Smoke hazards from fires in high places

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Journal titleASHRAE Journal
IssueJune 6
Pages34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 45, 46
AbstractAtria have become popular in commercial, office and residential buildings because they provide attractive, environmentally controlled, and naturally lit spaces. Such spaces, however, present a challenge for fire-protection engineers because of their height and the lack of floor-to-floor compartmentalization that, in other buildings, limits the likelihood of fire and smoke spreading from the floor of fire origin to other areas of the building. Evacuation routes in atria are of concern because they become vulnerable to spreading smoke unless smoke management measures are used.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number45004
NPARC number20379006
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Record created2012-07-24
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