A new handbook providing comprehensive treatment of smoke control technology is now available.


Published by ASHRAE in cooperation with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE),the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering extends the tradition of the comprehensive treatment of smoke control technology, including fundamental concepts, smoke control systems,and methods of analysis. The handbook provides information needed for the analysis of design fires, including considerations of sprinklers, shielded fires, and transient fuels.


It's also useful for practicing engineers, architects, code officials, researchers, and students.


Following the success of Principles of Smoke Management in 2002, this new book incorporates the latest research and advances in smoke control practice into 24 chapters with more than 500 pages of in-depth guidance. New topics in the handbook are: controls, fire and smoke control in transport tunnels, and full-scale fire testing. For those getting started with the computer models CONTAM and CFAST, there are simplified instructions with examples. In addition, this is the first smoke control book with climatic data for locations in the U. S., Canada, and throughout the world.


The cost of Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering is $129 ($109, SFPE & ASHRAE members). To order, visit www.sfpe.org.


For more information, go to www.sfpe.org