Deployable Fire- and Smoke-Protection Solutions

A closer look at the space-savvy systems delivering safe and code-compliant interiors
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Sponsored by Smoke Guard
By Jeanie Fitzgerald


Through the long lens of history, fire and smoke have illustrated just how dangerous and destructive they can be. Building codes now require what they do in an attempt to prevent past mistakes and avoid repeated and avoidable tragedies from occurring. Luckily, advancements in materials and technology offer architects solutions that enable them to achieve their next-level visions and create contemporary interiors designed for today while incorporating the hard-earned lessons from the past.

Rolling magnetic gasketed systems and fire- and smoke-rated vertical, horizontal, and perimeter curtains are examples of solutions that deliver the code-mandated protections in open, multistory spaces, enabling architects to design large, open spaces and grand central staircases. In addition, these systems are more space savvy and cost-effective than other mechanical systems that have been on the market for years, proving yet again that product innovation is a key support in the quest for cutting-edge and code-compliant design.


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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in June 2020