Maxson Associates & Brad Adcock (TRIPLE CEU Event!) featuring Renlita Custom Opening Solutations and Smoke Guard
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Renlita and Smoke Guard courses
6:00 – 6:45 – Social Networking, Announcements and introductions
6:45 – 8:00 pm – Smoke Guard course
Speaker: Brad Adcock, Technical Consultant, Maxson & Associates
Note: It is not necessary to attend all three courses but is encouraged
Read about each course below:
First Course: Innovation and Customization in Overhead Doors
Description: Traditional overhead doors are limited in application. With outside-the-box technology, the door becomes a complement to architectural design vs a conflict. The door becomes more than just a door.
Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:
• 1. Identify the components and explain the operation of the various types of overhead doors
• 2. Discuss the benefits and limitations, and compare and contrast each type of overhead door
• 3. Evaluate how counterweight balanced doors can be used to add value to the design of an existing building, renovation and new construction
• 4. Discuss safety standards for overhead doors
• 5. Describe how overhead doors contribute to a sustainable design and LEED certification
Second Course: Smoke Protection at the Elevator Hoistway
Description: The course will provide you a better understanding of how smoke migrates in multi-story building fires and how building codes in the United States have evolved to address this danger. Throughout this course we will illustrate the physics of vertical smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building fires and the hazards this presents for building occupants. The instructor will discuss how building codes seek to protect building occupants from this hazard and review various methods that have been developed to meet these code requirements to limit vertical smoke migration.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:
• 1. To understand the behavior of the fire and smoke in a mid- or high-rise building.
• 2. To understand how the building codes address smoke migration in a fire and the effect of smoke migration on the means of egress via elevator lobbies in event of a building fire.
• 3. To review the product applications that have been developed to assist in meeting building code requirements concerning the control of smoke migration via elevator hoistways, and in providing means of egress for building occupants.
• 4. To review the design options that comply with building code requirements for egress planning.
Third Course: Fire and Smoke Curtains Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements
Description: This course will introduce the use of fire- and smoke-rated curtains as fire and smoke separation in atrium, stair and escalator designs in open floor plans. The course includes a review of the building code requirements for these designs and how flexible rated curtains can be used to comply with these requirements. We’ll cover the use of flexible curtains to supplement smoke evacuation or to replace smoke evacuation altogether as an alternative smoke control solution. Where required by code, the use of these curtains to provide floor to floor separation of escalators and stairs not part of the main egress path will be reviewed.
• 1. Discuss building code requirements for fire and smoke protection for atrium designs, interior stairs and escalators.
• 2. Describe the sustainable features of fire- and smoke-rated curtains.
• 3. Explain how fire and smoke curtains can be used to supplement or replace smoke evacuation systems in ways that save energy and reduce mechanical systems costs.
• 4. Summarize the ways fire and smoke curtains may be specified so they enhance daylighting by supporting atrium design.