Smoke Control Systems
AEGIS Engineering designs smoke control systems and smoke management systems, for high-rise buildings, atrium spaces, smoke-proof assembly seating, stair and elevator shaft pressurization and other active or passive smoke control systems. Our fire protection engineering designs of smoke control systems apply performance-based design approaches to account for unique building geometry and site conditions to ensure the level of fire and life safety intended by the building code and fire code. This requires a thorough knowledge of the building code and fire code, experience, and exhaustive consideration of a broad range of design concept issues and performance goals. Our fire protection engineering seeks to utilize the principles outlined in the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering.
The building code requires that design professionals prepare a rational analysis which documents the design criteria to be used for a smoke control system. This engineering analysis documents the methods to be employed, includes calculations used in the analysis, outlines pass/fail criteria for acceptance of the system and defines the zones and activation sequences. We use the latest computer modeling and simulation techniques to deliver a complete smoke control system design solution which includes the identification of appropriate fan sizes based on the predicted performance of your building, help identifying, reducing, and eliminating redundant equipment, and the anticipation and resolution of potential smoke control issues before they occur at the time of system commissioning.
Representative Smoke Control System Projects:
Expedia Tower 333 – Bellevue, WA | Commercial
Pierce College Rainier Building – Lakewood, WA | Educational
Vancouver Clinic at 87th Ave – Vancouver, WA | Institutional
Via6 Towers – Seattle, WA | Commercial
Westfield Shoppingtown – Tukwila, WA | Commercial