Basic principles of smoke management for atriums

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 47
Physical description6 p.
AbstractAtriums can provide attractive, environmentally controlled, naturally lit spaces. But such spaces present a challenge for fire protection engineers because they lack floor-to-floor separations to limit the spread of fire and smoke to other areas of the building. Evacuation routes in atrium buildings are of greatest concern because they become vulnerable to spreading smoke unless smoke management measures are used. This Update outlines the basic principles of smoke management in atriums that must be understood in order to enhance occupant safety. A companion document, Construction Technology Update No. 48, discusses engineered, performance-based approaches to smoke management system design.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10408
NPARC number20327478
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Record created2012-07-18
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