Design considerations for egress signs based upon visibility through smoke

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ConferenceAIA Research and Design '85 : Architectural Applications of Design and Technology Research: 14 March 1985, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pages29597; # of pages: 199
Subjectlighting; smoke; visibility; emergency exits; fire safety; Emergency lighting/wayfinding; Smoke management
AbstractThe visibility of egress signs in smoke should be an important factor when specifying the type of sign to be installed in a building. We have recently completed a study of the visibility in smoke of several exit signs currently recommended for use in Canada. Some parameters influencing sign visiblity in smoke have been examined. Some currently sanctioned signs are invisible in relatively small amounts of smoke. Factors affecting sign visibility in smoke are described, with some guidelines for the design and installation of egress signage.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number25185
NPARC number20373914
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