Smoke-control systems in high-rise buildings, 1976-1980 survey

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TypeArticle
Journal titleEngineering Digest
ISSN0013-7901
Volume30
Issue7
Pages3234; # of pages: 3
Subjectsmoke controls; high rise buildings; toronto, calgary surveys; sprinkler systems; mechanical pressurization systems; Sprinklers; Smoke management; regulateur de fumee; construction elevee
AbstractSurveys were conducted in Toronto and Calgary to obtain information on current practice in smoke-control systems in high-rise buildings. The surveys revealed that most office buildings and hospitals are fully sprinklered, occasionally together with stair and elevator shafts protected by mechanical pressurization. In most office buildings the mechanical ventilation system is designed to be used for exhausting smoke from the fire area. In most apartment buildings under 36 m high, balconies are used as refuge areas; over 36 m high, pressurized stair and elevator shafts are common. Provisions are made in some instances for mechanically pressurizing the corridors to assist in confining smoke to the fire compartment.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-P-1246
NRC number23874
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NPARC number20375619
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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