Life Safety Dampers: An Integral Part of Effective Compartmentation…and the IBC

Belke, Mark A.
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2007 Supplement, Vol. 79, p12
The article provides information on the importance of installing life safety dampers. The author noted the International Building Code as the body of knowledge for building safety standards. Related to this issue are the concept of compartmentation and the concern for sprinkler system failure which are key to assessing a building's fire control system. Also included is a discussion on the building code requirements for life safety dampers. Involvement in safety discussions focusing on the use of life safety dampers is suggested.


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