The National Building Code smoke control measures - an overview

Download
  1. (PDF, 1 MB)
  2. Get@NRC: The National Building Code smoke control measures - an overview (Opens in a new window)
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleEngineering Digest
ISSN0013-7901
Volume25
Issue9
Pages3538; # of pages: 4
Subjectsmoke controls; building codes; pressurization; Codes & guides
AbstractMeasures to control smoke in high buildings have been included in the National Building Code of Canada since 1970, but no document has been produced that compares the merits of the various possible approaches listed. It is the intention of this paper to discuss this topic, with emphasis on the relative reliabilities of the measure. The need for such comment is illustrated by two undesirable trends that have developed: the widespread use of the fully pressurized building concept (measure H) in buildings for which it is not appropriate; and the unwise use of smoke shafts intended to serve any one of a considerable number of floors.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-P-872
NRC number17920
3911
NPARC number20375624
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierd170d947-992b-47dd-8b51-48ae5ef2ad13
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)