Vertical fire curtains have been a common component of fire and smoke safety plans for some time. They can be easily installed in stairwells, elevator shafts, or large hallways to partition parts of a building during a fire.
Like vertical curtains, horizontal fire curtains can also save building owners a significant amount of money by eliminating the need for expensive additional structural support, sprinklers, and complex smoke evacuation systems. The horizontal configuration makes it easy to divide a large space such as a multi-level atrium. It is important to note that building codes allow for two-story interconnections without smoke control. Therefore, it may be possible to divide a taller than two-story atrium into a series of two-story connections if the atrium design and space allow.
If you need to comply with building code requirements for smoke control in an atrium and haven't considered smoke curtains, you should. They have the potential to save costs and simplify the process. Call SG Solutions today to get started!