CASE 1: Side Acting Accordion with Power-assisted Egress
Hoistway protection is designed to isolate fire, smoke, heat and toxic gases or fumes from migrating floor to floor through vertical hoistways in multi-story structures. There are two fundamental methods prescribed in this code section, elevator lobbies or protection at the point of access to the elevator car.
In the first case study, there is no headroom and side stacking space is limited. The McKEON bi-parting accordion fire door technology stepped up to meet the demand of hi-end design without compromising specific code requirements including conforming side acting accordion fire door egress acceptance.