Course Summary & Description:
This course explores the necessary protection required to enhance safety in elevator lobbies from smoke migration in the event of a fire emergency.
In recent times, the issue of smoke migration through elevator lobbies has received significant attention in building codes. Existing data derived from numerous surveys indicate elevator shafts can be especially susceptible to smoke movement between floors of a building. This topic has drawn significant interest recently, so much that proposals to modify existing elevator enclosure requirements have be submitted to the International Code Council for review and possible inclusion into the International Building Code.
This course focuses on the following topics that are critical to the control of smoke: Smoke spread though elevator shafts and lobbies, building occupant and fire fighter use of elevators during fire emergencies and computer software modeling use to evaluate smoke transportation and elevator performance during fires.