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Smoke Control Systems

  • 06 Jan 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.


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January SFPE Charlotte Meeting

Smoke Control Systems - Compliance, Common Mistakes, Smart Design

SUMMARY - Audience will understand how to properly establish smoke control system compliance by reviewing common mistakes.  Each concept will be reviewed against the applicable ICC and NFPA Codes and Standards crtieria, then contextualized with real world fire scenarios.  Audience will be shown how to capture the cost, time, and space savings available in smoke control infrastructure design without sacrificing compliance.


Fundamentals: (15 min. segment)

  • IBC 909/IMC 513
  • NFPA 92 and 90A
  • Fire rated ventilation duct for four methods of smoke control 
  • Q&A  

Ventilation requirements: (15 min. segment)

  • Fan and Duct protection
  • Power and Control protection
  • Dedicated vs non-dedicated equipment
  • Q&A

Limitations of Designs: (15 min. segment)

  • Smoke modes/sequences and Fireman’s Over-ride Panels
  • Built fire resistive rated assemblies vs Product Assemblies
  • Listings/Approved Designs

Conclusion: (5 min. segment)

  • Q&A

Presenter: Joseph Hauf, PE - Conquest Firespray

Mr. Joseph Hauf, PE is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US. Mr. Hauf made his start in life safety engineering with Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. out of their Washington, DC office in 1988, while studying in the Fire Protection Engineering program at the University of Maryland. Mr. Hauf has over 29 years of experience in life safety and fire protection engineering for complex, high-rise, mixed-use projects in various jurisdictions in the United States and abroad. His extensive experience with smoke control systems and their associated infrastructure over that time paved the way for development of this insightful course since assuming his national educational outreach role as Vice President of Engineering Services for Conquest Firespray, LLC in August of 2015.

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