Protecting escape routes: Smoke shafts v pressurisation webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 28/04/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on smoke shafts v pressurisation, 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, Pressurisation, Smoke shafts

Commissioning and maintaining smoke control systems webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 31/03/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on Commissioning and maintaining smoke control systems, 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, Regulations, Webinar

Smoke and fire curtains webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 03/03/15 11:30

At our recent webinar on smoke and fire curtains, I received a large number of 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. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Curtains

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

Posted by Paul Compton on 09/12/14 11:30

At our recent webinar on smoke and environmental ventilation of multi-storey buildings using shafts, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Smoke shafts, CPD

Everything you ever wanted to know about designing smoke shaft systems

Posted by Paul Compton on 25/11/14 11:34

We have seen a lot of interest in our technical articles, webinars and website pages on smoke shaft systems, so we thought we would gather links to all our free resources in one blog to make it easy to find everything you may need.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke shafts, Whitepaper

Car park ventilation webinar Q&A

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

At our recent webinar on car park ventilation, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Car Park Ventilation

General principles of smoke control webinar Q&A

Posted by Paul Compton on 14/10/14 11:30

At our recent webinar on the general principles of smoke control, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can see my answers to these questions, slightly edited for clarity. 

There is also a recording of the webinar available. Watching the recorded version will still enable you to claim CPD points.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Car Park Ventilation, CPD

How to design in energy-efficient ventilation systems webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 09/09/14 11:30

M&E consultants, facilities managers and building occupiers all want buildings that consume less and less energy and cost as little as possible to run. Set against this is the need to maintain a healthy internal environment which has adequate ventilation. How do we reconcile the opposite requirements of air tightness for energy efficiency and ventilation for air quality? How do we minimise installation and operational costs in our designs?

Join me, from 12.30-13.30 BST on Friday 19 September 2014, as I present a free webinar on how to design in energy-efficient ventilation systems in new and existing buildings. 

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Topics: Webinar, Energy saving, Overheating, Residential Buildings

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 Dr John H Klote's webinar on design fires for smoke control

Posted by Paul Compton on 01/07/14 11:30

At our recent webinar with guest speaker, John Klote, we had a large attendance with many questions asked. Here you can find John's and 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, Fire Containment, Webinar

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

Questions and Answers from our smoke and fire curtains webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 25/03/14 11:30

At Colt’s CPD accredited  smoke and fire curtains webinar, we received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end, which I would like to share.
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Topics: Fire Containment, Smoke Containment, Webinar, Smoke ventilation, CPD, Curtains

Airtight residential buildings: good for the environment but bad for our health?

Posted by Laurence Cockman on 18/03/14 11:30

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Topics: Natural ventilation, Webinar, Smoke ventilation, Overheating

Questions and answers from our 'Evaporative cooling for data centres' webinar

Posted by Laurence Cockman on 28/01/14 11:30

At our recent CPD accredited evaporative cooling webinar, I received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end. I would like to share my answers, which have been edited to make them clearer.

Q: How do you deal with freezing conditions?

A: During colder periods, where freezing outside conditions would be expected, the evaporative coolers would not be used, and they would have been earlier drained down and isolated as part of a winterisation process. This means that there is no chance of any water freezing inside the unit, as it contains no water.

Freezing conditions are then dealt with by carefully mixing quantities of that cooler outside air with warmer waste air from the IT equipment, therefore providing air at desirable conditions.

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Topics: Webinar, Climate Control, Evaporative cooling, Data Centre, CPD

Questions and answers from Paul Compton's 'Pressurisation systems in residential and commercial buildings' webinar

Posted by Paul Compton on 17/12/13 11:30

At Colt’s recent oversubscribed CPD accredited pressurisation webinar, we received some interesting questions in the Q&A session at the end. I’d like to share some of them. They are edited to make the questions clearer and to reduce my ramblings.

Q: Do all buildings that operate a stay put policy have to have a Class A pressurisation systems?

A: No, if you have a residential building then certainly in the UK that would normally have a stay put policy and, if you choose to have pressurisation, then it would be designed as a Class A system. In a residential building in theUKyou are permitted AOV or shaft systems instead so the fact that you have a stay put policy in a residential building doesn’t mean that you need pressurisation.

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Topics: Smoke Control, Webinar, Pressurisation, CPD