CASE 3: Vertical Acting without Egress

Smoke Compartmentation

The compartmentation requirements in these case studies are unique to hospital occupancies and are driven, for the most part, by means of egress provisions.

Designing care suites, particularly critical units in large hospitals, can be challenging when complying with restrictive smoke compartment provisions. The maximum area limit in care suites containing patient sleeping rooms with sprinklers and automatic smoke detection is 10,000 square feet. This case study features a critical suite that far exceeds these limits. The SmokeFighter® D150 came to the rescue and provided necessary separation where head room was limited and side room would only allow for very discreet side guides.