Fire & Smoke Rated Curtain System Applications: Atriums

Building atriums create a unique obstacle when it comes to fire safety.

Large open spaces like atriums require extra attention to meet fire safety building codes. However, you can easily create an effective fire safety system that doesn't compromise on design and appearance by implementing a fire and smoke-rated curtain system.

Smoke exhaust systems for atriums over 3 stories high can be costly, but smoke curtains that deploy out of nearly invisible openings in ceilings and walls can be a cost-effective alternative. Automatically deployed fire curtains can supplement a smoke exhaust system, and they are typically less expensive to install and maintain over the life of the building.

In addition, horizontally deployed smoke curtains can create floor-to-floor separation in the event of a fire. This allows architects to leave all floors open to the atrium, but easily cordon them off during an emergency. For more information on how to implement an effective fire safety system in your building, contact SG Solutions today.