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Course Description: The course will provide a better understanding of how smoke actually travels in multi-story building fires. To accomplish this, the physic of vertical smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building fires, and the hazards this presents for building occupants will be illustrated. How building codes have evolved to address this hazard and the various applications that have been developed in the market to meet these code requirements and protect building occupants from the hazards of smoke migration will also be covered.
- To understand the behavior of the fire and smoke in a mid- or high-rise building.
- To understand how the building codes address smoke migration in a fire and the effect of smoke migration on the means of egress via elevator lobbies. atriums and stairs in event of a building fire.
- To review the product applications that have been developed to assist in meeting building code requirements concerning the control of smoke migration via elevator hoistways, atriums, stairs, and in providing means of egress for building occupants.