Eliminating lift lobbies
Smoke Control has supplied and installed Smoke Guard smoke containment screens over lift openings at Wairakei Road, Christchurch. The Smoke Guard product becomes an unobstructive smoke lobby and does not conflict with other design considerations. Smoke Guard is a unique product which was originally designed and patented by an Architect, and allows for an aesthetic design while providing strict compliance with the Building Code.
In the case of an event the Smoke Guard smoke containment screen deploys to form a smoke compartment, preventing smoke spread via the lift shaft. An unprotected lift shaft is known to provide upto 65% of vertical smoke movement in a building.