Building codes for assisted living facilities can be challenging due to their multi-residential unit structure and the limited mobility of residents. Providing ample time for egress during emergencies is crucial. However, meeting stringent codes for adding a skilled nursing facility can also be a challenge.
Enclosed elevator lobbies can create an area that traps smoke, while heavy doors can be difficult to navigate. Fire sprinklers may help extinguish flames but the added moisture can increase smoke levels and pose an inhalation danger.
Smoke rated curtains offer a passive option for smoke protection by segmenting smoke into designated areas and giving residents more time to exit safely. If you need to upgrade your smoke protection plan, contact us today. We install fire and smoke protection systems throughout Central Texas.