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Smoke Control Essentials


This two-day Smoke Control seminar is essential part of effective fire strategies for innovative buildings and structures around the world. Through case studies, interactive lectures, and small teams working through practical examples, this seminar provides the fundamentals concepts and underlying principles needed to effectively design state-of-the-art systems – the focus is on practical design. Topics include smoke control design strategies and analysis techniques for stairwell pressurization, elevator smoke control, zoned smoke control, and systems for atria and large spaces. 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic fire dynamics and factors affecting smoke movement
  • Describe the four basic smoke control methods, understand key design considerations for these very different methods, and understand where and how to apply each meth
  • Understand the basic code requirements for high-rise buildings, atrium spaces, covered malls, and underground structures
  • Apply smoke control principles to develop conceptual pressurization systems designs (stair pressurization, elevator pressurization and zoned systems) 
  • Apply smoke control principles to develop conceptual designs
  • Understand basics principles of systems controls, system testing, integrated testing, and special inspection 



Target Audience 

This seminar has been developed for engineers, designers, inspectors, and plans reviewers who develop, review, commission, or approve smoke control systems. Beginner and seasoned professionals will benefit from the depth and breadth of this course.


Each participant will receive a copy of the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering, 2012 edition.

Course Assessment

Participants will take a total of two, five-question multiple choice quizzes. One at the end of each day. Candidates will need to pass with a minimum score of 70%.

CEUs 1.4 | PDHs 14 will be offered. Upon completion of a post-test attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

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