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Smoke Control in hospitals

Smoke Control in hospitals

Smoke Control in hospitals

I am working on the design of a 200 beds hospital and reviewing NFPA 101 Chapter 18 to identify where to have smoke control system in the hospital. Currently I am having it in an atrium and in the corridors of the inpatient rooms floors. I need to do the minimum required by the code. Is this complying or not.

RE: Smoke Control in hospitals

The codes are minimum construction: you should do better than minimum.

RE: Smoke Control in hospitals

About offices, station areas where nurses are on duty, patient rooms, closets where cleaning equipment is stored, mechanical rooms and equipment rooms; Also you need enunciator panels by the lobby( for the firemen to identify the area of interest. Once you are done, review the prints and documents with the appropriate agencies, state fire marshal and local fire department, and least and probably not last the fire and liability insurance company engineering group.

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