Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering

Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering

Publisher: ICC, NFPA, and SFPE Publish Date: 2012
Pages: 484 ISBN: 978-1-4939-2564-3

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Published in cooperation with ICC, NFPA, and SFPE, the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering provides authoritative, comprehensive guidance on the latest in smoke control practice, incorporating the latest research and current engineering approaches.

With almost 500 pages of in-depth guidance, the handbook describes smoke control technology, including fundamental concepts, smoke control systems, and methods of analysis, and contains the information needed for the analysis of design fires, including considerations of sprinklers, shielded fires, and transient fuels. Systems discussed in the handbook include those for stairwell pressurization, elevator pressurization, zoned smoke control, and atrium smoke control. This is the first smoke control book with climatic data so that users will have easy-to-use weather data specifically for smoke control design for locations in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world.

Following the success of Principles of Smoke Management in 2002, this book adds coverage of topics including 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. Unique to previous smoke control literature, this handbook provides many example calculations to help designers prevent smoke damage. (Hardbound, 484 pp., 2012)

"A critical safety feature of today’s modern buildings, the design of smoke control systems, can be challenging and often requires collaboration between various project design teams. Where a smoke control system is required by the International Building Code® (or other codes and standards), the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering provides team members with the tools and information needed to effectively and accurately design and construct such systems.” ~Hamid Naderi, ICC’s Senior Vice President for Product Development

"The Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering is a must-have reference for anyone involved in the design of smoke management systems. The format was updated to make it more useful to practicing engineers. New material was added on system controls, smoke control in tunnels, full-scale testing and use of models in smoke control design. Also, Klote and Milke have enlisted the help of new coauthors for this edition, which increases the breadth of the handbook.” ~Morgan Hurley