webinar, Louvre, Whitepaper

The general principles of smoke control webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 26/05/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on the general principles of smoke control, 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, Webinar